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Rappers And R&B Stars Who Would Make Great Tween Authors

So did you hear the one where 50 Cent writes a young-adult book about bullying called Playground? No, this one is not a joke. Apparently, 50 wants to explores his inner tween and examine the negative effects of bullying on young people because of his own troubled past.

Good for him. (But wasn't that bullets, not bullying?) Rappers and R&B performers should be supporting the youth through other avenues besides their music. Why in the world wouldn't a hip-hop star make a good young adult novelist?

Still, we'd like to see more rappers and R&B musicians pen books specifically for the pre-pubescent. Here are the top five YA books we'd like to see:

Notorious B.I.G., Twilight: Life After Death

Because of his deep love of dough, Mr. Smalls (posthumously) should release a book specifically for teenyboppers to cash in on the never-ending vampire craze. In Biggie's YA debut, two bloodsuckers from different coasts are plagued by the volatility of having mo' money. This book would inevitably spawn the sequel, Twilight: Born Again.

The Pharcyde, Harry Potter and the Bizarre Ride To the Pharcyde

Just like the Harry Potter series, the Pharcyde haven't been up to anything in what feels like forever (although they did tour last year). The chapter titled "Passing Me By" would be about Harry's distress over Hermoine's choice of Ron.

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Abby Koenig
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