Author and therapist
Terence McPhaul has decided to enter the realm of Hip-Hop in his new book titled
"The Psychology of Hip-Hop."
McPhaul previously released the book "The Celebrity Psyche"
and is also a mental health therapist.
His latest book attempts to explain the behaviors of some of
Hip-Hop’s biggest stars, such as 50 Cent, Eminem, Jay-Z, Lil’ Kim and Snoop
Dogg, to name a few.
“While the subject is complex and many people have opinions,
the basis of everything that we as humans believe, think and do is psychology,”
McPhaul explained to AllHipHop.com. “The Psychology of Hip Hop lays a
groundwork, which has not happened before now. This helps us to understand why
the public is so entangled in, and consumed, by hip hop. Chapters such as ‘Pop
Diva Takes a Dive,’ ‘No White Lady I Don’t Want Your Purse,’
and ‘R. Kelly: Prodigy or Pedophile,’ among others, simply illustrate
how pervasive psychological issues are, how they are ignored, and how easily
they can grow.”
McPhaul also delves into the deaths of Notorious B.I.G and Tupac.
“My belief is that greed could be the cause of the deaths
of Biggie and Tupac,” McPhaul said. “I feel the public has been
hoodwinked into believing the East coast/West coast farce.”
McPhaul has appeared on various TV talk shows and has appeared
as a Mental Health expert for Court TV and Bill O’Reilly’s "The O’Reilly
of Hip Hop can be purchased at Barnes & Noble, and book retailers worldwide.