News: Styles P Talks Career Shift Towards Books, "I Just Wanted Another Job" [Video]
Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 5:05PM
The Lox's Styles P recently explained his motivation to write fiction and gave fans an idea of when they should expect his first book, Mr. Invincible.
While he did not disclose the overall theme of the book, Styles discussed what made him translate his raps into a full-length story.
"I also got a fiction book coming out," Styles confirmed in an interview. "A fiction novel called Mr. Invincible. That'll be in a couple months, so go support that. I'm getting my author up. I just wanted to make sure I'm comfortable and got a few things I could do that I enjoy doing. I'm a creative person and I like creating. So I just wanted another job where I could create and make some money and doing something that I like to do." (Forbez DVD)
The book will reportedly be a "jail mystery" and composed by Styles P.
The book, which Styles describes as a "jail mystery," is the D-Block rapper's first foray into the literary world. "I got a fiction book called Mr. Invincible coming out Nicki Turner Presents," Styles revealed to XXL. "It's just a fiction joint. It's a little story." When asked if he had any help putting the work together Styles replied, "They got a little editing team, but all the writing is me, all the idea is me, all the thought is me. (XXL Mag)
Styles previously spoke SOHH about informing fans about issues outside of hip-hop via his Phantom Gangster Chronicles DVD last year.
"This is just the chance to just see real life sh*t in the industry instead of all this other sh*t you used to seeing on these DVDs and the same old footage and same old sh*t you hear," he promised. "You gonna hear in-depth sh*t about how people make their money, how they spend their money, how they use some of their influences in life...We got a section about eating good. [There's] a section about exercising. So what you're expecting is some real, real footage. As far as the mixtape, you can expect some real street sh*t, you know, just going in." (SOHH)
Lil Kim recently announced plans to ink her own book called The Price of Loyalty.
"It's about the time when I stayed in prison, the things I learned and went through," she explained. "You don't think about things until it happens to you. The book is going to give people who have been in those situations a bright outlook on life...I haven't gotten into the studio with the producers that I really want to be in the studio with...I just want to get the perfect song and maybe in a couple weeks, release something." (OK Magazine)
A release date for Mr. Invisible has not yet been announced.
Check out Styles P's interview below: