by N’neka Hite
Street Fiction, Gangsta Lit, Ghetto Lit, Hip-Hop Fiction or however you classify it, has been coined as one of the fastest growing genres, exposing the reader to a world of drugs, violence, sex and gritty realities of street life in urban America.
Although the subject matter is arguably recycled, culture dumbing, and some even venture to classify it as a genre of pointless literary contribution, business is booming and readers can’t get enough of this $50 million dollar industry. Let’s face it some of our favorite authors keep us thirsty for more penning sequels involving unforgettable characters with each book title more enticing than the one before it.
Let’s a look at Urban Fictions trashiest titles that we have to admit, we can’t wait to get our hands on.