Iceberg Slim’s “Pimp”: The Original Gangster’s Timeless Tell-All is a Riveting Read
Copyright 2020 by Michael W. Rickard II
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It’s not too often that you get a realistic look at the lifestyle of the pimp. If prostitution is the world’s oldest profession, what does that mean for the person who runs the streets, collecting money from prostitutes, and making sure they maximize their hustle? Of course, I’m talking about the pimp, an instantly recognizable figure who is the subject of much myth. Thanks to Iceberg Slim’s classic memoir, Pimp, people have a chance to see the life of a pimp, (genital) warts and all. It’s a brutal (and brutally honest) depiction of how a person can dehumanize others in an effort to become wealthy and respected as the best in their game.
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