Ruthless Ruthless

Ruthless

A Memoir

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Publisher Description

Ruthless tells the explosive story of Jerry Heller's alliance with Eric Wright, aka Eazy-E, one of the legends of rap music and a founding member of N.W.A., "the world's most dangerous band." As a longtime music industry superagent, Heller had the skill and insight necessary to guide N.W.A.'s cometlike rise to the top of the charts. Along the way there were raucous nationwide tours, out-of-control MTV pool parties, and X-rated business meetings. Heller held on through the brutal shocks and reversals of the Ruthless Records era, which saw the label being targeted by the FBI, and its principal artists locked in bitter conflict, until a final turnaround placed Ruthless at the top of the heap once more.

Heller turns the music industry inside out, exposing its strange logic and larger-than-life personalities. Ruthless provides keen insight into the popular music scene, with an unforgettable portrait of its rollicking excesses, life-churning drama, and multimillion-dollar highs.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2006
October 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Gallery Books
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
783.4
KB

Customer Reviews

2 sides to every story ,

Another side to the story

Having been friends with a lot of label reps and reps from promotion & management houses in the early 00's I also felt the other side of the story probably held a lot more water than the accusations made over the years, reading this book I've come to understand even more how the central figures of NWA folded the band more because of general mistrust and heightened expectations than the reality of being treated properly.

albertboromei ,

Interesting but all over the place.

The book was mediocre and disorganized. Jerry did not steal a penny rather as much as write contracts that assured his advantage so what's the difference that's business I guess.....even if it's the black Beatles. RIP Eeasy E.

Big Al .50 cal ,

Ruthless

Overall mediocre book. Somewhere in the latter half I got lost in the web of "Hey I'm Jerry Heller and I'm gonna drop names from way back...and it goes on and on and on..." but it did have some interesting views on things. Often his timelines don't actually match up with records released by Ice Cube and even an Eazy-E album. Nevertheless I read it and it was slightly entertaining and minimally informative.

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