Xulon Press Announces the Release of Happy Death Day The Lives and Deaths of UGK's Smoke D An Underground King Original

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Denizela Dorsey

Smoke's life truths are penned unapologetically in this book, illustrating the dramatic cause and effect of a culture of unsettled anger and violence

Prison became God’s place to foster growth for Smoke D, aka Freddie Southwell, who is a platinum hip-hop artist whose music is known throughout the world.

Within the pages of Happy Death Day The Lives and Deaths of UGK's Smoke D An Underground King Original ($25.99, hardcover, 9781545613580, $15.49, paperback, 9781545613573; $7.99, e-book, 9781545614013), readers will delve into Smoke's deepest and darkest days of destruction as well as his plight toward redemption and another chance.

“Smoke's life truths are penned unapologetically in this book, illustrating the dramatic cause and effect of a culture of unsettled anger and violence,” co-author Denizela Dorsey states. “Happy Death Day looks at the reality behind Smoke’s incarceration.”

A two-time, convicted felon, Smoke is an original member of Underground Kings (UGK) of Port Arthur, Texas. In 1994, after the release of the smash hit single “Front Back & Side to Side,” Smoke received two 20-year sentences in two different states for manslaughter and drug trafficking.

“Prison became God’s place to foster growth,” Smoke says. “The experiences I went through in prison brought me to a higher level of understanding purpose.”

Smoke D, aka Freddie Southwell, is platinum hip-hop artist whose music is known throughout the world. As an original member of Underground Kings (UGK) of Port Arthur, Texas, Smoke D was sentenced to two 20-year sentences in two different states for manslaughter and drug trafficking. Co-author Denizela Dorsey is the author of One Love One Church, published by Xulon Press.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Happy Death Day The Lives and Deaths of UGK's Smoke D An Underground King Original through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

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