Dope Flix: Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson & Margaret Johnson – Harlem, 1963

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Bumpy Johnson grew up in South Carolina, and a deformation in his head is why he was called Bumpy. His brother was accused of murdering a white man so his family moved to Harlem when he was 10.

Bumpy rose the ranks of the drug game and became one the most infamous black crime bosses in Harlem. He also worked as a bodyguard for Stephanie St. Clair. She taught him the numbers game.

In the early 1960s, after his return from 10 years in prison, he found the neighbourhood he once ruled in shambles; with the streets controlled by the Italian mob. He took on the Genovese crime family to regain control.

Johnson was under a federal indictment for drug conspiracy when he died of congestive heart failure on July 7, 1968, at the age of 62.

His life is depicted in the crime drama TV series, “Godfather of Harlem.” His character is portrayed by Hollywood actor Forest Whitaker.

Judge Issues Nipsey Hussle’s Killer a Strong Warning About Prison


Did the judge just green -???? ..never mind.

Eric Holder, the man that murdered Compton’s (and the world’s) beloved Nipsey Hussle, has already received a furry a backlash and hell for the killing of the west coast rap royal. His family has received the brunt of the furry as well. It is unclear if it was two of his brothers or cousins that have been murdered out in Compton. His younger brother allegedly committed suicide.

Nipsey was a Rollin 60s Crip. He was also a robinhood of his neighborhood. His murder was catastrophic to both the real world and the music world. Some say Eric Holder signed his own death warrant.

Back in 2022, he was attacked by inmates as he was being transported back to the jail facility from court. (resulting in the photo above) It is unclear if the beatdown was in retaliation for the killing of Nipsey. One can only assume.

Prison politics are deeper than rap. Gang politics are deep than that.

If you have any intel on this or any other story on this site please email me ..

I’d love to chop it up with you.

WATCH: “Rap Trap — Hip Hop on Trial” Trailer

Jeffery Williams pka Young Thug with counsel during RICO trial
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Check out the trailer for the Hulu documentary, “Rap Trap: Hip Hop on Trial” surrounding the use of hip hop lyrics being used against rap artists in court.

The full documentary is now available here.

Atlanta rapper Young Thug is the latest rapper to be hit with charges for his alleged gang ties to the national Bloods street gang.

Prosecutors say Jeffery Williams /pka/ Young Thug, who is allegedly the leader of the gang YSL or Young Slime Life, rapped about his criminal activities in his music under his YSL record label. According to the Atlanta DA’s office, his music lyrics should be admissible in court and used against him for prosecution.

Although Young Thug has claimed gang ties in his lyrics, defense attorney Manny Arora is arguing there is no evidence that rapper has any gang affiliation.

So far four of Thug’s co-defendants have been sentenced to life in prison for their crimes committed while affiliated with the gang. Others have taken plea deals leaving Young Thug on the hook to stand trial under the Rico charge.

He faces life in prison if convicted.

WATCH: “Drain the Oceans: Rise of the Mob” Trailer

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Author Christian Cipollini is one of my very favorite crime historians. I watch his shows, I read his books — I love his fashions! The guy has great style.

“Cip” (as I so affectionately call him) has participated in numerous television projects lending his expertise on organized crime and the inner workings of the Italian mafia.

His newest project, “Drain the Oceans: Rise of the Mob” takes a deep dive into mob history — literally.

I would spoil it and tell you what it’s all about but luckily there is a trailer so you can see for yourself.

If you’re like me and love organized crime based documentaries, make sure to set your DVR for this one. The episode will premiere on both National Geographic and Hulu networks.

Check for local listings.

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