The Gangster Chronicles

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Former gangster/convict and biker James McDonald, legendary gangster rapper MC Eiht and music insider Norm Steele, bring you "The Gangster Chronicles". The Gangster Chronicles is a weekly long form conversation with everyone from gangsters, police and bank robbers, to rappers, politicians and former drug dealers.The Gangster Chronicles gives you a glimpse into the world of those that live their lives outside of society's normal parameters, where the risk are high, but the rewards are astronomical. We conversate with the real Tony Montana's of the world, but we don't glorify or sensationalize these lifestyles, we simply examine the circumstances that may have influenced their decisions. Every gangster has a story and they all have a different ending.Follow The Gangster Chronicles on the following platforms:Twitter: www,

Episode Date
EP 105 Mobstability w/ The Speedknot Mobstas
We sit down with Chi-Town's "SpeedKnot Mobstas" and they kick the real about the past present and future.
Apr 17, 2021
EP 104 "On Every Corner" with Doggy Diamonds and Melle Mel
In this episode we talk about the impending COVID vaccine travel requirements and discuss the impact that drugs and alcohol have had on our community with special guest host Doggie Diamonds. We also tap in with the homie Melle Mel to get his take on why you can find 40 ounces and cheap liquor in every hood but not in the suburbs
Apr 08, 2021
EP 103 Hood Stars & Knockout Kings
In this episode we have UFC fighter Max "Pain" Griffin and major Compton figure "BG Bop" on the concrete couch. We discuss some of BG Bop's untold "hood rescues", and his fathers life as a Black Panther. We then talk to Max Pain about his recent fight in which he knocked his opponents ear off (literally lol) and how he found his path from problem child to UFC rising star.
Apr 01, 2021
EP 102 The Doggie Diamonds GC Salute
In this final installment of our 100th Episode Brooklyn’s Doggie Diamonds comes through to celebrate the GC milestone
Mar 27, 2021
EP 101 Big James reveals he took sides in Eiht & Quik beef
On part 2 of our 100th episode we have Mr. controversy himself Glasses Malone pull up, along with his co-host Peter Bas from No Ceilings podcast. Glasses takes over the interview and him and James discuss “Prison Bandits” and we find out from MC Eiht why the movie Menace 2 Society didn’t actually name gangs. JJ Fomby from On The Line podcast also jumps in to reveal Steele’s former life as a hustler. Big James also reveals that he actually took sides in the Quik and Eiht beef,
Mar 26, 2021
EP. 100 with OG Gangster Spud talks getting paralyzed after leaving the D game
It is our 100th episode and we celebrated by doing something special for the listeners! During this episode we had Inglewood Spud pull up where he spoke about his time in jail and found the good and bad in his situation. He talks about how he has released countless books during his prison stint and taught over 1000 prisoners to read.
Mar 25, 2021
Ep. 99 Underground King 2 International Star with Mr. Criminal
We sit down with Mr. Criminal and discuss his ascension from underground rapper, to million selling artist to International star.  We discuss how he linked up with Wil Smith, his bubbling movie career and how he deals with the hood politics as a rising superstar
Mar 18, 2021
EP. 98 Royal-T of Low Profile Records Tells All
Royal-T, the ceo of Low Profile records, who’s company has sold millions of records breaks down misunderstandings that he had with former artist Lil Rob, he also shares how he got started in the Southern California swap meets and why some artist should be more appreciative of CEO’s who start their career which sparks a debate with him and MC Eiht you must hear!
Mar 11, 2021
EP 97: The Goodie Mob Chronicles
We had the chance to catch up with the homies T-Mo, Big Gipp, Kujo and Cee-Lo Green otherwise known as "The Goodie Mob". We chopped it up about their start in the game, how they came up together, their extra-curricular activities, and discussed some good ol' fashioned gangsterism. We also went in depth with Kujo about the accident that cost him part of his leg and how it gave him a new perspective. The audio on this EP isn't perfect, but you can hear what's going on. Everything we do isn't in the studio, we are basically just recording conversations with the homies, so we don't wanna hear no complaints, just enjoy the show lol. Cee-Lo was in the whip and the other homies were in traffic, but we made it happen. oh and make sure you stream their new album "Survival Kit" featuring Andre 3000, Big Boi, Big Rube and the legendary Chuck D. We dropped a link for you right here "Survival Kit Spotify"
Mar 04, 2021
EP 96: Ne'Keisha's Story
In September 2011 a jury found Charles Gerron guilty of pulling out a gun at a party, firing it into a crowd of teenagers and killing Ne'Keisha Hodges-Hawkins. On top of this tragedy, for more than 5 years, no one was arrested for Ne'keisha's death, despite 150 teenagers witnessing the incident. This is the tale of a father who refused to let his daughter be denied justice. On this episode you will experience her father, Kalvon Hawkins sadness, anger and confusion as to how these events happened. The void in his heart, crooked officers, depression and other obstacles he faced couldn't deter Kalvon from seeing this coward face judgement. Kalvon is still honoring his daughters name till this day, from driving over 1900 miles to have this very conversation that you are about to hear, to establishing a non-profit and clothing company in his daughters name. A life was lost in an instant leaving behind the hopes, dreams and future plans of a child gone to soon and this is her story. Rest in Heaven baby girl!
