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  • Kanye West Owes Me $300

  • And Other True Stories from a White Rapper Who Almost Made It Big
  • By: Jensen Karp
  • Narrated by: Jensen Karp, Chris MacDonnell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418

When 12-year-old Jensen Karp got his first taste of rapping for crowds at his friend's bar mitzvah in 1991, little did he know that he was taking his first step on a crazy journey - one that would end with a failed million-dollar recording and publishing deal with Interscope Records when he was only 19. Now, in Kanye West Owes Me $300, Karp finally tells the true story of his wild ride as "Hot Karl", the most famous white rapper you've never heard of.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Buried the lead

  • By Titus Smith on 06-09-16

Great Storyteller

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Reviewed: 06-08-16

What made the experience of listening to Kanye West Owes Me $300 the most enjoyable?

Amazing stories. Funny, dated pop culture references. Clever battle rap punch lines.

What other book might you compare Kanye West Owes Me $300 to and why?

Gasping for Airtime by Jay Mohr

What about Jensen Karp and Chris MacDonnell ’s performance did you like?

Nailed it.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

So glad Jensen read the book. I laughed throughout.

Any additional comments?

Hey Jensen, where can I hear that late 90's demo? Can't wait for the movie.

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