Cries Of A Rose: The Hood's Tragedy
"Cries Of A Rose" is an album presented as a Hip-Hop/R&B musical. The album tells the story of Richard "Roy" Parks Jr. A 20 year-old African-American man from Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York trying to make it as a rapper in May, 1994 in the attempt to get signed to Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Records. However, during this time, he is presented with many challenges. Roy attempts to leave a life of drug dealing behind while tending to his infant daughter, Asia, in the midst of reconciling with his on and off again girlfriend and mother of his child, Ruth "Ru" Johnson. Moreover, his childhood friend Gary "Guy" Johnson is on a quest to become the biggest drug lord in NYC and wants Roy to help him reach the feat. When it all comes down to it, Roy must make a decision. Pursue his dreams of being a musician, take care of his daughter and family or stay within the cycle of being a hustler while keeping his head on a swivel for enemies.