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PUBLISHED AUTHOR DAWUD BASS

BIOGRPAHY

 AUTHOR / PUBLISHER AND ENTERPERNUER DAWUD BASS....   BORN AND RAISED IN NEWARK, NJ IN THE 1970'S.  DAWUD BASS ATTENDED HARRIET TUBMAN, MADISON AVE, AND  MYRTLE AVE. SCHOOLS WHERE HE WAS EDUCATED AND TAUGHT THE IMPORTANCE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ETHICS AND THE ART OF SELF WORTH.  "THIS IS WHAT NEWARK N.J. TEACHERS FED US DAILY, TEACHING US BLACK CHILDREN HOW TO BE STRONG, HOW TO NAVIGATE THROUGH THE TOUGH NEWARK LIFE. "  IN 1986 DAWUD'S MOTHER  FASHION MODEL AMEERAH, MOVED HIM TO ORLANDO, FLORIDA WHERE HE ATTENDED COLONIAL HIGH SCHOOL BRIEFLY BEFORE HE ENTERED THE FLORIDA'S FOSTER CARE SYSTEM AT THE AGE OF 14. " I DID'NT GET ALONG WITH MY STEP FATHER AND MY MOTHER DIDN'T WANT ME IN NEWARK SO SHE TOOK ME IN FRONT OF A JUDGE AND SHE TOLD HIM TO DO SOMETHING WITH ME BEFORE SHE BREAK MY NECK. " 

AFTER BEING IN FOSTER HOMES AND GROUP HOMES THROUGHOUT FLORIDA, MR. BASS MOVED BACK TO JERSEY, THEN WENT OFF TO COLLEGE IN NORTH CAROLINA, WHERE DAWUD OBTAINED A DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING.   AS A RECIPIENT OF NEWARK,NJ AND BEING FOSTER CHILD, MR. BASS KNEW THAT NOTHING IN THIS LIFE WAS FREE OR WOULD BE GIVEN TO HIM, THEREFORE DAWUD GOT HEAVILY INVOLVED IN TRAFFICKING DRUGS, WHILE ATTENDING COLLEGE IN NORTH CAROLINA.  " THIS IS HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE AND HELPED TAKE CARE OF MY FAMILY BACK IN JERSEY, MY FAMILY NEEDED MY HELP. MY AUNT RASHEEDA , MY FATHER AND MY FAMILY WAS ON CRACK, I HAD TO FEED AND CLOTHE MY FAMILY , I CHOSE TO BE THE ONE TO HELP MY FAMILY AND SACRIFICE MYSELF. I HAD TO END THE CYCLE.....  " ALL FAST MONEY MUST COME TO A END. DAWUD WAS SET UP AND SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN RALEIGH, NC FOR TRAFFICKING COCAINE IN WHICH BY THE GRACE OF GOD HE ONLY SERVED 1 1 1/2 YEARS ON.   THUS, THIS  EVENT THAT WOULD HAVE USUALLY KNOCKED A YOUNG BLACK MAN DOWN, AND KEPT HIM FROM BEING SUCCESSFUL, OR RATHER PUSHED HIM BACK TO THE STREET LIFE DIDN'T EFFECT DAWUD. IT MADE HIM STRONGER!  DAWUD MONOPOLIZED ON IT AND USED THE TIME DOWN FOR HIS ADVANTAGE. WHILE INCARCERATED DAWUD BEGIN WRITING URBAN BOOKS WHICH SEVERAL HAS BECAME BEST EBOOK SELLERS. ON AMAZON.COM   WITHIN THE 11YEARS DAWUD WROTE 60 BOOKS WITHIN A 10 YEAR TIME FRAME. DAWUD BASS BECAME THE FIRST BLACKMAN TO AUTHOR 60 BOOKS.  AS A SELF PUBLISHER DAWUD'S COMPANY ILLATAINMENT PUBLISHING HAS SOLD OVER 20,000 DAWUD BASS BOOKS IN THE PRISONS , ON THE STREETS AND ON AMAZON.COM  THUS, SELLING A OVERALL OF 50,000 BOOKS, MAGAZINES, AND CD'S AS A UNITS.  WHEN DAWUD WAS RELEASED FROM PRISON HE DIDNT ALLOW HIS PAST TO HOLD HIM DOWN. THUS, BEING THE SAVY, CONSERVATIVE, STREET SMART AND COLLEGE EDUCATED BROTHER THAT HE IS, DAWUD USED HIS BUSINESS MIND TO LAUNCH ILLATAINMENT MEDIA GROUP WHICH HOUSES FILM, MUSIC, MARKETING, AND HIS PUBLISHING COMPANY.  IMG WAS STARTED IN A PRISON CELL ON SUPER MAX. AS THE OWNER AND CEO OF IMG (ILLATAINMENT MEDIA GROUP). DAWUD BASS BECAME THE FIRST BLACKMAN TO WRITE 60 BOOKS CHOCOLATE LOVE, OBXEXXION, NASCAR GROUPIE, AND BRICK CITY PLAYERS HAS ALREADY BECAME THE STREETS, PRISONS AND AMAZON EBOOK BEST SELLERS. 

