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Donald Goines: The Black Gangster

By Mike Enemigo Donald Goines is considered by many to be the Godfather of street lit. Many of today’s street-lit stars including Kwame “Dutch” Teague, have been inspired by him. Born in Detroit to a relatively comfortable family, he attended Catholic elementary school and was expected to go into his family’s dry-cleaning business. Instead, after […]

Mike Enemigo Interview Incarcerated Author Minister

Mike: Introduce yourself to the people. Who are you, where are you from? The Minister: They call me Minister. I’m from East Oakland [California]. How was life growing up in East Oakland? For me, life wasn’t about if you would jump off the porch, into the Game. The question was when you would make that […]

Mike Enemigo’s Exclusive Interview with Incarcerated Street-Lit Legend Kwame Teague, aka Dutch

Iceberg Slim is credited with creating the street-lit genre with his 1967 autobiography Pimp: The Story of My Life, and though he sold over 6 million books before his death in 1992, it was Donald Goines who really ran with the genre. Goines, after learning about Iceberg Slim’s book Pimp while serving time in prison, […]

The Mike Enemigo Story

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“If a person has done even a couple of years in prison and possess even the most basic means to obtain literature,…