It tells the story of Tariq, played by Breeze of the Juggaknots, who needs to get some money to record a demo tape for RZA. Almost naturally he turns to his boy True, portrayed by Big Sha who lures him into drug dealing. In his effort to secure this money Tariq encounters brilliant characters portrayed by an improbable list of rappers. Ultimately, it is a musical-like story of betrayal that is propelled by interesting story telling from different crafted styles. Every single song is a part of the story as is every skit. Collectively they help the tale progress; proving why A Prince Among Thieves should be the standard by which every artist who intends to undertake the difficult task of making a concept hip-hop album should adhere to; truly "Hip Hopera" at its best.
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