Books

The Supreme Team

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When the crack era jumped off in the 1980s, many street legends were born in a hail of gunfire. Business minded and ruthless dudes seized the opportunities afforded them, and certain individuals out of the city's five boroughs became synonymous with the definition of the new era black gangster. Drugs, murder, kidnappings, shootings, more drugs, and ... [Continue Reading]

Rayful Edmond: Washington DC’s Most Notorious Drug Lord

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They called Rayful Edmond the 300 million dollar man. He was the king of cocaine in our nation’s capital in the mid to late 80s and he ushered in the crack era in Washington DC, turning the streets of the Chocolate City into a much deadlier place. Instead of remaining a street star forever and elevating to a place in the pantheon of gangster ... [Continue Reading]

Gorilla Convict

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Gorilla Convict is a selected compilation of Seth's work that has appeared on his long running blog at gorillaconvict.com. Online since 2005, the blog gives the scoop on street legends, the mafia, prison gangs, hip-hop and hustling and life in the belly of the beast.What makes this collection so unique is that Seth writes his blog and stories ... [Continue Reading]

FCC Forrest City

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Gorilla Convict writer and author of the Street Legends series and hip-hop artist/rapper Turk from Cash Money’s Hot Boyz at FCC Forrest City Graduation ceremony. ... [Continue Reading]

Coming Soon From Gorilla Convict Publications – The Short Side Blues: Book II of the Short North Trilogy

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The Short Side Blues Book II of The Short North Trilogy is a story that deals with change, which is easier said than done. A wise person once said that there are two ways out of the dope game: Death or Prison…In Straight Savage Book One of The Short North Trilogy, Rollo, Damen and Brian Scott paid their dues as they learned to navigate the ... [Continue Reading]

Pappy Mason Sticker

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By the late 1980’s, the crack wave had riddled New York with addicts, traffickers and bullets.  Howard “Pappy” Mason took care of enforcement duties for dealer Fat Cat Nichols, and became one of the most feared characters in Queens.  This sticker features Fat Cat & Pappy in the heyday – before their reign of power came crashing down – against a ... [Continue Reading]

Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff T-Shirt

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The landscape of drug use and trafficking was forever changed when ‘crack’ cocaine became king in the 1980’s.  So too was a new era of gangster and kingpin born.  Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff would build and consolidate a mafia-like organization, based in Queens, to  systematically control as much of this ‘new’ business as possible.  The Supreme Team ... [Continue Reading]

Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff Poster

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Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff helped usher in a ‘new’ era of gangster during the 1980’s crack cocaine epidemic, forming his own mob-like crew called “The Supreme Team.” This poster from the Knokaround X Gorilla Convict collab line offers a colorful, retro 80’s vibe – prominently featuring Supreme decked out in old school form, with historical points of ... [Continue Reading]

Chaz “Slim” Williams

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As featured on BET's American Gangster series, here is street legend and Queens native Chaz "Slim" Williams of Black Hand Entertainment buying Seth's new Supreme Team book. This is the Slim 50 Cent name checks in "Many Men." ... [Continue Reading]