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  • Author:
    Terrance Dean
  • ISBN:
    1451611927
  • ISBN13:
    978-1451611922
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  • Publisher:
    Atria Books; Original edition (June 14, 2011)
  • Pages:
    336 pages
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    United States
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Terrance Dean's debut novel MOGUL is a cautionary tale in the tradition of E. Lynn Harris. Nobody else could have written this book. Terrance Dean broke new ground with Hiding in Hip Hop and now he does it again with Mogul.

Terrance Dean's debut novel MOGUL is a cautionary tale in the tradition of E. It enters the secret world of Hip Hop and gives new meaning to the word "family. Fast, suspenseful and eye-opening, MOGUL will make you take a second look at everyone you thought you knew. For the first time ever we are given an exclusive red carpet and backstage pass into the mind of a rap mogul living on the down low.

Mogul - Terrance Dean. With his novel Mogul, Terrance Dean continues to make words simmer on the page, with insightful character development, dramatic plot twists, and explosive dialogue. From the Essence bestselling author of Hiding in Hip Hop and an entertainment insider-a juicy debut novel about the down-low life of one of New York’s most beloved Hip Hop producers. AFTER THE SUDDEN DEATH OF HIS FATHER, A RENOWNED JAZZ musician, Aaron Big . Tremble clings to music as an escape. Sure to be another bestseller!

Terrance Dean does a great job of weaving reality into this fiction novel. While reading through the pages, you can’t help but try and guess whom he is referring to when the descriptions and references are so revealing. Mogul is an entertaining read that isn’t too over the top.

From the Essence bestselling author of Hiding in Hip Hop and an entertainment insider-a juicy debut novel about the down-low life of one of New York’s most beloved Hip Hop producers. Making hip hop beats becomes his life. His love for music lands him at the estate of Larry Pop Singleton, a retired and respected Hip Hop music mogul who sees something special in Big . and he also knows the truth about his sexuality.

Hue Man Bookstore and Walk Tall Girl productions are bringing best-selling author, Terrance Dean, and his new novel, MOGUL, Off-Broadway with their From The Page to Stage event – TELLING OUR STORIES. A Performance, Discussion and Book signing with bestselling author, TERRANCE DEAN. The event is being moderated, DR. MARC LAMONT HILL, Host of Our World with Black Enterprise. Wednesday, June 8. 8pm. Second Stage Theatre. New York, NY. The performance: BY THE WAY MEET, VERA STARK. The hit comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner. Lynn Nottage starring Sanaa Lathan

Check the listing below of Terrance’s appearances and join him for this summer’s hottest read, and get your books signed! You won’t be disappointed!

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Find sources: "Terrance Dean" – news · newspapers · books · scholar . Terrance Dean is a writer, author, former MTV executive, and speaker.

Find sources: "Terrance Dean" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (May 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). He is best known as the Essence Magazine best-selling author for his 2008 memoir, Hiding in Hip-Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry - from Music to Hollywood

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Find nearly any book by Terrance Dean. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. ISBN 9780739434048 (978-0-7394-3404-8) Hardcover, Villard, 2003.

Speaker, educator, author, and hip hop head Terrance Dean is the author of the explosive and provocative memoir, Hiding In Hip Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry from Music to Hollywood

ISBN 10: 1451611927, ISBN 13: 9781451611922. Published by Atria Books, 2011. Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover. Speaker, educator, author, and hip hop head Terrance Dean is the author of the explosive and provocative memoir, Hiding In Hip Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry from Music to Hollywood. Dean is also the author of Mogul: A Novel, Straight from Your Gay Best Friend and coauthor of Visible Lives.

From the Essence bestselling author of Hiding in Hip Hop and an entertainment insider—a juicy debut novel about the “down-low” life of one of New York’s most beloved Hip Hop producers.After the suddendeath of his father, a renowned jazz musician, Aaron “Big A.T.” Tremble clings to music as an escape. Making hiphop beatsbecomes his life.His love formusic lands him at the estate ofLarry “Pop” Singleton, a retired and respectedHip Hop music mogul who sees something special in Big A.T., and he also knows the truth about his sexuality. With Pop’s blessings and nurturing, Big A.T. is on the path to becoming the next great Hip Hop producer in New York. With the help of Pop and “the family,” a network of secretly gay men in the Hip Hop world, Big A.T. finds success and starts his own music label. He’s signed and worked with some of the biggest Hip Hop artists in the country. One of them is Brooklyn native lyricist, “Tickman.” Together they are making sweet music together. Tickman and Big A.T.’s relationship goes beyond producer and rapper – they become secret lovers. Nothing can stop Big A.T. All of the radio stations play his music. He has money, fame, and Jasmine, his girlfriend who doesn’t know about his secret love for men. However, at the pinnacle of his career, compromising photos of Big A.T. land on the desk of a national news program—and in the hands of his girlfriend. Big A.T., for the first timeis at a crossroad in his career: come out publicly with his secret or watch his music empire crumble.

