Crack, Rap and Murder: The Cocaine Dreams of Alpo and Rich Porter Hip-Hop Folklore from the Streets of Harlem (Paperback)

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In the mid-1980s when hip-hop and the crack era were jumping off street dudes like Alpo and Rich Porter were the icons in Harlem. Everyone was watching and emulating them. Their stories have been told in many different formats and forums but now the complete tale is detailed in one concise volume. Read Alpo and Rich Porter's story from beginning to tragic end in this extensively researched new volume in the Street Legends series brought to you by celebrated and noted gangster writer, Seth Ferranti and Gorilla Convict Publications.

About the Author

Seth Ferranti is a multi-media writer and journalist who pens amazing true crime and prison related stories for and among others. He started his career in journalism while incarcerated and is now continuing it in the real world. In 1993, after spending two years as a top-15 fugitive on the US Marshal's most wanted list, he was captured and sentenced to 304 months under the federal sentencing guidelines for an LSD Kingpin conviction and committed to the custody of the Attorney General. A first-time, non-violent offender, Ferranti served 21 years of his 25-year mandatory minimum sentence. His case was widely covered by The Washington Post and Washington Times, and his story was profiled in the pages of Rolling Stone and Don Diva magazine. He is currently working out of St. Louis, Missouri. During his incarceration Ferranti worked to better himself by making preparations for his eventual release back into society. Ferranti earned an AA degree from Penn State, a BA degree from the University of Iowa and an MA from California State University, Dominguez Hills through correspondence courses. He is now ready for all that life offers. It appears there is no stopping him. Seth also writes for,,, Don Diva and F.E.D.S. magazines and The New York Daily News. You can order his books on urban gangsters and prison life on or at He also has a blog on that site that has tons of content on life inside the belly of the beast, prison and street gangs, hip-hop and hustling, the mafia and crack era gangsters.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780988976030
ISBN-10: 098897603X
Publisher: Gorilla Convict Publications
Publication Date: April 12th, 2015
Pages: 160
Language: English