Category: Detroit

Vincent Smothers’ Murder March Of The Mid-2000s: Detroit Gun-For-Hire Shot His Way Into Motown Gangland Infamy

Detroit hit man Vincent (Vito) Smothers ended his murder spree ten years ago, bringing the curtain down on a short, yet incredibly bloody and prolific career in the murder-for-hire game. The slender and unassuming-looking Smothers, a former high school honor student, admitted to killing a dozen people in less than two years in the mid-2000s, most of the
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Detroit’s East-West Drug Connection: Wanted Johnson Brothers Worked With Best Friends & YBI To Get To Mountain Top

East met west in Motown’s New Millennium narcotics scene. Throw in a little “YBI” and they built themselves a powerhouse. According to sources, as it rose through the Midwest underworld in the 2000s, Detroit’s Johnson Brothers Gang, the area’s most prominent Westside drug organization of the day, did business with remnants of the Motor City’s
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The Wedding Of The Year: Mob Lawyer’s Daughter’s Wedding Will Get Scene In Scorsese Hoffa Film ‘The Irishman’

The upscale wedding of a famous mob lawyer’s daughter held in the days following Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance will be depicted in the much-anticipated Martin Scorsese movie,The Irishman, about the relationship between the iconic labor union boss and an east coast mafia hit man. The fiery 62-year old Hoffa was kidnapped and killed on July 30, 1975, vanishing
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Detroit’s Westside Bids Farewell To Beloved Son, Rapper ‘Doughboy Roc,” Heads To Grave In Style

Detroit rapper Rodney (Doughboy Roc) Yeargin was laid to rest earlier this week in a funeral fit for royalty. Considering the 29-year old Yeargin was one of the young princes of the Midwest hip-hop scene, it was appropriate. Nearly 1,000 mourners turned out to see the rapper buried, his casket carried on a horse-drawn carriage in a procession which made its
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