Street Lit & True Crime

Gorilla Convict has been interviewing and writing about street lit authors from the jump. Check out these exclusive interviews with your favortie urban fiction authors and true crime writers who pen stories on American gangsters.

Secrets Never Die- A Short Film

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This short film, directed by Tabi Boney is adapted from Eyone Williams urban fiction novel, Secrets Never Die. Eyone is a long time contributor to Don Diva Magazine and has worked with Seth Ferranti on numerous true crime articles. He also has written a bunch of urban fiction novels like Fast Lane, Hell Razor Honeys, Lorton Legends and his latest ... [Continue Reading]

S.H.A.K.I.M.’s HOOD

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They say that sex sells...so lame dudes is going gold...Everytime you turn on the radio..you're hearing some pure trash...Hip Hop went beyond mainstream...our culture is not the same....But not all of it is garbage..There are still some lyricists male & female who are extremely nice with the wordplay and spit that shit that makes one thinks ... [Continue Reading]

Pistol Pete’s Beginnings

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Pistol Pete's Beginnings The notorious Soundview/Castle Hill sections of the Bronx were known for poverty, crime-ridden projects and rampant drug sales and abuse. This cauldron of go-hard, gully streets defined what a ghetto was and it wasn’t anything nice. These same streets were where Pistol Pete grew up and came of age. They spawned the child ... [Continue Reading]

Inside the History of the Black Guerrilla Family

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The Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) formed at a time when the California Department of Corrections (CDC) was a hot bed of gang activity. There was a black power movement going on, the prison reform movement going on and the drug game and street culture were at the beginnings of what it would turn into over the next several decades. That being said the ... [Continue Reading]

From the Hood to Hollywood

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From the Hood to Hollywood If there is one thing Al-Saadiq Banks wants you to know it’s that he didn’t start writing books for the money. He didn’t even set out to be an author. “I didn't start writing with the intentions of being an author or to sell books.” Al-Saadiq says. “I started writing basically to challenge myself and prove that I could ... [Continue Reading]

White Boy Rick

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 It’s hard to summarize the story of Richard “Rick” Wershe, Jr., also known as “White Boy Rick”, because there is so much to tell. He has spent his entire adult life behind bars, yet he’s been involved in more adventures—or misadventures—than just about anyone that comes to mind. So I’ll recount his early journey into controversy in several posts. ... [Continue Reading]

Transitions Crime Series- Meet Hanibal Chancellor

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    Creator, writer, director, producer- these are only a few words to describe Hanibal Chancellor and all that he brings to the world of entertainment. The CEO of Overdose Entertainment has been doing it for over 15 years now. Producing videos-check, acting in movies-check, to now creating and producing a web and TV ... [Continue Reading]

The Saga of Michael Brown and the Ferguson Protests

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I’ve kept a pretty close eye on Ferguson from here in St. Louis these past two months. After Michael Brown’s shooting, I expected the worst, especially since I was living in a halfway house in the city, just released from federal prison, and knew how enraged people were. My first thought was actually fear for my own safety: that as one of the few ... [Continue Reading]

Finally Home After 21 Years

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About six weeks ago on July 31, 2014 I was released from FCC Forrest City in Arkansas. It was my first taste of freedom in 21 years. I got locked up when I was 22, way back in 1993 and finally the BOP decided to release me. Well, kind of. I am in the halfway house and still under BOP custody, but I am allowed to work and now that I have been ... [Continue Reading]