Feb 25, 2021
EP. 95 Pistol Pete
This episode we have special guest Pistol Pete repping for the Terror Squad where he spoke about his experience working in the industry, trauma and anxiety from prison, modern day racism, the late great Big Pun and more!
Feb 20, 2021
EP 94: The Big U Episode
On this episode of Gangster Chronicles we conversate with LA music mogul Eugene Henley also known as Big U. We discuss his non-profit "Developing Options" that does everything from facilitate activities for children to assist in finding jobs for the unemployed. We also discuss how he became involved in the music industry through his relationship with Kurupt and how he helped to shape the late Nipsey Hussle's image and career, and how West Coast Rapper The Game looked out for him in a major way. We then get a peep inside his new series "Hip Hop Untold" and Big U gets candid when we discuss his often misunderstood reputation . Press play to hear the rest. Hit us up on Instagram @thegangsterchroniclespodcast
Feb 11, 2021
EP 93: Therapy
On this episode we examine the stigma of therapy in the Black and Hispanic community and examine some of the reasons why we choose to remain silent about some of our mental issues. We touch on abuse and how we as wounded individuals tend to transfer pain to others.
Feb 04, 2021
EP 92 Sharks and Demons
On this episode we have music veteran Stan Sheppard who has managed everyone from Battlecat and DJ Quik, to Suga Free and the late great Mausberg. He discusses the robbery, deception and murder involved in urban music, We also touch on his relationship with Harry-O, his business dealings with Suge Knight and the Satanism that runs rampant in rap music.
Jan 28, 2021
EP 91: The Good, Bad & The Ugly
We discuss former President Trump passing out Presidential pardons, touch on scammers and tell you why health is true wealth.
Jan 21, 2021
EP 90: Westside w/TQ
We tap in w/ the homie, entertainer/actor TQ. We discuss his time with Cash Money records and how the labels C.E.O, Bryan "Birdman" Williams reputation of cheating the artist on the label was real. He also talks about R&B singer R-Kelly's strange ways and much more.
Jan 14, 2021
EP 89: "Under The Influence" w/Charleston White
In this episode we speak w/ Dallas/ Ft. Worth activist-comedian Charleston "Blue" White and Politician Jesse Taylor. We discuss youth in the prison system, Is prison really effective? Then we touch on prison rape, Charleston and rapper "Sauce Waka's" situation, snitchin and a whole lot more.
Jan 07, 2021
EP 88: 2020 In Our Rearview
2020 was a year none of us will ever forget. It will be forever marked as the year a microscopic virus changed the way we move. We briefly discuss the continuing senseless violence and other sh*t that's on our mind. See you in 2021 God Bless
Dec 31, 2020
EP 87: Yukmouth Speaks On Beef
On this Christmas Eve episode we tap in w/ the homie Yukmouth from the Luniz and he breaks down his past beefs w/ Fifty Cent, The Game and others. He also speaks on his time at RAP-A-LOT and his loyalty to the iconic label and J.Prince
Dec 24, 2020
EP 86: Bangin In Dallas
In this episode we give a quick run down on how the Crip's and Blood's migrated to the Mid-West and the South during the eighties coke rush. We then tap in with the Dallas/Fort Worth homies Charleston Blue, Ft. Worth 52 Hoover OG Percy and Anthony Dewberry from W .Dallas Rollin 60 to discuss how Dallas became so steeped in L.A. gang culture
Dec 17, 2020
EP 85: American Gangster w/ Tezlyn Figaro
The homegirl, Fox political analyst and the host of podcast "Straight Shot, No Chaser" Tezlyn Figaro checks in with us to break down why there is no difference between gangsterism and politics, and much much more.
Dec 10, 2020
EP 84 RICO ACT and how Casanova 2x might have got caught up
In this episode we breakdown the "RICO ACT" which was originally designed to tear down the mafia with former LA homicide detective Greg Kading, We also tap in on Casanova 2x situation and ask wtf do rappers keep getting locked up? Also, we quickly dip into Steele's theory that record company's have an agenda to promote what can be deemed as "destructive music".
Dec 03, 2020
EP 83: Up In Smoke-"The Marijuana Hypocrisy"
We had the opportunity to conversate with Virgil Grant, owner of California Cannabis. We discuss how despite being 100% compliant with the local marijuana laws, he was snatched up by the FEDS and served 6 years for operating legal recreational weed spots. Press play to hear how the FEDS don't exactly play fair and how Virgil came back bigger and better. He also gives some solid advice on how to jump in the multi-,million dollar legal hustle!
