'Slim always told it as it was, without compromise.'
The ultimate anti-hero, Iceberg Slim takes you into the secret inner world of the pimp, and the smells, sounds, fears and petty triumphs of his world. A legendary figure of the Chicago underworld, this is his riveting story:
from defending his mother against the evil men she brought into their lives to becoming a kingpin of the streets. A seething tale of brutality, cunning and greed, Pimp is a harrowing portrait of life on the wrong side of the tracks, and a rich warning from a true survivor.
'Slim belongs to the knuckle-duster-in-the-face school of storytelling.'
'Iceberg Slim does for the pimp what Jean Genet did for the thief.'
'Pimp is an eye-boggling netherworld documentary, a tear-arse tale of ferocious emotion, expressed through action.'
'Iceberg Slim always kept it real. Pimp is blatant, uncompromising and as close to the truth as you can get without going there yourself.'