Category: African-American

The Shake Up Down South: Alabama’s Gangster Disciple Boss, “Shake & Bake” Craig, Gets 40 Years Behind Bars

January 25, 2021 – The boss of the Gangster Disciples in Alabama is going away for 40 years of fed time. Shauntay (Shake & Bake) Craig was nailed in a sweeping 2016 drug, racketeering and murder case targeting GD activity in the south, specifically, Atlanta, Memphis and Birmingham. Authorities point the finger at him for
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The Life & Times Of Harry O In The Music Business: L.A. Coke Baron Helped Launch Multiple Hip Hop Careers

January 25, 2021 – It was way more than just Death Row Records. From behind bars, L.A. drug kingpin Michael (Harry O) Harris, was wheeling and dealing in the music industry, making deals for himself, his label and his wife with major record companies through most of the 1990s, according to DEA records. The scope
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Harry O Invested In Rap-A-Lot Records, Per Sources, Will Settle In Texas On Heels Of Presidential Pardon

January 23, 2021 – Before he funded the birth of Death Row Records, former L.A. drug lord Michael (Harry O) Harris provided the seed money for Houston hip-hop impresario James (Lil’ J) Prince to start the groundbreaking Rap-A-Lot Records that went on to launch the Southern Rap sound, per DEA informants and exclusive GR sources.
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Loosening The Wiring: Slaying Of Scorned Girlfriend Led To Downfall Of Little Melvin’s Heroin Kingdom In Baltimore

The murder of a revenge-minded girlfriend was the beginning of the end for the legendary “Little Melvin” Williams drug empire in West Baltimore and was used as a storyline in the first season of the HBO television show The Wire, based on a fictionalization of the Williams organization. On the night of July 21, 1983,
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