Mobwriter.blogspot.com

Gorilla Convict has been called “the most potent voice of the streets.” This website, which features stories on prison life, street legends, street and prison gangs, the Mafia and street lit and true crime writers is a fusion of the ghetto, criminal and prison cultures that is vividly expressed in the lyrics of gangsta rap and hip-hop artists rhymes […]

CampusProgress.org

Back in 1994, shortly after 22-year-old Seth Ferranti was sentenced to 24 years in prison for his role as the leader of a drug ring, he took advantage of the Federal Pell Grant in order to get a college education while serving his time […]

PopMatters.com

Street Literature, also known as Urban Fiction or Ghetto Lit, has established itself as a new type of African American popular fiction since the late ‘90s. Initiated with novels like The Coldest Winter Ever (1999) by Sister Souljah and Teri Woods’ True to the Game (1999), the genre now consists of thousands of works […]