Tag Archives: #urbanbooks

Shaka Senghor: Writing My Wrongs

By Mike Enemigo Shaka grew up on the east side of Detroit in the same neighborhood as street legends The Best Friends, Chambers Brothers, and White Boy Rick, where he sold crack during the 80s. After getting shot on March 8, 1990, Shaka became paranoid and vowed to never leave home without his gun. He […]

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 […]

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,…