Soup for the Soul Enterprises, creators
of the immensely popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books, announced
their next release will be "Chicken Soup for the Hip Hop Soul ". They
are currently accepting stories from writers around the world. Guidelines for
the stories can be found at http://www.myhiphopstory.com.
The book will be co-authored
by Adisa Banjoko aka "The Bishop of Hip-Hop," Kool Kyle and DJ Vlad,
as well as best selling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. "This
is a great opportunity not only for myself, and my fellow co-authors, but for
the entire culture surrounding Hip Hop" said Adisa. " This will be
the first book for the Hip Hop community, written by the Hip Hop community."
Added DJ Vlad, "This
book will be a compilation of 101 stories and creative accounts of people finding
empowerment through Hip Hop and overcoming adversity . So far we have complete
stories by turntablism pioneer DJ QBert, Encore and several other well known
artists. We’re also in the process of interviewing Chuck D, Muhammad Bilal
from ‘The Real World’, MTV’s Sway, Harry Allen, Grammy nominated
female MC Mystic, as well as numerous industry insiders and power players."
The book will not focus
solely on stars, but will also let regular hip-hop enthusiasts share their experiences.
for stories from all races, all coasts and all countries. We want to hear from
parents, teachers, and relatives of people who love Hip Hop. There is no age
limit on submissions, and you don’t have to be an artist. If you want to
show the world what Hip Hop culture has given you, please write us. If you have
an empowering, or inspirational story that deals with your thoughts on Hip Hop-
we want your story. We’re also looking for lyrics, cartoons, comics, jokes,
poems or just a good quote. Every published story will pay the writer $300.00
for their efforts, along with a bio in the back of the book, and they’ll
get a free signed copy of the book. Poems, cartoons, song lyrics and quotes
will get paid on a per case basis."
Writers should be advised
that because Chicken Soup books have been translated into over 20 languages,
the N word, other racial slang and many swear words should be kept to a minimum;
they will lose their meaning in the translation. Keep that in mind as you share
People who wish to send
in submissions or learn more about the book should go to http://www.myhiphopstory.com
to read the guidelines for stories. Adisa, Kool Kyle and DJ Vlad can all
be contacted at the site. For more information on the Chicken Soup for the Soul
series, visit http://www.chickensoup.com. Submissions should be sent in plain text
and no attachments.