It's No Secret: From Nas to Jay-Z, from Seduction to Scandal--a Hip-Hop Helen of Troy Tells All

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 6, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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Carmen Bryan is no stranger to the rap world. Not only did she work at Def Jam and Capitol Records but she shares a daughter with hip-hop superstar Nas -- a relationship made extremely public through Nas's celebrity status, rap lyrics, and the ever-present media. Now, in It's No Secret, a strong, resilient Carmen bares all, telling her side of the story and leaving no detail unturned -- with the true candor and raw emotion of someone who has been there, done that, and survived.

From a clandestine relationship with Nas's biggest rival, Jay-Z, that stirred up the biggest feud in hip-hop history, to seeing her reputation in tatters and a once loving relationship with Nas fall apart, Carmen depicts her trying journey to become the strong woman and mother she is today. After years of turmoil that included drugs, sex, greed, and violence -- and abandoning what she had always prized above all, her freedom -- Carmen took a stand, focusing on herself. After years of pursuit by the media, Carmen sets the record straight in It's No Secret -- and has no regrets.
 

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User Review  - OhGiryL - Borders

It's silly how some women feel like they have to explain themselves, share their personal lives and secrets to gain some kind of understanding from the world. Seems like Carmen's a nice and sincere person and a wonderful mother. I hope she's found a peace of mind and some sort of comfort. Read full review

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User Review  - strawcream - Overstock.com

Carman details her struggles her life in the game. Why she did what she did what lead to the next and the next change of event. Lots of drama but will keep you entertain. Grab some ice cream and ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
1
In the Beginning
9
Growing Pains
15
Ready for the World
27
Turning Over a New Leaf
47
The Bridge
59
Music Biz
65
Destiny
75
Acts of Faith
142
Awakening Carmen
153
Escape from New York
168
City of Angels
177
Hollywood High
187
The Beginning of the End
204
All Eyes on Me
219
Point of No Return
227

Parenthood
83
Trouble in Thug Paradise
93
Back to Eden
114
Change of Heart
125
Fatal Attraction
238
Uncle Daddy
247
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Carmen Bryan lives in Long Island, New York, with her daughter.

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