"The Shakur who emerges here is no illiterate gangster-turned-gangsta but, rather, a bright, artistic, driven man whose life and career continue to inspire many people."
Library Journal, 1/29/10
"Original . . . As much a biography of Shakur as a history of racial struggle in America. . . . Those looking for a compelling, no-holds-barred biography and an education regarding significant historical events should seek out this book."
Buffalo News, 1/31/10
"Fine writing and deft analysis."
"Exhaustively researched and contextualized . . . Insightful, enjoyable and expansive . . . This undeniably solid biography will deepen anyone's appreciation of the hip-hop legend."
The Source, March 2010
"An in-depth and chilling analysis of the rap icon."