Dancing with the Devil - How Puff burned the Bad Boys of Hip Hop. Did YOU see the video up top & hear when Mark Curry said that niKKka's. Mark Curry's Bad Boy expose Dancing With The Devil: How Puff Burned The Bad Boys Of Hiphop tells a story as old as music itself. Read a free sample or buy Dancing with the Devil by Mark Curry. You can read this book with Apple Books on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.
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Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Mark Curry was born on July 15, in New York City. He's an Atlanta-based entertainer who was signed to the Bad Boy . Dancing with the Devil is Mark Curry's story of his years at Bad Boy Entertainment . He discloses his version on Puff Daddy's role in the East/West feud, his. Are you actually a follower of this Dancing With The Devil: How Puff Burned The Bad Boys Of Hip-Hop. By Mark Curry If that's so, why don't you take this.
Friend Reviews. The author sounds like a immature child who is constantly seeking validation from Puff. Welcome back. Mark Curry. The Vixen Diaries. This can serve as a great reference book for information you may come across in the future. Bil Cosby did!
I don't believe that he can't reinvent himself, if he can't make it as a rapper he should pursue to be a producer because its been proven that he has talent. These days times are hard on everyone because of the economy but I hope that he's planning his next move because he has a family to provide for, no insurance for himself means no insurance for the son that he has His story is a cautionary tale indeed and should be read by every aspiring singer, actress, and dancer May 03, Mark Curry rated it it was amazing.
Mar 16, Angel rated it liked it. The book itself reads like a series of conversations with Mark Curry. The style is engaging and easy to understand. However, he meanders through certain topics, often going on tangents or bouncing around chronologically. There are also typographical errors throughout.
Curry could have used a better editor. There are also inaccuracies in the book that tend to detract from his overall credibility.
You're left wondering how truthful the details in his story are.
In spite of this, I found it to be entertaining and engaging. He does a good job drawing you in by filling in details to events in hip-hop that are still shrouded in mystery. A good read for fans of hip-hop, especially in the early-to-mid nineties. Just take the stories with a grain of salt. Apr 17, Kojo Baffoe rated it liked it. Puff Daddy Diddy, etc is a business and social phenomenon who has achieved a great deal over the last decade in the music and entertainment industries.
There have always been lingering question marks around some of his actions. Mark Curry was part of his inner circle through a lot of his trials and triumphs. This book had the potential to come across as being very bitter but it doesn't. While all of it is from Curry's perspective - and so can't be taken as fact - it does give interesting insig Puff Daddy Diddy, etc is a business and social phenomenon who has achieved a great deal over the last decade in the music and entertainment industries.
While all of it is from Curry's perspective - and so can't be taken as fact - it does give interesting insight into the world behind the scenes. It seems Diddy's world is solely about Diddy, at the expense of everyone else.
And yes, the Devil he refers to in the title of the book is Sean Combs himself. It is a quick and easy read, written in a conversational style, and touches the surface of a lot of incidents and events. It isn't backed up by clear fact but it does make one think View 2 comments. Puff Puff Burn!!
Some of the things in this book I already knew but their was a lot I didn't. Reading this book put a lot of things in perspective. In reading this it makes you wonder if the music industry is even worth pursuing, with so many bad things going on. Good Read This was a good Read. Finished this book in 1 day. A lot of good behind the scenes stories. But sad too. Save you money The author of the book reminds me of a battered woman.
There are NO friends in the industry. The author sounds like a immature child who is constantly seeking validation from Puff. Moral of the story Not Worth it The author tells us everything that we already know. The book is all over the place and the author talks about everybody but only gives you a little insight on his life.
Everything that is in the book has already been put out by the media. Good read.
Not much to reveal. Good storytelling and writing.
The hype was better than the finished project. Would definitely recommend to the Hip-Hop community. Mar 23, Philly Aesthete Brown rated it liked it Shelves: This would have been a better read if Curry had a reliable editor onboard. May 04, Red rated it liked it. All Artists should read this and hire a stupendous entertainment lawyer to review their contracts. I could not comprehend why Mike Curry kept believing that his encounters with Sean Combs would change when Mr.
