James Prince, the Houston-based entrepreneur and founder of Rap-A-Lot Records, has always been known as a man of very few words (his comments on Birdman notwithstanding). That, however, is about to change now that his memoir has gotten a release date.

Co-written by Julia Beverly (who penned Pimp C’s biography) and Pilar Sanders, and titled The Art & Science of Respect: A Memoir by James Prince, the book is set for release on June 22 on N-The-Water Publishing.

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According to the official synopsis, the book talks about the rise of Rap-A-Lot Records — long touted as one of the first, and most successful, independent Hip Hop labels from the south — while providing insight into Prince’s life, and how he earned the respect of such musical luminaries as Bun B, JAY-Z, and Diddy. Prince credits his success to the three principles of “heart, loyalty, and commitment,” and says that entrepreneurs of all kinds can use the same principles to have success in their own lives.

With a foreword by Drake, “The Art and Science of Respect: A Memoir by James Prince” can be pre-ordered now from Amazon.

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