Young Brooklyn Author Pens America’s First Hip-Hop Soap Opera

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First-time novelist Brandon McCalla has written Diamond Drought, a new work of fiction being hailed as AmericaÂ?s first hip-hop soap opera.

The story takes place in present day Brooklyn, NY and focuses on the life of Rich, a young drug hustler trying to pull himself and his family out of a life of crime. But the book doesn’t just focus on the hard-core elements of the streets. It also features a number of sub-plots that deal with such themes as friendship, loyalty, love and revenge.

McCalla, a hip hop enthusiast, weaves into Diamond Drought his unique perspective on the social, political and economic trends affecting the urban music scene. An on-line excerpt is available from at

McCalla is available for interviews about Diamond Drought, as well as its hotly anticipated sequel, Diamond Dynasty. McCalla can also comment as an expert on any of these subjects: urban music, the importance of hip hop to the youth, the drug culture, and inner-city gang violence.

Producers, writers, editors, show hosts or reviewers who wish to receive a free copy of Diamond Drought should contact the publisher, Earl Cox of LLC at 908-233-2399 or email .

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