Combs actions showed otherwise. He was passive and didn't have the intelligence or discernment to stop himself from being exploited, but his story is provocative, interesting and informative. Mar 27, Marna rated it really liked it. This book is so good. I couldn't help myself. I read it in two days.
If you want to know what happened with Bad Boy, you will not have to wonder anymore. Oct 18, Darren Dixon rated it really liked it.
Some great Stories told. Feb 27, Shante Nixon rated it liked it. Too damn long. Maurice rated it really liked it Jul 07, Kenya rated it liked it Mar 10, Mark Peeples Jr rated it it was amazing Mar 03, Jay Light rated it liked it Feb 18, McPhaul M.
Gwendolyn Baugh rated it liked it May 22, Rosalyn rated it liked it Apr 08, Saturn Brathwaite rated it it was amazing May 21, Deygg rated it it was amazing Jul 19, Kembee rated it liked it Aug 22, Ke rated it it was amazing Apr 24, Christi Hobaugh rated it really liked it Dec 29, Sandra Lebrun rated it liked it Feb 13, I'm an avid reader, and despite the grammatical errors missed from editing there were quite a few , this book receives 5 stars in my honest opinion.
You ever heard a story from someone, and just KNEW they weren't lieing, even though you weren't there to see it with your own eyes? That's how I felt the entire time that I read this book.
I couldn't put it down. It's just that good. Being born in the 80s, and raised in the 90s, Mark really puts sooo many pieces of the puzzle together in regards to the entire East Coast vs West Coast beef, and what many have speculated about artists in the industry being robbed blind of their royalties and life's work, and how Diddy rose to the levels that he has, while becoming unscathed.
It's amazing that after everything that I've read, he's still a free man.. As a singer, songwriter, and audio engineer, I can appreciate what Mark has done.
So many people get into the business while in desperation and despair, looking at these figures in the music and entertainment industry as "gods. I see exactly what they mean. Hopefully more people will purchase this book, not just because they are interested to learn about Diddy because there are many more individuals that comprise this book , or just because you're interested or working in the music industry, but because this book has a lot of life lessons that can be learned no matter what industry you delve into, and what path you are in life.
This book was hands down the best I've read in a minute. May The Most High bless and keep you Mark! Take that! Paperback Verified Purchase. This book arrived in decent condition. I was looking forward to reading this book for quite some time.
And I have to say as a person that likes to gather information and seek truth in general and especially when it comes to Hollywood and entertainment, this book enlightened me to things I did not know. The personal accounts of Mark Curry and his experiences with Puff and other artists made clear for sure that the entertainment business is one place where you have to have your core in tact and you most definitely have to be okay with walking away from money.
Mark Curry does a great job telling his story in a real personal and frank way that lets you in the inside and at the same time making you look at the great Puff Daddy with real strict eyes. Although at times the self accolades Mark Curry gives himself in the book in regards to being heralded by critics is some what questionable, I would definitely recommend this book primarily for two reasons. There are just some stories and pieces of information you just wont find on google or tmz.
You simply wont be privy to certain things unless you get first hand account from someone like Mark Curry that not only was he in the thick of things but who he himself knew the major players if not more so then Puff.
That alone makes his testimony credible. If you are an investigator into how rappers died and just some of the questionable things that go on in Hollywood and in the entertainment business, then this book will most definitely connect the dots along with other sources and pieces of material you may have to the mysterious non sense we see and hear in the media.
This can serve as a great reference book for information you may come across in the future. Examples being the murders of Tupac and Biggie. Not to mention he has sources listed in the back of the book and quotes to add to his story.
That alone is commendable.
The author recites a childhood of turbulence and let downs by his father who was exclusively focused on chasing money, women and phantom fame while neglecting Mark and the rest of the family time and time again. Through the years his father marginally contributes towards his ability to develop songwriting skills. Years later he willingly enter the same type of relationship with Puffy. See all reviews.
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