Sentences: The Life Of M.F. Grimm

September 17, 2007 | Comics


Sentences: The Life Of M.F. Grimm
Percy Carey, Ronald Wimberly
Vertigo/DC Comics
$23.99/$19.99 US (Hardcover)
**** (out of five)

The world of Hip-Hop is one of dazzling peaks and terrifying valleys and nobody knows this better than Percy Carey.
Rising alongside the industry itself out of the streets of New York City in the 80s, Carey, under his emcee name: M.F. Grimm, went from street-tough punk to rubbing elbows with and often performing alongside icons like Doom, Snoop, Dre, Tupac and many others.
But as Grimm’s fame grew, so did his list of enemies and the result was a series of bloody gun battles from the snowy streets of Harlem to the warm California nights.
Just as his career looked like it was set to soar he was ambushed in an attack that left the would-be star without the use of his legs.
Always a survivor, Carey went back to making music, but also kept dealing drugs and guns until he got caught and sent up for four-to-life.
In prison, Carey found a new strength and upon his release he reinvented himself and is now one of the leading forces in underground Hip-Hop.
The rise, fall and rise again of this real-life Hip-Hop icon, told in his own words with no punches pulled and no attempt to glamourize a sometimes shady industry that so many aspire to be part of, is an absolutely mesmerizing read.
Carey, along with talented artist Ronald Wimberly, has crafted a gripping cautionary tale that is accessible and simply outstanding.

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