Skrimpak
When I decided to read this book, I knew what I was in for. I've read books about down low men before (E.Lynn Harris, JL King, and Dean's previous book). It seems to me that this whole down low thing is exaggerated, and all these down low novels are the same. There were some things that I doubted in this novel as well as the issue as whole. Like a man meeting another one and finding out he is secretly homo the same day? Really? You would think that if they work so hard to keep it hidden, that they wouldn't reveal their secret so easily. A young man trying to be a rapper meets a producer for the first time. When they get to his office one minute later, the young man drops his pants intending to sleep with the man. Really? Are people that desperate to get in the game? Well, I've never worked in the entertainment business, so what do I know? If you are going to write about this down low thing, make it realistic.
asAS
Much Kudos goes to Terrance Dean for writing a sizzling page turner. This is the perfect beach/summer read as it has a quick pace, short chapters and many melodramatic, yet unexpected plot twists sure to keep readers on edge and interested in how this sensationalized story plays out. Spoiler Alert: A major character's untimely exit halfway through is the catalyst & turning point for what happens to the remaining characters in the book. Loosely based on subject matter introduced in Dean's non-fiction work, an ambiguously detailed memoir, Dean here gives voice to this story as an informed credible source for the storylines played out here against the backdrop of the Hip-Hop & Rap music industry. Readers will wonder if these fictional characters are based on any real life celebrities in the Hip-Hop world and subsequently try to guess who these characters are. If I was in Atlantic City or Vegas gambling, I would be waging my chips on that claim, giving a resounding, "YES". The book will be a generalized revelation to some and an affirmation to others as it reveals that even in the macho, misogynistic-driven music world of Rap & Hip-Hop there lies a bond between men and women protected by a "honor" code of silence who call themselves "family" because they are united by a secret life of homosexuality. Dean's novel takes it there exploring a world navigated by men on the down low conflicted within themselves and the facade that the world and the music business make them create. Dean gives an assortment of gay male characters reflecting a rainbow spectrum of SGL folks from the young, eager Nelly-inspired Dirty South rappers all the way to the Quincy Jonesque "daddy" CEOs bankrolling the music industry and keeping the boys in the "family" together. The women in this novel are not to be slept on either. Dean paints a canvas of strong, driven career women who are the supportive friends of these brothers in turmoil to the women who love the money, power and respect that these men represent. In the midst of this backdrop you're treated to a doomed -from-the-beginning "love story" that really is about two individuals in love with an image that they've either created or success they desire to obtain. An ideal they hope for that ultimately tears them apart. The novel ends with a cliffhanger of sorts as Dean definitely leaves enough loose ends that almost guarantee a sequel. A new American past time and our fascination with it is hinted at towards the end of the novel. That is, our obsession with reality television. Stay tuned.
Zut
I thought this was a pretty good book. Granted, I have to admit that I did struggle with the homosexual scenes in the beginning. However, that does not influence my feeling about this book because I went in with eyes wide open when I started this book. This book caused me to think about what gay celebrities go through in a vasty homophobic society. However, some of the things mentioned in this books are some of the same things heteroxeuals celebrities face. I did have issues with virtually every character in the book, expectially Big A.T. Maybe thats the sign of a good book. I also feel that the ending was not very good. I enjoyed this book.
MisTereO
This book was a page turner. It was well written. If you have the time and are a true reader you can read this book in one day. I carried my Kindle everywere and every free moment I had I read. MOGUL is where fame, secrets and sexuality meet. In the description (Big A.T has money, fame, and Jasmine, his girlfriend who doesn't know about his secret.) If you can handle same sex anything and have an open mind, please pick up MOGUL. This book is a very good read. Cant wait for the next book because this definetly can have a book II. Terrance Dean I told you before that i enjoy your writting. I have recommeneded you to friends and I wish you the best of luck as an Author. Keep the books coming.

Carla Shepherd
Savage, MD
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Ttexav
There should be a sequel since the ending was a little unfinished. But the point was made: there are homosexuals in the hip-hop and rap industry and they may be married or have female significant others.
Acrobat
Mogul was simply a great read. It was well written and the characters were well developed. The story read more like a biography than a fictional work. Hiding one's sexuality has to a difficult and stressful way to live. However, no secret stays secret for long as Aaron, aka Big A.T. found out. I highly recommend.
Qiahmagha
The novel was an easy read and Terrance Dean did a wonderful job captivating the reader's attention from page one on out. In my personal opinion, I did not necessarily care for the ending; however, I have to admire the conclusion because the readers will always wonder about the future personal development of these characters...allowing us to be attached to such an unforgettable book.

The world of down low brothers is not a fictional; it is quite a reality that this author shares the struggle, happiness, depression, love and self identity that closeted men battle with. Terrance Dean did an immaculate job expressing the fears that gay black men have in a community that at times can be rather critically judgmental of homosexuality. This was a great follow up to his Hiding in Hip Hop.
I absolutely LOVED this book! This was my first Terrance Dean novel but it definitely won't be my last! It was well written and kept me engaged! I remember Terrance Dean read an excerpt from Mogul at Heart & Soul (a poetry spot in Houston)and I knew I had to own the book!