Seth Ferranti

Biography

While serving an LSD kingpin conviction, Seth Ferranti started a successful writing career and earned a Masters degree from California State University. His raw portrayals of the New York crack era gangsters gained the attention of Don Diva and VICE, who he began writing for. From prison he established Gorilla Convict, a true-crime publisher with books like Street Legends and Supreme Team. Seth built a writing and journalism career after landing on the US Marshals Top-15 Most Wanted list. His incredible story has been covered by The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and Rolling Stone.

Since his release he has worked hard to launch GR1ND Studios, where true crime and comics clash. GR1ND Studios is bringing variety to the comic shelf by way of the American underground. These groundbreaking graphic novels tell the true story of prohibition-era mobsters, inner-city drug lords, and suburban drug dealers. Penned by true-crime historians and urban fiction authors, the works are raw and authentic.

Seth is also doing short films, Easter Bunny Assassin (http://www.sethferranti.com) and documentaries, White Boy (http://www.sethferranti.com/#!white-boy-rick/d2qyo). Expect to see a lot from in in the next couple of years. GR1ND is debuting six comics in 2016, Supreme Team and Confessions of a College Kingpin created by Seth Ferranti, Drug Lord created by the imprisoned urban fiction writer Kwame Teague and Gangster by mob historian Christian Cipollini. With more titles like that to come including Wahida Clark’s Swag and Al-Saadiq Bank’s Caught Em’ Slippin’. Check out this video that talks about what Seth and GR1ND are doing. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf1lLLHDsGE)

Where to find Seth Ferranti online


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Videos

A New Genre in Comics
Supreme Team is a gritty and voyeuristic foray into the world of guns and drugs and violence that existed at the dawn of hip-hop in the crack era that took the mid-80s by storm. Join the Supreme Team as they make their mark in the drug game. This comic series created by Seth Ferranti, drawn by Joe Wills and colored by Anthony Mathenia is a vivid look into the worlds Hollywood has portrayed in a multitudes of movies.

Books

The Dope Game Misadventures of Fat Cat & Pappy Mason
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 51,570. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
Fat Cat and Pappy Mason are the most infamous and legendary figures out of New York’s crack era. A time that massively influenced rap culture and led to the ghetto icons becoming mythical figures in hip-hop’s lyrical lore. Not only did the street stars inspire rappers like Run DMC, LL Cool J and 50 Cent with their styles, attitudes and swagger, they set the tone for a generation of hustlers.
Rayful Edmond: Washington DC's Most Notorious Drug Lord
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 48,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
They called Rayful Edmond the 300 million dollar man. He was the king of cocaine in our nation’s capital in the mid to late 80s and he ushered in the crack era in Washington DC, turning the streets of the Chocolate City into a much deadlier place.
Street Legends Vol. 2
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 85,520. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
Let recognized prison journalist and gangster chronicler Seth Ferranti aka Soul Man take you on a journey to the criminal underworld. Street Legends, Vol. 1, he mesmerized readers with the exploits of the Death Before Dishonor six – Supreme, Wayne Perry, Anthony Jones, Aaron Jones, Pistol Pete and Boy George. Now in Street Legends, Vol. 2, he introduces the Original Gangsters.
The Supreme Team: The Birth of Crack and Hip-Hop, Prince's Reign of Terror and the Supreme/50 Cent Beef Exposed
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 105,190. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
The Supreme Team was one of the most notorious drug crews in New York in the 1980s crack era. They have been celebrated in the lyrical lore of hip-hop by artists such as 50 Cent, Nas and Ja Rule. This book represents the most concise volume to date on their history and rise to infamy.
Street Legends Vol. 1
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,940. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
In Street Legends Vol. 1, Seth brings forth powerful biographies of six of the most notorious gangster of the crack era who influenced hip-hop and street culture. This book profiles six of the biggest street legends from the crack era- Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff, Wayne Perry, Anthony Jones, Aaron Jones, Peter “Pistol Pete” Rollack and George “Boy George” Rivera.
Prison Stories
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 90,440. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Prison Stories is a vivid look into the brutal and vicious world of Prison. It takes the reader inside the belly of the beast, giving real life accounts from the netherworld of corruption and violence.

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