Take a visual ride into the lives of some of the realest characters you will ever come across brought to you by URBAN AINT DEAD.
The Hottest Summer Ever
Kush is the very definition of Daddy's little girl. Whatever she wants, she gets. There's no Santa Claus or Tooth Fairy in the hood, just Daddy, her knight in shining armor. But when he was murdered, her life spirals out of control. A child in the hands of a negligent mother, Kush is forced to kill in self defense. Sent to YDC and later orphaned, she meets Redd in the streets of Atlanta. Together they link up with Bear, a mastermind who is seemingly a Jack of all trades. With his help, they put together a crew, and pull a number of capers to raise their status. Suddenly the tables are turned. A member leaves the crew for a shot at legitimacy. Enemies made along the way are plotting to retaliate. Loyalty is tested, and close friends are turning up dead. A target now, Kush must find the enemy, and put an end to the threat. As the pieces come together, she realizes that the forces gathered are more powerful than her own...
Despite The Odds
Having lost his mother to gun violence in the City of Chicago, young "Bishop" is placed in foster care and is left to figure out how to escape the hell his life has become. Familiar with the streets, he finds a weed connect and proves his grind to where Corn, an affiliated boss, puts a city block under his control. Respect has to be earned and Bishop can do nothing but go hard, demonstrating raw strength to those who test. With his block raining money, Bishop calls Lil Tone to his side, but with him comes drama that interferes with the whole operation. Bishop loses the right to control the block. Despite The Odds is a true-style-come-up that surpasses most and rivals others on today's market with its accurate depiction, drama, and unforeseen twists. All of which comes together for the most satisfying read. Let's Ride!
Mercenary, Joker Red, is double crossed by his cousin, Skeeter Dukes. He is left to serve years in prison with nothing other than thoughts of vengeance and money as fuel for survival. Coincidentally, the stage for both is set within 12 hours of his release, when Joker Red stumbles across his treacherous cousin at the strip club, murders him in the bathroom, and introduces himself to the club's star stripper, Uzenna Jade, immediately after. Joker falls for the stripper and laters learns that she and twelve other women at the club are slaves to a sex trafficking ring orchestrated by the Italian mafia boss, Big Frank Braga. With his hate for the human trafficking market, his love for the stripper, along with the idea to utilize Uzenna and her female companions to facilitate his narc distribution operation across the U.S, Joker Red calls upon his ex militia group, EIE, to launch an apoclyptic-style attack on the club, killing dosens of mafiosi. While Joker Red's nation wide drug smuggling scheme comes into play, his crew sees money as they hadn't seen in years, and he enjoys a lusty relationship with Uzeena, who welcomes other women to their bed. Meanwhile, Big Frank Braga learns who is responsible for the attack on his club, and he wants the head of all those involved... A deadly storm is on the horizon of the city of Chicago as the Italian boss of all bosses gear up to take on Joker Red and his EIE force of highly trained military rouges! --
Tales 4rm Da Dale
There's a saying in Riverdale: sometimes you have to do the wrong thing to make stuff right. Tales 4rm Da Dale is a peek at the lives of street-smart men and women who take this to heart and experience horrid lessons of a lifetime. In Money Blessings, Rico grinds day-in day-out in the trap. Cursed by the streets, he is face to face with the fact no strategy takes him forward in the game, and that for every gain there's an even greater loss. Fed up, Rico falls weak to the enigmatic pull of a root doctor and the lure of a simple way out. Suddenly, he is blessed by the game. Money comes, but all money ain't good money... Ma Dukez is the tale of a young teen kicked out on the street. With no place to go, J-Rock teams up with his partna, Black, and an old head named G. Together they orchestrate several licks while J-Rock struggles to accept the severed relationship with his mother. A day of mishaps and a botched move later, J-Rock is left for dead, so-called friends are nowhere to be found, and a mother's love is tested. Rell has just been convicted of murder and is scheduled for sentencing the next day. While on lockdown, his bunk mate Juvi- a young, rambunctious teen from Atlanta- becomes restless and nerve-racking to the point of a headache. Rell is seconds away from exploding, but when Juvi asks him to tell him a story to pass the time he feels that his story could be the wake-up call Juvi needs to Chill Out.