New York’s Sex, Money & Murder Gang is synonymous with the drug game in the Bronx, the same way the zoo and the Yankees are to animals and baseball. Started in 1992 by a teenage Peter (Pistol Pete) Rollack, SMM went on to rule the streets of the Soundview Homes Projects and the Castle Hill Projects, eventually sprouting satellites in other cities and affiliating itself with the United Bloods Nation. Rollack himself was as ambitious as he was deadly.

The first incarnation of the gang crumbled by the end of the decade and the dawn of the New Millennium, with most of Rollack’s inner circle rolling on him in court. British author Jonathan Green’s book on the SMM click, titled Sex, Money, Murder – A Story of Crack, Blood & Betrayal, was released on the market earlier this month and packs quite a punch. His evocative, detailed story-telling skill using exclusive street sources for factual backing paint a vivid and in-depth portrait of the gang’s rise and fall.

Let’s break down the major players in the Sex, Money & Murder crew’s heyday man-for-man:

Peter (Pistol Pete) Rollack – The studious, psychopathic and movie-star handsome founder the Sex, Money & Murder Gang in the Bronx’s Soundview Homes Projects and grew it into a powerhouse in the thriving New York drug trade of the early 1990s before being imprisoned for the rest of his life on homicide and racketeering charges.

*Pistol Pete descended from New York drug game royalty — his dad Leonard (Petey the Boxer) Rollack was a top lieutenant for legendary Harlem heroin kingpin Leroy (Nicky) Barnes.

David (Twin) Mullins – The underboss of the Sex, Money & Murder Gang who came from Soundview’s Castle Hill Projects, Mullins’ Thanksgiving 1997 murder spawning from Pistol Pete’s jealousy, spelled the end of the gang’s original core and structure.

Emilio (Lead Pipe) Romero – Pistol Pete’s street boss and successor as shot caller when Rollack was smacked with his life sentence.

Shawn (Sugar Shaft) Stokes – Pistol’s Pete’s head of security and the man responsible for killing Twin Mullins on behalf of an incarcerated Rollack: the hit occurred during an annual Thanksgiving Day football game for Bronx dope boys in the Soundview Homes Projects.

Savon (Yaro Pack) Codd – Sex, Money & Murder’s business manager and the gang’s crew boss in Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

George (G-Dub) Wallace — Pistol Pete’s uncle, early supplier and top advisor at the height of his rein.

Byron (B-Love) Thomas — Third-in-command on the street upon Rollack getting locked up in 1995, ranking behind only Twin Mullins and Lead Pipe Romero.

*B-Love becomes street boss of the gang after Rollack and Leadpipe Romero are both locked up and Mullins is murdered (Leadpipe emerges back on the street following B-Love’s bust and heads the SMM crew into the early 2000s while playing both sides of the fence as a confidential informant).

Andre (The Bear) Brown – Lead Pipe Romero’s bodyguard and main enforcer.

Rufino (Ro Ro) Turner – Lead Pipe Romero’s brother and first right-hand man.

Corey (Little Bear) Brown — Bear Brown’s baby brother and Lead Pipe Romero’s second right-hand man

Emphraim (E-Man) Solar – Twin Mullin’s bodyguard and driver.

Anthony (Big Ant) Hardy — Pistol Pete’s bodyguard and driver.

Damon (Double Mint) Mullins — Twin Mullin’s twin brother and right-hand man.

Juan (Dapper John) Castro – Sex, Money & Murder’s main wholesale cocaine supplier.

*Headquartered out of a high-end men’s clothier in Manhattan

Shelton (Coolie) Smith – Sex, Money & Murder’s crew boss in Maryland.

David (TV Dave) Gonzales — Sex, Money & Murder’s crew boss in North Carolina.

Jasmine (Total Package) Mansell – One of Sex, Money & Murder’s most loyal enforcers.

*High school basketball star who had a scholarship to play at the college level for Fresno State

Robinson (Mac 11) Lazala – One of Sex, Money & Murder’s most loyal enforcers.

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