Soul of a Gangsta - J. Diggs & E.J. Burney

Soul of a Gangsta

By J. Diggs & E.J. Burney

  • Release Date: 2022-08-24
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings


Hip-hop artist, documentary producer, and president of the largest independent record label in the country, J. Diggs brings America the tale of two conspiracies. Survivor of eight different federal penitentiaries in ten years, a man who was convicted for conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery, BET's youngest American Gangsta, Diggs gives you the raw and uncut tales of hustling in the '80s, vivid accounts of bank robberies, prison stories, and the struggles of returning to his hood, the notorious Crest, located in California's Bay Area.

With the riveting stories that tell of ups, downs, years of fighting to rebuild his life after prison, the loss of his friend and hip-hop icon MacDre, and the ongoing battle to keep his freedom, Soul of a Gangsta reads more like fiction.

Soul of a Gangsta allows you a glimpse into the life of J. Diggs, the artist, the producer, the entrepreneur, the survivor, and the family man. Walk through the streets of crack dealing, murder, armed bank robberies, prison, riots, shoot-outs, and prostitutes--a past that will finally be revealed to the world through this autobiography, which tells the story of two worlds and a young Black man's fight to rebuild his life.


  • Excellent Read

    By BeastMode69/69
    Informative, entertaining…. However, there is an overall message in this book. Throughout the money, women, fame, & criminal activity…. There is a cost. Are you prepared to pay? If not, stay in your lane n keep it moving. There are many ways to climb that financial plateau, and be able to ENJOY your gains. Through the rain n da pain, J DIGGS is at that place of peace and financial stability. Use this book as lesson learnt, n go ANOTHER way, if it isn’t too late. Much love to J DIGGS, who kept it on code…..(and if you’re on a high energy workout… play 2Pac’s Hit’em Up n J DIGGS 3 FINGER WACK on repeat! Rompaugraphy is another banger you can hit the road with..) STAY UP J DIGGS!!! WESTSIDE!! Da Bay!!
  • Fire

    By Dpro laray
    Dope dope book page turner beginning to the very end !