Still Hood A HoodRat Novel


St. Martin's Griffin



Trade Paperback

352 Pages



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Only the strong survive on the streets of Brooklyn. While Dena Jones definitely has what it takes not only to survive, but to succeed, she wants out. She's determined to make it out of Crooklyn by any means necessary and doesn’t have a problem manipulating men to get what she wants. Just ask her boyfriend Lance, or his girlfriend Michelle.

True has finally made it. His debut album has the streets going crazy and is threatening to spill over into the mainstream. After the murder of his group, his jump off and almost his dreams, True's life is finally starting to look up, until karma catches up with him. Somebody wants him dead and he doesn’t know why, or does he?

Jah and Yoshi’s was supposed to be a romance straight out of a storybook but there are no such things as fairy tails in the ghetto. Her position as a stylist keeps her in the mix and in the company of some industry heavyweights. Jah tries to be understanding but he can’t help but wonder just how much he can trust his girlfriend. He had promised to love her regardless of her past but in addition to wondering whether his girlfriend is creeping with her clients, Jah has got a bigger problem. Someone is trying to kill True and it's his job to make sure that doesn’t happen.


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Chapter 1
“Yo, this muthafucka is gonna be popping tonight!” Roxy said, louder than she needed to.
The midtown Manhattan block had started to resemble a parade more than a club line. Women pranced back and forth, scantily clothed, preying on the men who ogled them. Cars were bumper-to-bumper, either looking for near impossible parking or trying to holla at the chicks. It seemed like damn near everyone in the city had turned out for the event. It was going down and as usual Roxy and Sugar were on the scene.
Roxy and Sugar, or the Good Time Girls as they were called, were notorious
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  • K'wan

  • K'wan is a Harlem native and the author of Hood Rat, Eve, Hoodlum, Street Dreams, Gangsta and Road Dawgz. He has been featured in KING magazine, The New York Press, MTV, BET, VIBE and Big News.
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