Nov 26, 2020
EP 82: Colors-Rapper MO3 Victim Of Gang War
In this special episode we address the murder of Dallas star MO3 and the real story of the gang war that claimed the life of the rising young rapper with Texas OG now activist Charleston Blue White. We also discuss the 12 un-reported murders that have occurred that are possibly all connected.
Nov 19, 2020
EP 81: International Madam
In this episode we speak with Nives Gadoni who ran New York's underground brothels and hosted sex parties for the Wall Street elite. In addition to running a prostitution ring, she also sold drugs to her customers and was eventually busted for drug distribution after being snitched on by former Bad Boy associate "Uncle Paulie". Nives clientele included some of the US Governments highest ranking officials including members of the White House! Listen as she talks about her former life and clients, including her description of Donald Trumps ideal female.
Nov 19, 2020
Ep: 80 Prison Break: Chasing Freedom
In this special episode of Gangster Chronicles we have the first ever person to escape a maximum security prison not once, but twice Quawntay "Bosco" Adams. From 11 year old drug dealer to a man facing life behind the walls, listen to one man's incredible journey and you will see why some of the world's most brilliant people are on the other side of the law. To order his book "Chasin' Freedom" visit MAKE SURE YOU SUBSCRIBE, RATE AND LEAVE A COMMENT SUBSCRIBE FOLLOW FOLLOW
Nov 16, 2020
EP 79: Brooklyn 2 Los Angeles w/ Doggie Diamonds
On this episode we have Brooklyn's Doggie Diamonds on the concrete couch. We discuss the rise of the Bloods and Crips in New York, his relationship with the late Notorious B.I.G. and Lil Kim, his run in with Tupac and why New Yorker's initially thought West Coast rappers were p-ssy. Tap in to hear this and more.
Nov 12, 2020
EP:78 Genesis: "The Birth of Bangin"
We have the founder of the Eiht Tray Crips Melvin Farmer and Compton original Blood Piru Ayatollah Marv in studio to break down the history of the Crips and Bloods. They go into detail about how the sets were birthed out the Black Panther movement, How Countelpro strategically killed the pro-black movement and how because of their young age they moved through the hood with impunity. Question of the week Did you vote, if you did, tell us who you voted for and why, and if you didn't vote tell us why? Shoot us your answers to our Instagram page. @Thegangsterchroniclespodcast We will send 10 people that respond some Gangster Chronicles merch. TAP IN Follow us on Instagram @Thegangsterchroniclespodcast Subscribe to our YouTube channel Subscribe to our website for free exclusive content not found anywhere else
Nov 05, 2020
Who Done It? Lead Homicide Det. Set's Biggie Murder Straight
In this brief Ep, Greg Kading, the lead detective in the Notorious B.I.G. murder investigation set's the record straight and gives the facts on who done it and has a message for those misleading the public.
Oct 30, 2020
Mobb Ties Ft, J.Prince
Awwww Yeah! We had a conversation with one of our homies that happens to be a major player, the man who put the G in "Gangster" J. Prince. We caught up with J rolling in his Rolls Royce through his native 5th Ward Houston, Tx and had the opportunity to chop up a few things. We talked about his brother, "Sir Rap-A-Lot" who's presently sitting on a 22 year bid and even touched on Birdman to find out if he ever cleared his delinquent payment. J even broke down what it means to get a courtesy call vs an official visit. We also discussed the opiate epidemic that has taken the country by storm and we ask when it became cool to be the fiend and not the dealer? This was not done in the studio, but we managed to get it done so you can hear the game that J. Prince gives on this episode. There are a few echo's here and there, and the sounds not perfect, but I'm sure that you will be inspired by this conversation. Press play and lets get into this G-Sh*t! By the way, make sure you keep it G and go out and vote, Real G's go to the polls! Make Sure You Subscribe To Gangster Chronicles Online Instagram Facebook YouTube Hit Our Merchandise Store
Oct 29, 2020
Killa Cali w/ Greg Kading
We sit down and conversate with former Los Angeles homicide detective and the author of Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations Greg Kading. We discuss the rash of murders through out the years in California, from the Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. homicides, to Nipsey Hussle and Pop Smoke. We also discuss the tools that law enforcement utilizes to solve cases from paid informants to geo-fencing with cell phones and why the majority of murders are behind jealousy, revenge and woman, Gangster Chronicles Social Media and Merchandise Follow Gangster Chronicles on Instagram Follow Gangster Chronicles on Facebook To order Gangster Chronicles merchandise visit Gangster Chronicles video snippets
Oct 22, 2020
MC Eiht addresses a rumor and a real Chi-Town G checks in with Eiht to further expose the lie.
