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Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (movie)
Review: Fascinating 'Iceberg Slim' chronicles a former pimp's life
Review: Fascinating 'Iceberg Slim' chronicles a former pimp's life

According to the rich narrative laid out by the documentary "Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp," it's hard out there for a pimp, not to mention the life that leads to it, and after it. One of black literature's most venerated chroniclers of street life and crime, the author of seven popular autobiographical books (most famously "Pimp: The Story of My Life"), Slim comes in for a vivid, warts-and-all biography as told by fellow writers (Emory Holmes, Odie Hawkins), admiring entertainers (the doc's executive producer Ice-T, Chris Rock), family members and college professors fascinated by hustlers. Born in poorest early-20th century Chicago, Slim —...

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