Respect My Gangsta
Life of Sorrow
For Sorrow Sanae’ Hunter (affectionately known as Panther) life has designated struggle and death as her permanent shadows. The product of her mother’s infidelity, the stage is set from birth for the abuse and neglect Sorrow will have to endure. If not for the love of her two brothers she would surely perish in the bowels of the streets. And when the circumstances of their mother’s reckless doped up behavior led the brothers to drugs and murder Sorrow (unknowingly to them) becomes their willing protégé. They taught her how to hustle, protect herself and most importantly to make the world Respect Her Gangsta.
And for a moment she knew happiness she even finds her first love. But there would be no fairytale endings for this little girl as the love she reveled in was suddenly taken away by a mindless act of violence. Sorrow’s life spirals downhill and her so called mother take her freedom away. Unable to stomach the horrific reality of the streets any longer Sorrow enrolls in College. And vows never to deal with the street life again.
With her new beginning Sorrow falls for a college basketball player with no ties to the streets. Sorrow felt safe for the first time in her life. But, Duke too had demons. As his secret desire to feel the respect his own brother earned in the streets constantly tormented him. When Duke gets the opportunity it doesn’t take much convincing for Duke to decide to take over the Cash Empire. Despite her love for Duke will she stay with him after he gets involved with the very thing she was trying to escape? When Duke has had his fill of playing gangster will he take Sorrow down with him?
Respect My Gangsta
Never have a Ho’s hustle always have a Nigga’s hustle was a lesson Sorrow was always taught by her brothers. So when Duke puts them in a life or death situation she had to man-up. She went full throttle into Gangster mode to retrieve his money, pay off his debts and make sure he never had to hustle again.
When Duke returns his head was still filled with street dreams and he was seduced by the Money, Power and Respect that the streets had for the Cash Empire. Duke starts acting a fool and unknowingly bites the hand that feeds him. Blood is shed, lives are taken, and worlds are turned inside out as the new Duke emerges and the old Sorrow (Panther) resurfaces. Will Sorrow Stay a ride or die chick for Duke? Or will Sorrow have to make Duke Respect Her Gangsta?