Shakim Bio Releases The Last Illest, The First Ever Official Street Hop Book

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Shakim Bio is a street general from Queens who has been buried in the belly of the beast for the last twenty years. But he hasn't let that stop him from being recognized and having his voice heard. From the streets to the penitentiaries and back again Shakim Bio has represented to the fullest and shows what he is about and now instead of shooting ... [Continue Reading]

Seven Crowns

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According to legend, Seven Crowns started out in 1970 as a street gang of rabble rousers whose members pelted houses and threatened to burn them down. Its members grew to include the future movers and shakers of Queens, including Anthony “Pretty Tony” Feurtado, Fat Cat and James “Wall” Corley. “Seven Crowns was way early-’70s,” Bing says. “I was in ... [Continue Reading]

The Hip-Hop Mafia

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“Back then the game was the game. Everybody stood by the rules. Soldiers were soldiers,” Bing says. This was the era from which Preme and the team emerged. It was a time when men were men, and the consequences of snitching were clear. In Queens snitching was forbidden. It was embedded in the youngster’s DNA. Omerta played a powerful role in shaping ... [Continue Reading]

The Southside of Queens Will Never Rest

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The 1980s crack era has reared its ugly head again in the form of James "Wall" Corley, hip-hop hustler icon and street legend, who was arrested last month and accused of being the ringleader of a big-time cocaine ring (see AP article below). Wall Corley is no stranger to the drug game, in fact he is one of the originators. As the accompanying ... [Continue Reading]