WHILE ADJUSTING TO LIFE AT HOME AND BEING A SINGLE PARENT DAWUD KNEW HE HAD TO GRIND AND BECOME A LEGEND USING HIS STREET CREDIBILITY THE RIGHT WAY FOR HIS SON'S SAKE, DAWUD STAYS FOCUSED ON PROMOTING AND SELLING HIS BOOKS, WHILE CHASING HIS DREAM OF HAVING ONE OF THE TOP MARKETING COMPANIES IN THE INDUSTRY. IMG (ILLATAINMENT MEDIA GROUP).  HAS REPRESENTED CLIENTS SUCH AS LIL WEBBIE'S SAVAGE KREATION AIR FRESHENERS , APPLIED CORAL TECHNOLOGIES, SAVOYE ELITE TRANSPORTATION, ULTRA LOUNGE  ALSO PROMOTING ARTIST AND AUTHORS  SUCH AS TRILL WILL (SAVAGE LIFE ENT.),  J ROYALE, AUTHOR HYKINE JOHNSON, AUTHOR/ ACTRESS/ SINGER T K DIAMOND,  MS. BRITNEY, JAZZ THE FUN GIRL, AUTHOR RONNIE COLEMAN, BOXER DARIEN FORD, AUTHOR / ENTREPENEUR CONSUELO CASEY AND AUTHOR JOAQUAYA SOLOMON.  AFTER LOSING HIS DAMU BROTHER AND FRIEND HYKINE JOHNSON, DAWUD VOWED TO KEEP HYKINE'S LEGACY ALIVE BY CONTINUING TO MARKET AND PROMOTE HYKINE'S BOOKS AND MOVIES SO THAT PEOPLE CAN BUY THEM DIRECTED FROM HYKINE'S WIFE SHIRLEY JOHNSON  ( WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SHIRLEYJOHNSON25 ) DAWUD ALSO DONATES A THIRD OF THE PROCEEDS FROM HIS BOOKS TO HELP SUPPORT HYKINE'S CHILDREN VIA SHIRLEY JOHNSON. 

 DAWUD CONSISTENTLY GIVES BACK TO PRISONERS AND FOSTER CHILDREN. HE CREATED, ESTABLISHED, AND FOUNDED IMG PRISONER'S FOSTER CHILD PROGRAM. EVERYTIME A BOOK IS PURCHASED BY AN INMATE, FOSTER CHILDREN RECEIVE BOOKS FREE. " IN PRISON I REALIZED THAT EVERY PRISON I WAS TRANSFERED TOO,  50% OF THE POPULATION WAS ONCE IN FOSTER CARE, IN GROUP HOMES, OR IN JOB CORP. I NOW WORK WITH INMATES TO HELP END THE CYCLE, BY THEM HELPING ME SEND FOSTER CHILDREN EDUCATIONAL BOOKS , NOT MY BOOKS.. , BUT EDUCATIONAL BOOKS, WE CAN HELP THESE CHILDREN GET A EDUCATION AND  BECOME SOMEBODY POWERFUL THROUGH EDUCATION!! "   ..... DAWUD BASS

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