Oct 19, 2020
The City Of Dope Ft. Too Short
In the season premiere of "The Gangster Chronicles" we sit down with the legendary Too Short. We discuss how the lucrative late eighties crack trade financed his music career and his brief time as a pimp. Too Short also shares a funny story with us about the last time he snorted cocaine and much more. Official Gangster Chronicles merchandise click here FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: Twitter: Facebook:
Oct 15, 2020
The South Central Cartel Episode
Tonight we have legendary gangster rap group South Central Cartel in the building, They discuss the Mobb Deep controversy and much much more. See for privacy information.
Sep 07, 2020
Election Season Pt 2 U-God
In the second of a 2 part series about politics we check in Wu Tang Clan's U-God to hear his thoughts on this upcoming election. See for privacy information.
Aug 24, 2020
Election Season Pt 1
In this 2 part series we cover the importance of the local elections . We have Priscilla Lenares that's running for City Council and political activist Choo Choo on the show to discuss whats going on in the inland empire. See for privacy information.
Aug 24, 2020
Rags 2 Riches
On this episode we check in with Mack 10 for a brief convo and talk about the importance of managing money in the hood.
Aug 03, 2020
EP 68: Heroin Inheritance w Cavario Hunter
On this episode we have author, former owner of Don Diva magazine, and D-Boy Cavario Hunter. We discuss his life as a third generation dealer, the books he's published and much more. We would like to officially welcome him to the show as a full time contributor. Grab the best earbuds in the market, RAYCON! Save 15% by using our special code See for privacy information.
Jul 27, 2020
EP | 67 Cocaine Economics w/ Al Profit
On this episode we sit down with American Dopes Al Profit. We discuss the eighties influx of coke that impacted the drugs value on the streets and the American welfare state. See for privacy information.
Jul 19, 2020
Ghost : "An Inside Job"
We had an opportunity to speak with DJ Verrett AKA "Ghost". On February 6, 1990 Ghost was arrested on drug charges at the age of 19, and was sentenced to 19 ½ years of imprisonment. After serving 16 years 10 months and 3 days in some of America’s most notorious federal prisons DJ Verrett was released on November 1, 2006. The day he was released DJ Verrett made the decision to change everything about him. He immediately began to give back to the community by volunteering his time with an organization called “GETTING OUT BY GOING IN” (G.O.G.I) and through this program; he began to work with “At-Risk Youth and Adults” to encourage and influence them not to make the same poor life choices he had made. To order Ghost's book "An Inside Job" Click Here See for privacy information.
Jul 10, 2020
Paperwork | Ori Spado's Revenge
We have Ori Spado in studio today discussing his long term beef with Mobster Michael Franzese. Check out "Animal Instincts" written by "Award Winning" Author SL Jackson. Get your copy of "Animal Instincts" at See for privacy information.
Jul 04, 2020
From Trapping and Prison to YouTube Millions
We have Slim and Mr. Organik in studio where we discuss Slim's time in prison and Mr. Organik's old days in the drug trade and how they took a gamble and headed west to build one of the biggest YouTube channels "Tall Guy Car Reviews" and "Top of The Mook Podcast" . Support Our Sponsors To our true fans, we don't use Patreon, or hit our fans up for money. If you appreciate the show, we ask that you support our sponsors Make sure you support our sponsor Raycon Earbuds and save some serious dough by visitinghttp://www.BUYRAYCON/TGC101 Keep your Balls on point with Manscaped. For a limited time, subscribers get not one… but TWO FREE GIFTS — the Shed Travel bag ($39 value add) and the patented high-performance anti-chafing Manscaped Boxer Briefs ● This is the perfect package for your perfect package ● Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code TGC101 at Purchase TGC Merch See for privacy information.
Jun 26, 2020
From Raised Fist To Rags w/ Nino Cappucino
On this episode we discuss how the pro-black movement spawned gangs and much more with the return of friend of the show Nino Cappucino, See for privacy information.
Jun 19, 2020
TGC Presents"The Foundation" w Ray Benzino & Jo Jo Capone
On this pilot EP of "The Foundation" James McDonald, Bigg Steele, JoJo Capone & Ray Benzino discuss the current climate, The temperature of Death Row @ The Source Awards and much more. Save 15% on Raycon Earbuds by visiting See for privacy information.
Jun 13, 2020
The Trick Bag-Probation
On this EP we discuss the trick bag known as probation then we sit in with LA's greatest hustler TY and listen to how he went from a lifestyle of fast money to the State Pen in the blink of an eye! Tonight, Friday 6/12/20 @ 7PM we are dropping a bonus EP with our Chicago homeboy Chi-Town's JoJo Capone & Boston's Ray Benzino for some serious convo. GET 15% OFF RAYCON EARBUDS http://www.BUYRAYCON.COM/TGC101 BEST EARBUDS PERIOD! See for privacy information.
Jun 12, 2020
A Young G's Perspective w/Fat boy SSE
On this episode we sit down with the young homie Fat Boy SSE to get a different perspective on these times that we live in. See for privacy information.
