Verna Griffin – the mother of Hip-Hop producer Dr. Dre – is planning to release her memoirs, titled Long Road Outta Compton: Dr. Dre’s Mom on Family, Fame and Terrible Tragedy.
In the inspirational book, Griffin tells the story of her life, including the death of three of her children, two of whom died in infancy and one, Dres brother, who died from gangland violence.
Griffin also reveals other intimate details about her life, her failed marriages, the problems came along with being the mother of one of the most famous producers in the world.
“This is a tale of a woman who faced constant battles head-on, who learned to transform failure into triumph, and whose inspirational story is one for us all,” according to a press release about the 320-page book, which is being published by Thunder’s Mouth Press.
According to the New York Post, the book give a behind-the-scenes look at a number of periods in Dr. Dres life, including the inception of N.W.A. and the fallout from controversial records like Straight Outta Compton and F**k The Police, which drew the wrath of the FBI in the early 1990’s.
“I could remember my boys standing outside having a friendly conversation when, all of a sudden, I’d … see the police with all of them spread-eagle up against the police car,” Griffin states in the book. “This harassment was for no obvious reason except they saw black boys grouped together, and presumed to be up to no good. It was then I realized that the lyrics were just stories about things that were actually happening.”
Griffin who graduated from Webster Career College, also studied modeling and worked for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company as an Operations Control Analyst for 13 years.
She is currently penning the sequel to her first book, Privileged to Live.
Long Road Outta Compton: Dr. Dre’s Mom on Family, Fame and Terrible Tragedy is due in stores this year.
In related news, sources have revealed to AllHipHop.com that Dr. Dre and his mother are working on a new his and hers loungewear line, called Dre V Denee.