iceberg slim


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iceberg slim

1. n. a pimp. When iceberg slim came by in his pimpmobile, Jed made a rude sign at him.
2. n. a person who exploits others; a cold, heartless person. The guy’s a regular iceberg slim.
See also: iceberg, slim
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For example, I was captivated by "Street Poison," Justin Gifford's biography of Iceberg Slim, the influential pimp-turned-author.
To his critics, Iceberg Slim is a misogynist who wrote trashy paperbacks that promote violence against vulnerable young women," writes Gifford.
With: Iceberg Slim (Robert Beck), Ice-T, Chris Rock, Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones, Henry Rollins, Bill Duke, Katt Williams, Betty Mae Beck, Bentley Morriss, Camille Mary Beck, Bellisa Misty Beck, Leon Kennedy.
Iceberg Slim followed the initial underground success of his Pimp: The Story of My Life (1967) with six more titles, including Trick Baby (1967) and Mama Black Widow (1969).
He called himself Ice-T in homage to Iceberg Slim, a pimp-turned-author who wrote hard-hitting novels about the criminal underworld.
Street lit's provenance, though, goes back to Donald Goines and Iceberg Slim (who inspired the naming of Ice Cube and Ice T, respectively).
According to Publishers Weekly, the acquisition includes approximately 400 backlist titles but does not include seven titles by Robert Beck, also known as Iceberg Slim.
It shares ancestry with the work of 1970s authors such as Donald Goines and Iceberg Slim, whose gritty depictions of street life and shady characters catapulted them to international fame.
If you must embrace the currently hot rap-metal genre, you could do a lot worse than Kid Rock, suburban Detroit's answer to Iceberg Slim.
The book has many uses: as film history whose interpretations you can freely argue with (I liked Shaff--the first one anyway--better than he did); as freewheeling tour through the black pop museum (James's Q&A subjects include The Last Poets, Iceberg Slim, Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas and blaxploitation's big daddy, Melvin Van Peebles); and as idiosyncratic vision of black aesthetics that takes in, rather than flinches at, hoary stereotypes.
But by including stretches of personal and political autobiography and some excellent interviews with unjustly marginalized figures (who, as it happens, were only tangentially involved with blaxploitation - Pedro Bell, The Last Poets, Iceberg Slim, Melvin Van Peebles), James reveals that the book had higher ambitions that were thwarted by laziness.
Cash Money Content will release the entire Iceberg Slim backlist of seven novels over the next few years.
DMX's 5th starring role, the film noir Never Die Alone, from the pulp classic novel by Iceberg Slim disciple the late Donald Goines, opened in 2004.