Seth Ferranti

Biography

Seth Ferranti, federal prison register 18205-083, is the Gorilla Convict Writer. 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 has served 19 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. His current release date is November, 2015. During his incarceration Ferranti has worked to better himself by making preparations for his eventual release back into society. Ferranti earned an AA degree from Penn State, his BA degree from the University of Iowa through correspondence courses, and Masters from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Along with his studies, Ferranti writes about the prison experience. Numerous magazines including "Don Diva, Slam", "Vice", "FHM". "King", "Feds", "The Ave" have shown love, publishing Seth's articles. His work as a prison basketball journalist has led to international recognition in Spanish, French, Italian and Mexican magazines and his articles on prison ballers appear on www.hoopshype.com and www.prisonerlife.com.

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Books

The Dope Game Misadventures of Fat Cat & Pappy Mason
By Seth Ferranti
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 51,580. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction
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
By Seth Ferranti
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 48,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
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
By Seth Ferranti
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 85,520. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
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
By Seth Ferranti
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 105,190. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
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
By Seth Ferranti
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,940. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
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
By Seth Ferranti
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 90,440. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Category: Fiction
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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