Posted by Dave
Rap News Network
6/27/2005 8:33:53 AM
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Author and therapist Terence McPhaul has decided to enter the realm of Rap and Hip-Hop in his new book titled "The Psychology of Hip-Hop."
McPhaul previously released the book "The Celebrity Psyche" and is also a mental health therapist.
His latest book attempts to explain the behaviors of some of Rap and Hip-Hop's biggest stars, such as 50 Cent, Eminem, Jay-Z, Lil' Kim and Snoop Dogg, to name a few.
“While the subject is complex and many people have opinions, the basis of everything that we as humans believe, think and do is psychology,” McPhaul explained to AllHipHop.com. “The Psychology of Hip Hop lays a groundwork, which has not happened before now. This helps us to understand why the public is so entangled in, and consumed, by hip hop. Chapters such as ‘Pop Diva Takes a Dive,’ ‘No White Lady I Don’t Want Your Purse,’ and ‘R. Kelly: Prodigy or Pedophile,’ among others, simply illustrate how pervasive psychological issues are, how they are ignored, and how easily they can grow.”
McPhaul also delves into the deaths of Notorious B.I.G and Tupac.
“My belief is that greed could be the cause of the deaths of Biggie and Tupac,” McPhaul said. “I feel the public has been hoodwinked into believing the East coast/West coast farce.”
McPhaul has appeared on various TV talk shows and has appeared as a Mental Health expert for Court TV and Bill O'Reilly's "The O'Reilly Factor."
The Psychology of Hip Hop can be purchased at Barnes & Noble, and book retailers worldwide.
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