Jun 06, 2020
City Under Siege plus Reggie checks in
Another man dead at the hands of law enforcement. James and Steele discuss the facts and discuss what needs to happen, Our brother Reggie Wright Jr. also checks in with some good news. See for privacy information.
May 29, 2020
Mouse Trap For A Rat
In this episode TGC is joined by the new podcast 'On The Line". They discuss the snitching.epidemic and other hot topics. See for privacy information.
May 21, 2020
What is snitching? w/ Glasses Malone (Bonus EP)
On this bonus EP we sat down with rapper Glasses Malone to discuss snitching. Press play and enjoy.
May 14, 2020
Prison Is Big Business
On this episode of TGC we touch on Matthew Charles who was released from prison, only to be sent back, The billion dollar prison industry and much more! Sign up for our premium YouTube channel for the secret TGC episodes and much more byclicking here Purchase TGC merch right here Make sure you get your pair of Raycon earbuds at a 15% discount by visiting See for privacy information.
May 05, 2020
The Warren G Episode
In this episode we had the opportunity to sit down with the legendary Warren G. We discussed his past and his present, as well as his new BBQ business. This is one for the ages. Due to CV19 we haven't been in studio, so the sound is not the best but just know we are doing what we have to do to provide you with this content that we hope you enjoy. For exclusive episodes of The Gangster Chronicles and other shows not found anywhere else join our premium YouTube channel by clicking here TGC is sponsor supported and the biggest way you can help the show and yourself is by supporting our sponsors. Our friend Ray Jhas a company he co-foundedRaycon that makes really dope earbuds. The quality is better than beats and they are a fraction of the cost. Visit our link to save an additional 15% on the already low price See for privacy information.
Apr 28, 2020
FACE OFF: "The Gene Deal Episode"
James and Gene Deal have a conversation for the ages. They address everything from Reggie Wright Jr. to the Biggie Smalls murder. You don't want to miss. To save 15% on Raycon Earbuds visit These are the best earbuds on the market. If you want to support the show AND step your earbud game up, HIT THE LINK NOW! See for privacy information.
Apr 22, 2020
The Jo Jo Capone Episode
Today we had the pleasure of chopping it up with Chi-Raq's Jo Jo Capone. James and Jo Jo discussed his upbringing in the system, his rise in the street ranks and much more. They also have a long discussion about the legendary Dr. Sebi as Jo Jo recounts him curing a man of cancer and paralysis. It get's deep! We apologize for not dropping in a while but it's real out here. James lost his cousin to this virus, so we are staying as safe as we can. We will be dropping content a few times a week to make up for the lapse. In the meantime make sure to check in with us on Instagram @thegangsterchroniclespodcast Much Love & Stay Safe! Specials. The biggest way to support the show is by showing love to our sponsors. We only advertise brands personally use, so show them some love and take advantage of the savings. Ray J makes some dope earbuds. They are way better than the overpriced beats and comfortable and way less expensive. Save 15% on Raycom earbuds by clicking this link. The bass is slapping! KEEPS can prevent hair loss... If your Dad's hairline has went George Jefferson, more than likely it's gonna happen to you, but you can prevent it. Hit the link to get a month free See for privacy information.
Apr 12, 2020
What's A Telephone Bill?: Reggie Check's In
We are out of the studio this week due to the quarantine, but never fear, we have a convo between Reggie & Alex to hold you down and a double header coming next week. The 2 discuss James response to Reggie's comments on Bomb 1st and touch on some other subjects. These are crazy times, stay safe and look out for you and your family. God Bless! See for privacy information.
Mar 19, 2020
American Dreams & Nightmares
In this special episode James and Alex address TGC member Reggie's recent comments and other events going on in the world ....Stay safe out there! See for privacy information.
Mar 13, 2020
A Dead Man's Pockets
On this episode of TGC, Big James and Alex talk about what could have happened had Suge And Puffy actually worked together, Eric Holders trial and the cop in Atlanta who was busted taking money out a dead mans pocket. We can't make this shit up..Press Play For the homie's out there starting to lose hair, we have a special offer. We have linked up with our folks at KEEPS . No Dr's visits, pick your plan and get it delivered, it's that simple! KEEPS is 50% less than what you would pay at your local pharmacy and has clinically-proven treatment plans made just for you. Stop your hair loss now! There is no excuses because we are hooking you up with the 1st month for free! To get hooked up visit Take action right now! See for privacy information.
Mar 06, 2020
Life: The JJ Fomby Jr. Story
On this episode of TGC, Alex & James sit down with Long Beach, California's JJ Fomby Jr who has walked almost every prison yard in California. They discuss his past life, how he beat a life sentence and the positive moves that he's making in the free world! We have a special offer in conjunction with our folks at KEEPS.. For the homie's out there that are starting to experience losing their hair, there's no cure for baldness, but you can prevent hair loss from happening in the first place. The earlier you take action, the more hair you'll keep. For our folks down with TGC, we are going to hook you up with your 1st month of KEEPS free! Visit to subscribe to KEEPS and get your first month on the house. Pick the plan that's right for you, get it delivered and keep your hair! See for privacy information.
