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.

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]

Lucky Luciano: Mysterious Tales of a Gangland Legend

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Charles “Lucky” Luciano is one of the most researched, discussed and dissected American mobsters of all time. His name has become synonymous with New York City’s high drama gangland days of prohibition bootlegging, the formation of the infamous five families, and controversy over his alleged ‘Last Testament’. Yet, there exist many fascinating ... [Continue Reading]

Buccaneer: The Provocative Odyssey of Jack Reed- Adventurer, Drug Smuggler and Pilot Extraordinaire

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I’m no God damn rat! I’m a player. I’m a pirate. I’m a hedonist; and one hell of good smuggler, but I’m no rat! This is the true story of the events of my life. It involves arriving at the infamous Norman’s Cay in the Bahamas*, participating in the island drug smuggling business, and the subsequent consequences that include stunning punishment ... [Continue Reading]

World’s Most Wanted Cartel Boss “El Chapo” Guzman Caught

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By David Amoruso (http://gangstersinc.ning.com Gangsters Inc.) Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been captured by U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials. He had been on the run since 2001 when he escaped from a Mexican prison. Guzman is considered to be the most powerful drug lord in Mexico and was even named on Forbes ... [Continue Reading]

HOFFA AMBUSHED

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The way Sheeran saw it, the Mob only had two choices:  murder Hoffa or put him in the plot. By doing that, they got a chance to make sure they could trust him—it was the only way. To Sheeran, Hoffa was admired, almost idolized.  He did not take the order to get rid of Hoffa easily, but  Sheeran figured that if he did not do it, Bufalino would get ... [Continue Reading]

From the Delta to the D – the Real New Jack City

The rags-to-riches tale of the Chambers brothers, seven siblings who migrated to the Motor City from less than meager beginnings in the Deep South, plays out like a Hollywood movie script. The first member of the Chambers family set foot in Detroit in the early 1970s, and they would keep coming until the middle of the next decade. They were ... [Continue Reading]

DEATH STRUGGLE

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In July 1993, Drug lord Pablo Escobar sneaked away into the night, even though 500 soldiers surrounded the prison. He first fled to a ranch, La Romelia, and waited in a hiding place until the initial search patrols left the area and the commotion surrounding his escape subsided. Then Escobar moved to Llanogrande, close to Rionegro, and renewed his ... [Continue Reading]

Best Friends

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If Butch Jones was the quintessential Motor City drug kingpin of the early 1980s, Demetrius Holloway held that title for the latter half of the decade. Holloway was a business man’s gangster with a lethal reputation on the streets. He dressed like a corporate CEO, yet wasn’t afraid to get his hands dirty when the situation called for it. Smart, ... [Continue Reading]

Former Gulf Cartel Leader Gets 35 Years for Drug Trafficking By David Amoruso

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Aurelio Cano Flores started out as a cop, turned into a drug lord, and now sits in an American prison where he will spend over three decades behind bars. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that Flores, a 40-year-old Mexican national and high ranking member of the Gulf Cartel, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for conspiring to ... [Continue Reading]