Triksta - Life and Death and New Orleans Rap by Nik Cohn

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Genre: Non-Fiction, American Music History, Southern Cultural 


"Triksta: Life and Death and New Orleans Rap" by Nik Cohn is a non-fiction book that delves into the vibrant world of New Orleans rap music. Through the eyes of the author, who adopts the persona of Triksta, a white British journalist immersed in the culture, the book explores the raw and gritty reality of the rap scene in one of America's most culturally rich cities. Cohn provides an insider's perspective on the lives of the city's rappers, their struggles, triumphs, and the harsh realities they face.


The book follows Cohn's journey as he embeds himself within the New Orleans rap community, gaining access to its key players and witnessing firsthand the challenges they confront, from poverty and violence to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Through interviews, observations, and anecdotes, Cohn paints a vivid picture of the music, the personalities, and the environment that shape New Orleans rap.


Cohn's writing style is immersive and engaging, drawing readers into the world he portrays with vivid descriptions and candid insights. He captures the essence of the music and the culture, providing a deep and nuanced understanding of the forces driving New Orleans rap and its significance within the broader context of American music.


Overall, "Triksta: Life and Death and New Orleans Rap" offers a compelling exploration of a dynamic and often misunderstood subculture. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of music, race, and urban life, providing valuable insights into the lives of those who create and inhabit the world of New Orleans rap.


Condition: Used Like New 

Edition Hardback 

Published by Borzoi Alfred A Knopf

Published in 2006

Original Cost 22.95

ISBN 1400042453

Page Count 211