In his new book, "Deadest Rapper Alive: The Rise of Lil' Wayne and the Fall of Urban Youth, Philadelphia Minister Jomo K. Johnson gives two reasons why Lil' Wayne might be the next Hip Hop tragedy.
Online PR News – 19-September-2011 – – Pastor Jomo K. Johnson's book, "Deadest Rapper Alive: The Rise of Lil’ Wayne and the Fall of Urban Youth" is nationally distributed by Lulu Publishing, Amazon Book Store, and select local bookstores.
Deadest Rapper Alive makes an eye-opening examination and social diagnosis of the Rap Music icon, Dwayne Carter a.k.a. Lil’ Wayne. By studying his image, content, persona, and lyrics, Pastor Johnson makes a dire plea of warning. He proposes that the music of Wayne is actually much more than beats and lyrics, but it is a philosophy that when followed will lead to extremely dangerous consequences in the lives of Urban Youth.
The book also makes the claim that the Rap Superstar is at risk of being the next tragic figure in the line of deceased Hip Hop artists. Johnson proposes Wayne's constant drug abuse and affiliation with the Piru Blood gang put him in great danger of being another music casualty. Johnson writes, "for almost a third of his entire life has used drugs in some form of the other. The most dangerous of these drugs are Promethazine. As mentioned earlier at least three rappers have died in the last 10 years by overdosing on this narcotic. While Wayne is forbidden to use this narcotic during his probation, it is difficult to say that he will completely cease once he has the freedom to use again. The recent and tragic death of Amy Winehouse should be a constant reminder of seriousness of musicians with drug abuse problems." Johnson also quotes threats from rival gang members to Wayne showing a eerily similar connection to the possible gang related death of Tupac Shakur.
"Deadest Rapper Alive: The Rise of Lil' Wayne and the Fall of Urban Youth" will be available to the public October 1st, 2011. If you would like more information on this book, or would like to schedule an interview with Jomo K. Johnson, please contact: Administration@PhillyOpenAirChurch.com
Jomo K. Johnson is the Founder and Pastor of Philly Open Air Church in North Philadelphia, He is a licensed minister in the P.C.A. He holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Beacon University and is a current Masters of Divinity student at Westminster Theological Seminary. He has written several other books including, “Letters To Charles: Cordial Letters to and from and Atheist Friend.” All proceeds for this book will go toward Mercy Ministry at Philly Open Air Church.