Do you mean the Black Bible Chronicles? It's not the whole bible, just the first five books of the old testament and the four gospels (in two volumes).
Black Bible Chronicles: From Genesis to the Promised Land/Book One
Rappin' With Jesus: The Good News According to the Four Brothers (The Black Bible Chronicles Book Two)
Also available in audio.
From Library Journal
Black Bible Chronicles is an abridged audio edition of the best-selling book of the same title (American Family, 1993) that paraphrases the first five books of the Old Testament in black vernacular. It is a combination of urban street talk and 1990s street slang. Interpreter P.K. McCary's attempt "to make the Bible more relevant and meaningful and to empower today's kids with one of the greatest messages on earth" is successful on all fronts. Acclaimed actor Ben Vereen reads wonderfully, and his captivating rendition-that of a black preacher employing a staccato rap rhythm-is appropriate and entertaining. Vereen remarks that "this interpretation gives our youth a way to relate to God." Recommended for public libraries and academic libraries with collections in African American studies.
Ravonne A. Green, Emmanuel Coll. Lib., Franklin Springs, Ga.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc
This second volume in the Black Bible Chronicles series is part of the publisher's effort to "bring the Word of God to our younger generation in contemporary language." Here, the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John have been changed into black vernacular. A quote from Matthew is a good example of the translation process: "Jesus was born in a little town called Bethlehem 'round the time this dude named Herod was king. Three wise brothers heard 'bout the little brother's birth, too, 'cuz it had been said a really righteous King of the Jews would be born. And King Herod was a bit upset about what he was hearing, especially when he considered himself the only king!" Depending on clientele, a useful addition to the religion collection. Brad Hooper