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The Gangster Alpo From Spanish Harlem

By Seth Ferranti

On the back of the bike with Alpo/doin’ a back down one-two-three/hopin’ to stay alive/favorite spot, Rooftop”- LL Cool J

Alberto “Alpo” Martinez (photo above) was from East Rivers projects in Spanish Harlem, better known as the Eastside. “Alpo’s building was on 105th and First Avenue,” the Spanish Harlem hustler…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 2, 2015 at 2:15am — No Comments

Supreme: Gangster giant towers over Queens rap

By Seth Ferranti

Supreme is a towering street legend immortalized in both hip-hop and hood lore. An infamous drug lord with ties to both major players in the rap industry and a notoriously profitable and ruthless drug crew, The Supreme Team, that ruled the same Queens streets that later produced platinum selling artists like Ja Rule and 50 Cent. To…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 17, 2015 at 3:57am — No Comments

Profile: Washington D.C. drug boss Rayful Edmond

By Seth Ferranti

To many in his hometown of Washington, D.C., during his 1980s reign as the city’s biggest cocaine and crack dealer, Rayful Edmond was public enemy number one. At the height of Dodge City’s brutal crack epidemic in 1987, this 22-year-old man was responsible for distributing 60 percent of the cocaine that flooded the city’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 22, 2015 at 5:04am — No Comments

The Prison Writings of Seth Ferranti: Supermax

This is an excerpt from Seth Ferranti’s new book, Gorilla Convict: The Selected Prison Writings of Seth Ferranti. The book is published by Strategic Media Books. To buy the book or for more information go to strategicmediabooks.com or…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 19, 2013 at 3:33pm — 1 Comment

Former Gangsters Beefing About Books

By David Amoruso

The world of books and authors is a peaceful place far removed from the mean streets where drug dealers sell their product and murder their rivals. But with more and more gangsters getting into the writing business things are heating up. Old beefs, new disputes, and the age-old underworld question: Whose word is law?

Organized crime is booming…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 28, 2012 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

American Gangsters

By Seth Ferranti

Just like Hollywood catapulted the Italian Mafia into the mainstream with the Godfather movies, New Jack City documented the devastating crack epidemic and the drug crews that terrorized and held court in the city’s projects. Nino Brown was a fictional character, as was his crew, but you didn’t have to look far to find their real life counterparts who dominated the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 7, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

GorillaConvict.com: New and Improved!

By David Amoruso



The website Gorilla Convict has been a favorite among crime readers. Its authors include many men who know the underworld and the world behind bars from inside out. Chief among them the site’s founder Seth Ferranti.



Imprisoned criminal turned author Seth… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 6, 2011 at 9:34am — No Comments

Exclusive Interview With Convicted LSD Kingpin Turned Author Seth Ferranti

Gangsters Inc. is proud to present an exclusive interview with imprisoned author Seth Ferranti about life in prison, stand up guys, snitches, crime boss Supreme McGriff, being an author behind bars, and his plans for when he is released.



As a young man, Ferranti was convicted of running a continual criminal enterprise that dealt in LSD. He was sentenced to over 25 years in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 29, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Review: Street Legends 2 by Seth Ferranti



By David Amoruso



Author Seth Ferranti brings his readers true crime stories from inside prison. Interviewing imprisoned gangsters and crime bosses as well as law enforcement figures, he manages to paint a refreshing picture of the American gangland.



True crime is a very interesting genre. To its… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 28, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Baltimore Drug Boss: Maurice "Peanut" King

By Seth Ferranti (www.gorillaconvict.com)



In the late 1970s and early 1980s, if you were in the drug game in Baltimore, then you answered to one man, Peanut King. He was the man in more ways than one- trendsetter, drug dealer, high roller, ladies’ man- these were only a few of the titles Peanut King carried.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 9, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Mobsters In Prison: A Story From Behind Bars

By Seth Ferranti (www.gorillaconvict.com)

 

Goodfellas, the Godfather, Donnie Brasco, The Sopranos- Hollywood's obsession with mobsters dates all the way back to the turn of the century. A litany of wise guys have gained fame and notoriety and eventually been incarcerated by the feds. Beginning with Al Capone and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

The Murder of Fray, A Washington D.C. Street Legend



By Seth Ferranti (www.gorillaconvict.com)



A lot of factors figured in the death of the Washington DC street legend, Fray, but the main reason was Alberto “Alpo” Martinez. When the soon to become infamous rat Alpo hit DC in the late 1980s, Fray was a well established and respected hustler at the top of DC's street hierarchy. Fray didn't take kindly to New York dudes coming from up top to set… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Prison Gangs and the Analogy of Hate



By Seth Ferranti (author of www.GorillaConvict.com )

Copyright © Seth Ferranti and www.gangstersinc.nl



Prison is a cauldron of hate. A mixing pot of volatile tempers and personalities that can incite violence in a nanosecond. The territorial, drug and monetary beefs from the streets bleed over into the prison yards as racism intensifies and the… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 30, 2010 at 8:19am — No Comments

Drug Boss: Frank Matthews

By Seth Ferranti



In the 1970s the heroin market in the United States was dominated by a black distributor named Frank Matthews who operated out of New York. He was the most notable black figure on the east coast at the time and one of the first major independents who challenged the mob for supremacy in the criminal underworld. The Black Caesar, as he was known, was a new kind of super-criminal ruling a nationwide empire of dope. He was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

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