Dennis Huggins drifts into the dangerous life of drug dealer and discovers that, hard as the struggle for respect on the streets is, the struggle for love is harder still. At least Dennis has involved parents looking out for him; too many of his friends have no guidance other than that offered by their fellow shottaz, or the black Muslims.
Rap music from New York and Los Angeles once ruled the charts, but nowadays the southern sound thoroughly dominates the radio, "Billboard," and MTV. Coastal artists like Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, and Ice-T call southern rap garbage, but they re probably just jealous, as artists like Lil Wayne and T.I. still move millions of copies, and OutKast has the bestselling rap album of all time.