About the Book
Colorful, uncensored, and captivating, Street Certified brings readers into the fast-paced, dangerous lives of the confident, proud hustler, General, and his young, beautiful girlfriend, De-De. At nineteen, he is at the peak of his power, bold, cocksure, and unstoppable. De-De is the most popular girl in her freshman class, and at only fifteen, she has the beauty and power to write her own ticket. He makes good money and treats De-De like a young queen of the ghetto. But her bright outlook is about to come to a crashing and violent halt—and only her General can make it right. After she is brutally raped, an enraged General launches a raw war of violence, vengeance, and nonstop mayhem on the people responsible for hurting his lady.
There’s a war going on out in those Windy City streets, and General is in charge. Although his son doesn’t share the same nihilistic viewpoint as his feared and famous father, he’ll learn that being street certified isn’t something you choose—it chooses you.
About the Author
Mujahid Akil spent the first seventeen years of his life gangbanging on the mean streets of Chicago. Following a conviction for a 1996 murder, he spent the next fifteen years as an IDOC prisoner. Today, he’s a successful barbecue chef, dedicated parent, and motivational speaker for people struggling to find the right path. He is the father of two children, Star and Scrappy, and husband to Charlotte.