WATCH: Mobb Ties: Christopher Dudus Coke

Pop A Lot featured Christopher Dudus Coke for the crime docuseries, “Mobb Ties.”

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Supporters of the Tivoli Gardens businessman believe that he was railroaded as a result of a calculated and well planned political witchhunt orchestrated by the Jamaican People’s Natoional Party (PNP).

To his community he was a beloved robinhood figure who reduced crime, provided opportunity and funded education and advancement for the residents of the west Kingston garrison.

In 2017 Coke was transferred to a low level security prison in Fort Dix, New Jersey. He is making use of his time behind bars by studying theology.

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Dope Flix: Tonesa Welch Parties In Miami With 50 Cent

Longtime girlfriend of Southwest T – Tonesa Welch parties up Miami, sipping champagne with Rap/TV Mogul 50 Cent.

Check out this interview of Tonesa discussing the history and future of the Black Mafia Family.

"Get the Strap" #Miami #KOD last night was mad crazy #Itsaadvil #50cent

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Update: 50 Cent Says Casting Is Coming Soon For Black Mafia Family Tv Series

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Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson producing new BMF series on Starz

Posting to his Instagram account, Fif shared a photo of the pilot episode outline and, in the caption, mentioned that the casting information would be coming soon. The story will center around Big Meech and his involvement with the Black Mafia Family, which was a large drug organization formerly based in Detroit. – via HotNewHipHop.com

As  previously reported, 50 has already secured the exclusive rights and official stamp of approval to produce the project from the leader of BMF, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory.

Sidenote: Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me and my team about casting for the series set to premier on the STARZ network. Right now we’re playing the waiting game. It takes a significant amount of time to get the business side secured for a project of this magnitude. Once the script is written, casting is the next phase.

Back in December, I tweeted 50 to see if I could get any information about the casting calls. No updates were provided until about 6 months later.

At any rate, I am just thrilled to see the project moving forward.

Keep checking back in to The Pen Hustler for casting info as it becomes available. I will do my best to get it out there as soon as humanly possible.

Who do YOU think should portray Big Meech and his brother in the series?

If you are interested in casting for the series, please send me your info along with any pics or headshots and I will feature you on the site.

You never know, you could land you the role!

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Ex Jamaican Gangster Finds God In Homeless Shelter


Via interamerica.org– Andrew Carter first fired an automatic weapon at the age of 14 when he joined a street gang in Jamaica’s capital, Kingston.

He spent the next 15 years talking tough and shooting people as he rose through the ranks to become a leader of a gang engaging in the illegal sales of gasoline and marijuana.

Then one evening, several friends were chatting on the porch of Andrew’s house, and one of them accidentally fired an automatic weapon into the roof. Nobody was injured, but the incident scared Andrew’s girlfriend, Annette, who fell out of the bed in fright. She pleaded with Andrew to move to her uncle’s house in another town.

Around that time, Andrew’s brother, who was in the same gang, was arrested for murder and received a 20-year sentence. He later died in prison.

Andrew decided to start a new life.

“I gave it all up when my brother went to prison,” Andrew said in an interview.

Andrew and his girlfriend moved to the uncle’s house, and Andrew began to work as a security guard. Several years passed, and Annette left Andrew to marry a man in the United States. Andrew could no longer stay in the uncle’s house, so he moved across the island to another town where several relatives lived. He found a new job as a security guard.

Consequences From the Past

His quiet life was shattered in December 2015 when a cousin, speaking in a conversation with friends, inadvertently blurted out his history with gangsters.

“Andrew isn’t who he seems to be,” the cousin said. “He used to be a gangster and shoot people.”

The news quickly spread through the town. Thirteen armed men marched over to Andrew’s house, scared and determined to kill him. Andrew disdainfully looked out the window at them.

“They were simple country people, and I had grown up in a tough, concrete ghetto,” he said.

He went to get his guns to shoot them.

But Andrew’s sister heard about the standoff, and she rushed over to her brother’s house. She saw the guns and begged him not to shoot anyone.

“If you shoot them, then I and your other relatives won’t be able to live here,” she said. “It would be best if you left instead.”

Andrew wanted to protect his family, so he threw some clothes into a backpack and boldly walked out the front door. He wasn’t afraid of the armed men in the street.

“From when I was 14, I was taught to hold and shoot weapons,” he said. “So, I wasn’t afraid.”

The armed men watched silently as Andrew walked past. Andrew didn’t say a word to them, either.

Homeless in Kingston

He had nowhere to go, so he returned to his birthplace, Kingston. Unable to find work, he slept at a bus station for 2 ½ months.

Then one day, another homeless man told him about a place called the Good Samaritan Inn. The man said the community center was run by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and offered free hot meals, a place to bathe and do laundry, and beds to sleep.

Andrew couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw a crowd of 300 people lined up to eat at the Good Samaritan Inn.

“This is the first time that I had seen people fed like that,” he said.

He received a bed at the Good Samaritan Inn, and soon he began working there as a security guard. Later, he took Bible studies, and he was baptized in 2016.

Andrew loves working at the Good Samaritan Inn.

“I want to help as much as I can,” he said. “I’m very happy that I’m alive and happier than I ever dreamed possible. It gives me a lot of joy to be able to give to others.”

Andrew has reconnected with his relatives, including a sister and brother who are Adventist. He learned that his mother was baptized into the Adventist Church before dying in 2011. He is now 51 and preparing to get married for the first time.

“I am trying to be very faithful and put my trust and faith in God,” he said.

 

 

 

Part of the 2015 Thirteenth Sabbath Offering went to refurbish the Good Samaritan Inn in Kingston, Jamaica, and to expand its work to include a free medical and dental center for the homeless. Thank you for helping the Good Samaritan Inn reach out to people like Andrew.