The prequel to ‘Real Live Gangster’ – the Death Row Saga as told by the one that got away.
This is the first part of a true chronicle of Los Angeles’ Death Row Records as told by Nina herself, Pac’s trusted ally from his prison days and Suge Knight’s assistant at Death Row. It details the start of her journey from childhood, clashes between her Indian and English heritage, anorexia, suicidal depression leading to life as a struggling journalist in Barnsley and the birth of the magazine, The Real State – her passport to a life far from ordinary. After her quests for the truth take her to New York, Paris, London, Amsterdam and Italy, she finally lands in California, living in its ghettos and wastelands for several months before settling in Watts, Los Angeles. The book is a vital brutally honest document of worlds and realities certain people didn’t want revealed, giving an unlikely perspective on a story previously thought to be thoroughly American.