Feb 28, 2020
Believe Then You Can Achieve
In this episode of TGC we have 2 young entrepreneurs in the studio, Harry Jackson, CEO of Jackson Family Human Services where they have a program that help's so called "hard to manage" children and RC Osborne who went from possibly becoming a career criminal and convict to earning a Masters degree and becoming a Professor. We want to start spotlighting those who have made positive changes in their lives. If you have a story that you want to share, please email us at See for privacy information.
Feb 21, 2020
"Murder Rap" The Greg Kading Episode
TGC has Detective Greg Kading in studio where we discuss the Tupac and Biggie homicides and much more. We also get a call in from Reggie Wright. See for privacy information.
Feb 14, 2020
21 Questions
On this episode James and Alex get into some of the questions that you, the listeners have been asking. James discusses him and Vlad's recent interview and much much more. Make sure you reach out to James because he lost his aunt the day of the show and still showed up to record this for you, so please let him know how much we appreciate him! See for privacy information.
Feb 07, 2020
"Straight Up Menace" The MC EIHT Episode
On this episode we have legendary Compton rapper MC EIHT in the studio and we discuss everything from rap beef to fatherhood, and everything in between. He also discusses his new show coming on Digital Soapbox, "Stash Spot Radio" Press play and enjoy! See for privacy information.
Jan 30, 2020
After The Laughter
On this episode of TGC we discuss gang leader Cleamon Johnson defending himself in court. Marijuana and fertility, former Sheriff Lee Baca's bail being denied and we get a phone call from TGC co-host Reggie Wright Jr. from Atwater Penitentiary on one of course. CHECK THIS OUT Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel Digital Soapbox Network and follow us on Instagram @Thegangsterchroniclespodcast We are inviting 3 lucky people to come hang out with us at a live taping of the show. The rules are simple:1. Download the Himalaya podcast app and follow The Gangster Chronicles 2. Screenshot the TGC page on the app and tag our Instagram page leaving the following hashtag#HimalayaTGC. This first contest is open to So Cal residents only. We have a National contest coming soon. Click to download the Himalaya app See for privacy information.
Jan 23, 2020
The Adam 22 Episode
TGC sits down with No Jumper's Adam 22. Press play to hear some epic conversation as they discusses everything from Adam getting jumped by rapper Russ's goons to dealing with Dame Dash. See for privacy information.
Jan 17, 2020
Back like we never left
Fresh off vacation, We conduct some fact checks then discuss disciplining kids back in the day vs today, as James recounts the child abuse he encountered as a child. We then speak on how the commercialization of gangsterism is leading this generation astray and answer some questions from the audience. We are going to try to answer questions every episode, the best way to contact us with your questions is to shoot us an email @ To write Reggie Reginald Wright Jr. 75095112 USP Atwater Federal Correctional Institute Satellite Camp Atwater, CA 95301 Be sure to follow us on social media: Facebook:The Gangster Chronicles Instagram The Gangster Chronicles Podcast And visit the YouTube channel Digital Soapbox Network Support the show. See for privacy information.
Jan 08, 2020
Peace Treaty
In this special episode, TGC has Lil Doc from EC 6-9 & Porky & Smokey from Kitchen Crip in to discuss the peace treaty and the impact it has had on the community. We will be returning January, 8th 2020 bigger & better! We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Support the show. See for privacy information.
Dec 25, 2019
Criminology 101 W Criminal Lawyer Lauren Noriega
TGC has Criminal Attorney Lauren Noriega, The LA based Attorney drops some valuable knowledge and insight so pay close attention. Show her some love on IG @nori_thenightmare For case quotes hit her up 213-703-0004 & tell her TGC sent you. TGC WORLD Hit us up for those TGC T-Shirts Check live clips of the show and subscribe to our YouTube Support the show. See for privacy information.
Dec 19, 2019
NWA-Not Without Alonzo
On this episode of T.G.C, we step into the world of music, Gangster Rap to be specific and sit down with West Coast pioneer Alonzo Williams. He talks about discovering Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella and hooking Eazy E up with Jerry Heller. He also talks about how the crack epidemic forever changed the face of music. This is definitely one for the culture. Support this episodes sponsor A special thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: Support T.G.C Sign up for our YouTube Channel: Buy T.G.C. Merchandise Support the show. See for privacy information.
Dec 12, 2019
Gangsterism 101: The Nino Episode
Reggie Wright Jr. Checks in from the Feds and we have Watts, CA street legend Nino Cappuccino in studio for an exclusive interview where he breaks down the 90's peace treaty,his time with Deathrow Records, the penitentiary Blood module in the 80's and what being a true G means, This is one you don't want to miss!  View live clips of The Gangster Chronicles Support the show. See for privacy information.
