Magic City: Trials of a Native Son – Official book release party hosted by MTV with Trick Daddy and Peter Bailey on November 17 inside South Beach’s Club Play
Come party with the self-proclaimed “Mayor of Miami” Trick Daddy and author Peter Bailey as they sign copies of Trick’s much anticipated memoir. The DJ’s will be spinning the newest from Miami’s crown prince of thugs alongside his old classics. Doors will be opening at 9 pm for an intimate media meet and greet. The star-studded affair follows Tuesday’s book signing inside the Pembroke Pines’ Barnes & Noble.
1045 5th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Book Synopsis: Magic City: Trials of a Native Son (MTV/Gallery Books; November 16, 2010; $16.00), chronicles Trick Daddy’s story against the backdrop of Miami, the Magic City. It is an extraordinary story, of a childhood marked by poverty, a crime-laden adolescence, an incarceration, a meteoric rise to fame, and a struggle with a potentially fatal medical condition. It’s the story of a boy whose father was a pimp; who, left to his own devices, learned to hustle to survive and whose only role model was his brother, the drug dealer he watched plying his trade on the block. But while his story is remarkable, the most astonishing part is that he is not only still alive, but that he got out.
Magic City: Trials Of A Native Son is the story of how that potent mixture of extremes, the dazzling beauty and glittering wealth of the Magic City, and the crime, the corruption and the despair playing out in its shadows gave rise to what has now become the most dominant sound in hip hop, in the process revitalizing a stagnant art form. MAGIC CITY, told in Bailey’s artful prose, is an ode to the city of Miami, a riveting tale of a paradise lost.