Legendary music producer L. A. Reid-- the man behind artists such as Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, Kanye West, Rihanna, TLC, Outkast, Pink, Justin Bieber, and Usher-- changed the music business forever. Now he tells his story, taking fans on an intimate tour of his life. L.A. Confidential is a fascinating journey from Reid's small-town R&B roots in Cincinnati and his work as a drummer to his fame as a Grammy Award-winning music producer and his gig as a judge on the hit reality show The X Factor. Reid takes listeners behind the scenes of the music industry and shares stories of the countless singers he's met, nurtured, and molded into stars.
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"Dion Graham narrates L.A. Reid's memoir, which begins with his experience of falling in love with the drums as a child in Cincinnati. The story traces his path to his current life as a producer and an executive who has had a hand in some of the most popular music of the last few decades, including that of Mariah Carey, Rihanna, and Pink. Throughout, Graham conveys the mix of toughness, sensitivity, and love for the work that has characterized Reid's career. Graham creates voices for the family, friends, and celebrities who populate Reid's life and drops into more sedate tones for vulnerable moments, as when Reid talks about his grief after a friend's suicide. An enlightening portrait and an enjoyable look behind the scenes of the music business. A.F. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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