About the Book
Forty-nine-year-old Dade Eduardo Lord is the founder and president of Precision Records, a heavyweight record company based in New York City. Lord loves money, and, in fact, he worships it. At the age of twenty-three, he fathered a child, Crystal Hill, whom he abandoned at birth.
At sixteen, Crystal became MC Ms. Lady, a Brooklyn-based rapper. By age nineteen, she’s known as the “queen of hip-hop” with hit records produced by Konscious Flow Productions, a rival hip-hop company of Precision Records. Not only is Crystal a brilliant rapper, but a scholar who attended Harvard University for one year, landing on its Dean’s list. She envisions being more than just a rapper; she aspires to be a record executive.
Crystal meets with Lord and earns an executive internship position at Precision Records. But she harbors a deeper and more personal reason for wanting to intern with her father’s company. Is it to seek Lord’s love and approval or to destroy him because of his past deeds and abandonment?
About the Author
Denis Gray is the author of Black Bloods, A Long Stretch of Blue, A Bigger Prize, Hard Ground, Teardrop, Della’s Deed, Lucky, and Benny’s Last Blast. He lives in New York with his wife, Barbara.Charles Lilly created the cover image. He has illustrated many book covers, children’s books, magazine articles, advertising promotions, and movie posters in addition to having been an instructor at the Visual Arts 17 of his 41-year career. He’s living in New York City, as his 33-year-old son Elliot now carries the legacy forward in Dallas, Texas as a video game illustrator.