Dec 05, 2019
The Thanksgiving Episode
Note-The 1st 4 minutes of the show was clipped. It was just the usual intro, so don't panic. On this episode we talk about lost loved one's from holidays past,  the number of police who have been getting busted beating civilians, The justice system, and James answers if he had beef with 2pac for the last and final time. Make sure to go order that TGC T-Shirts for the holidays. Enter the code HOLIDAY20 for our Black Friday special Support the show. See for privacy information.
Nov 28, 2019
Who Raised You?: The TK Kirkland Episode
Friend of the show TK Kirkland stops through TGC to discuss everything from Colin Kaepernick's and Black history, to dealing with woman when your locked up, this episode is definitely game orientated. Press play and leave a comment. Make sure you check out TK Kirkland's Podcast on Loud Speaker's Network. Also, go get that new Gangster Chronicle merchandise. Enter the code 310562 to save 10% Support the show. See for privacy information.
Nov 21, 2019
Quadruple OG: The Ori Spado Story
In this episode we have Colombo Crime family associate Ori Spado in studio. He takes us on his journey from the 60's to present. He discusses his inspiration for writing his book "The Accidental Gangster", his time in prison, how he almost got wacked by his boss behind a lie. He then tell's us why Haitian Jack is a bum and fake gangster in his eyes, how the feds operate, his trial and much more! There is a lot of history in this episode, and some of you youngsters may not recognize all the names, but listen to the whole thing, there are a lot of jewels being dropped. Be sure to hit the link in the first paragraph to order the book. Support the show. See for privacy information.
Nov 14, 2019
"Sherm Sticks 2 Bank Licks": The Antonio Vaughn Story
In this episode of TGC, The homie Reggie Wright checks in and delivers a few messages to some lames, we then chronicle the story of Antonio Vaughn AKA Junior from Compton's Tree Top Piru. He tells the story of how he went from selling sticks to hitting bank licks and how that ultimately led to him spending all his 20's in the penitentiary. Press play to hear this explosive episode. Support the show. See for privacy information.
Nov 07, 2019
On My Momma! The K-Toe Episode
On tonight's show, the homie K-Toe from Smoke-A-Lot Radio checks in as they discuss being shot, the feeling you get right before you hit lock up and when Reggie converted to the "dark side". This is a deep episode, press play and enjoy! Support the show. See for privacy information.
Oct 31, 2019
Rolling Wit Reggie
In Reggie's last episode with the boys before he goes on vacation for a few months, they discuss gangs within the police department, how Suge is on a push to try to get what's his back, and Reggie tells you the real on Ray J. Press play, pour a drink and enjoy the show. Support the show. See for privacy information.
Oct 24, 2019
Pin the tail on the donkey
The fellas address a clout chaser, talk about Tekashi 69's new deal, Harry O's latest news then discuss if Reggie & James will ever sit down with Suge and much more. Warning: Reggie is on one this episode! Make sure you grab your tickets to next Weds live show to see Reggie live before he goes on vacation. Tickets are 20 bucks go  to purchase yours today! We will not be selling tickets at the door! Support the show. See for privacy information.
Oct 17, 2019
All falls down!
On this episode of TGC, The guys speak on the Joshua Brown murder, the LA gang peace talks and some Big Suge rumors. Big James also breaks down why we are falling apart as as a society and he talks about former Death Row Attorney David Kenner. Make sure you come out and support TGC's first live appearance. Visit to see Reggie before he goes on vacation for 8 months. The ticket price is $20!!!! This price includes the show, the Q&A and other special events Support the show. See for privacy information.
Oct 10, 2019
The Perfect Storm
In this episode, Big James introduces the world to his late brother Big Buntry's son, Ace, They also touch on the Dallas police shooting case and the verdict (that launches a argument between Reggie, James & Spider Loc), and the lack of gang structure. Support the show. See for privacy information.
Oct 03, 2019
Shut Up Ft. Spider Loc
In this episode of The Gangster Chronicles we have special guest Spider Loc in the house and Big James has some words for Daz Dillinger. The Gangster Chronicles Live is going down October 23rd check our website out this Friday for ticket info Support the show. See for privacy information.
Sep 26, 2019
The Tekashi 6ix9ine Episode: A Snitch Is A Snitch
TGC breaks down Tekashi 69's trial and other famous people that like to tell. FYI, Our engineer clipped the first 10 seconds of audio, so your not tripping lol Support the show. See for privacy information.
Sep 19, 2019
Get out your feelings
Tonight, TGC gets into the lil Boosie situation and breaks down the real on situations recently spoke on by Snoop Dogg. Lets go! Support the show. See for privacy information.
Sep 12, 2019
The Mind Of Malone Part 2: Dipped Cigarettes, Bullies & Police
The fellas have rapper Glasses Malone in studio again where they touch on a certain neighborhood recipe, how the hood handles bullies and scandalous police. Support the show. See for privacy information.
