The progression is obvious; from Hip-Hop rapper to Novelist, seems to be the next career move in vogue. Be it Lil Wayne's memoirs or Pharrell's travel book, publishing is now the essential accoutrement to the rap artists’ résumé.

The latest move from music to books comes from Meek Mill with his debut novel, Tony Story, linked to the similarly titled tracks from his Dreamchasers mixtape collection. The story finds print in paperback and e-Book on 1 May with the following blurb to whet the literary appetite courtesy of HipHopWired:

Tony and Ty had big dreams of getting rich. Although they grew up like brothers, once money and envy entered the equation, greed took over and loyalty went out the door.

After a deadly shooting, the streets of Philly were in an uproar and the lives of many people revolved around revenge. Gold digger Kee capitalized on the built-up tension; but before she could really enjoy the fruits of her labor, she was thrust into the middle of a street war with the cost being her life.

Trust was not an option and revenge was the only thing anyone had in common. Paulie wanted revenge for his cousin; LB wanted revenge for his brother. They both had blood in their eyes and murder in mind; names were called while gunners lurked in the shadows. It became bigger than the almighty dollar and no one was safe. Philly won't be the same after you're a witness to Tony Story.

Meek Mill's latest mixtape, Dreamchasers 3, sees release five days later on May 5th.