Let Me Hear a Rhyme

November 30, 2020
Let Me Hear a Rhyme

In this striking new novel by the critically acclaimedauthor of Allegedly and Monday's Not Coming, Tiffany D. Jacksontells the story of three Brooklyn teens who plot to turn theirmurdered friend into a major rap star by pretending he's stillalive.Brooklyn, 1998. Biggie Smalls was right: Things done changed.But that doesn't mean that Quadir and Jarrell are cool lettingtheir best friend Steph's music lie forgotten under his bed afterhe's murdered—not when his rhymes could turn any Bed Stuy cornerinto a party.With the help of Steph's younger sister Jasmine, they come upwith a plan to promote Steph's music under a new rap name: theArchitect. Soon, everyone wants a piece of him. When his democatches the attention of a hotheaded music label rep, the trio mustprove Steph's talent from beyond the grave.As the pressure of keeping their secret grows, Quadir, Jarrell,and Jasmine are forced to confront the truth about what happened toSteph. Only, each has something to hide. And with everything ridingon Steph's fame, they need to decide what they stand for or loseall that they've worked so hard to hold on to—including eachother.