Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp

Genre:  Documentary
Release year:  2012

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Examines the legendary life of Iceberg Slim, notorious pimp and author of seven ground-breaking books. Insightful interviews with well-known artists, scholars, friends and family members create a riveting tapestry as colorful as the subject himself.

The autobiographical work of Iceberg Slim is considered to be the genesis of blaxploitation films and gangster rap and it continues to influence artists today. These books were the birth of Street Lit and explored the world of the ghetto in gritty and poetic detail and have made him a cultural icon for some.

Interviews with Iceberg Slim, Chris Rock, Henry Rollins, Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, Bill Duke, and Quincy Jones.

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