About American D-Boy:
Jason and his little brother Darius were born into the dope game. After being left to fend for themselves on the streets, they met George, a high level heroin supplier.
They quickly blow up. Things get to crazy for Jason, so he quits his day job as a dope dealer to become DJ. As DJ Jay-Roc, he lands a dream job at the biggest hip hop radio station in America. It came with a price… (read more)
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write American D-Boy?
Alah Adams: I got the inspiration to write American D-Boy from the real Rick Ross story and Hip Hop in general. I dedicated it to the late great Jam Master Jay, one of my favorite DJs. The characters were based on people that I know, so they influenced the development of those characters. I also got inspiration from the corrupt government of the United Snakes Of America. (read more)
JP: What sets American D-Boy apart from other books in the same genre?
AA: The unpredictable twist and turns makes American D-Boy unique. You’re going to think it’s a book about Black men in the ghetto selling heroin. But that’s the veil, when you that take off you’ll see that it’s really about how the government systematically floods Black communities with tons of heroin from Afghanistan – which America just happen to occupy. (read more)
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to American D-Boy getting out to the public?
AA: Grinding! I did 7 years in New York State Prison for selling narcotics. In that time, I wrote 7 novels. Upon my release, I self-published my first novel Banana Pudding. It got me in the door at Nikki Turner Presents Publishing. I kept grinding, and I landed a deal with the Queen – Wahida Clark. (read more)
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish American D-Boy?
AA: I come up with the story in my mind first. Most of the time, it’s a good title or something that I feel is incredibly interesting. I usually work on a strict time schedule. I try to bang out 2,500 to 5,000 words a day when it’s crunch time. It usually takes me 180 days from start to finish. (read more)
JP: What’s next for Alah Adams?
AA: I’m currently writing a book for the legendary God MC Rakim Allah. It’s called How to MC. I have a pending deal for a book I just started called Thot. Three chapters of Thot will be at the back of American D-Boy. I want readers to let me know what they think. Hopefully, I can land a movie deal for American D-Boy. (read more)
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