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Tuesday, February 14, 2021

A new bandwagon is loading up: Street lit, the book publishing business’ version of gangsta rap.

An early rising star in this subgenre is Dewitt “Relentless Aaron” Gilmore, an ex-con who emerged from prison with 30 fiction manuscripts. After publishing and distributing about a dozen of these semi-autobiographical gritty-and-grimy adventures himself, he caught the attention of St. Martin’s Press and got himself a four-book deal for a couple hundred thousand dollars.

So, I guess this is the old Eddie Murphy “Saturday Night Live” short film, “Prose and Cons”, come to life?

Somewhere, Tyrone Green seethes:

Images by Tyrone Greene…
Dark and lonely on the summer night.
Kill my landlord, kill my landlord.
Watchdog barking - Do he bite?
Kill my landlord, kill my landlord.
Slip in his window,
Break his neck!
Then his house
I start to wreck!
Got no reason -
What the heck!
Kill my landlord, kill my landlord.
C-I-L-L…
My land - lord
Def!

One of the funniest things “SNL” ever aired. If Shakespeare were alive today, he’d be doing time.

- Costa Tsiokos, Tue 02/14/2006 08:03:44 PM
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