Power & Beauty
A Love Story of Life on the Streets
Publication Date: October 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Hip-hop artist Tip "T.I." Harris has received every acclaim the music world has to offer. Now, working with bestselling celebrity collaborator David Ritz, T.I. applies all his talent and experience to the world of fiction by creating the epic love story of Power and Beauty.
After the death of his mother, Charlotte, Paul Power Clay allows himself to be guided by Slim, a local businessman. Slim always has the best of everything, and Power is sure that if he learns Slim's ways, he'll make something of himself--and perhaps be worthy of Tanya Beauty Long. From Chicago to Miami to New York, through drugs, women, and violence, Power makes the difficult transition from boy to man and, in doing so, begins to question if those who have taught him--including Slim--truly have his best interests at heart.
Beauty has always known that the only person she can rely on is herself. After her mother died when she was eleven years old, she was adopted by close family friend Charlotte Clay. But with Charlotte's death, Beauty knows she's no longer safe and protected--especially as Power gets sucked into a new kind of life. As soon as she can, she turns her back on Atlanta--and the growing love she feels for Power--for a chance to make it in the Big Apple. With a successful fashion career on the horizon, Beauty takes New York by storm with her wit, business savvy, and breathtaking good looks. But she's never forgotten those she left behind. And when it becomes clear that Power needs her, Beauty will risk everything to save the man she loves.
TIP T.I. HARRIS is a Grammy Awardwinning rapper, film and music producer, actor, and writer. He is the founder and cochief executive officer of Grand Hustle Records, and he launched his film company, Grand Hustle Films, in 2007. He and his wife, Tiny, star in the hit VH1 reality show T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle, and are involved in charities and community outreach involving children and those suffering with Alzheimers. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.