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Rickey Smiley’s New Book Talks About The Murder of His Father + Custody Battle for His Son and More

Radio Host and Comedian, Rickey Smiley has a new book out chronicling his life and telling some of the wildest stories you will ever hear. He stopped by Sway In The Morning and gave us a little insight of what to expect from Stand By Your Truth.

Smiley goes into the custody battle for his son and gives some old-school tips for parenting in modern day. He also spoke about how his father was murdered brutally in the streets of New York. And likened that to his own near death experience in being shot with a 12 gauge sawed off shotgun.

Check out the interview and be sure to get Stand By Your Truth for a good read.


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