Sep 05, 2019
The Mind Of Malone Part 1
The crew chops it up with rapper Glasses Malone and of course discusses his controversial record "Tupac Must Die". James & Reggie then goes into great detail about the fight that happened in the Lakewood mall between Orlando & Trayvon and the aftermath. Support the show. See for privacy information.
Aug 29, 2019
I Can't Breath
Once again, its another episode of T.G.C. Tonight the fellas discuss old rappers, police brutality, as well as answer questions from our online community. In regard to questions. We try to answer everyone's questions but only have so much time. don't worry, we will eventually get to them. Support the show. See for privacy information.
Aug 22, 2019
The Return Of Big James and Simon Says
For the first time in a few weeks, James is back in studio. We also have a few words from Mr. Suge Knight himself to set the record straight on Tupac & Death Row. The Gangster Chronicles first live show is September 26th in Los Angeles, CA. The location will be announced next episode. Tickets go on sale next week at: Support the show. See for privacy information.
Aug 15, 2019
The Bay To LA
While Mob James is on flight from Australia to LA, Reggie and ALex chop it up with YuKMouth Support the show. See for privacy information.
Aug 08, 2019
Phone Check
James checks in with the show from Australia and talks about the love he's getting in the land down under, The fellas discuss the use of the N word, did the Realest ever drop lyrics on any Pac tracks? Listen to this episode to find out. Coming Soon The Gangster Chronicles TV Exclusively on Facebook. Please like The Gangster Chronicles Facebook page to see their new show coming soon to Facebook. Lets get them to 10k likes so tell a friend to tell a friend. The Gangster Chronicle's Live If you want to see the fellas live in your city, drop a comment on The Gangster Chronicles Facebook or Instagram page to let us know. The first live date info is coming soon. Support the show. See for privacy information.
Aug 01, 2019
The crew discusses how Lil 1/2 dead wound up being accused as Pac's shooter, Reggie addresses how the BS in the rumor mill has impacted him, Kevin Gaines and the fellas have a heated discussion on changing the perception of gangs. Press play and enjoy. Make sure you hit our Facebook page up and like If we can get the page up to 10,000 likes we will drop a new video show on Facebook. Lets get it popping. Thanks for your support! Support the show. See for privacy information.
Jul 25, 2019
The Next Episode
The crew discusses last weeks interview with friend of the show, DJ Vlad, Alex's issues and media ethics. They also discuss Eric Holders case,Is Keefe D a snitch? and other news burning up the streets. We want to thank YOU, the folks that tune in to the show every week. We are now one of the top podcast in the world and have some real special things in store for you all real soon. Keep on rocking with us, its only go get better. Make sure you visit our website, Support the show. See for privacy information.
Jul 18, 2019
The "Vlad TV" Episode
The crew has Vlad from the popular series "Vlad TV" in studio. They discuss Vlad's thoughts on his shows line of questioning, his Keefe D interview, his shows immense popularity and find out what Vlad truly thinks of him and Charlamagne Tha God's beef. They also go into detail about Eric Holder's trial and how the defense may find a big hole in the case.  Want to support the show? Go register @ the official website You can sign up for the guys Patreon page on the site. Becoming a Patreon gives you access to a secret page on the site that launches in 2 more weeks. Also, By registering on the site you also become a member of the TGC community and can talk to the TGC crew directly and get first access to a bunch of exclusive content. Go register now and thanks for the support! Support the show. See for privacy information.
Jul 11, 2019
The Pinocchio Theory
The fellas discuss Reggie's ongoing beef, Who knocked Suge out? and other things happening in the concrete jungle. Have a happy and safe 4th...don't drink and drive and enjoy the day!  Press play and we will see you next week. Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the show and tell a friend, Support the show. See for privacy information.
Jul 04, 2019
The "Chico Brown" Episode
On this episode, the crew interviews community activist Chico Brown. Brown, a former gangster and drug dealer speaks about his transformation, from his drug dealing days w/ "Freeway Rick Ross" to forming a production company with the help of the late great Penny Marshall. Chico Brown has an incredible story that you have to hear. Now an important message Please rate and subscribe to "The Gangster Chronicles" on iTunes or your favorite platform and lets push this important content to the top of the charts. All forms of support for this amazing content is truly appreciated. The Gangster Chronicles Live coming soon! Support the show. See for privacy information.
Jun 27, 2019
OJ Simpson
On this episode the fellas discuss life sentencing, the legend of OG Smiley, The Big Caz fiasco and the return of #OJSimpson.Subscribe, rate and leave a comment. Make sure you sign up for our Patreon page, we have exclusive content dropping soon the you don't want to miss..and be on the lookout for "Gangster Chronicles Live" coming to a hood near you! Support the show. See for privacy information.
Jun 20, 2019
White Lightning Sticks
Once again, The crew Alex Alonso, Reggie Wright Jr. and Big James McDonald are back to educate and inform. On this episode they briefly discuss #thecentralpark5, the elections in the city of Compton, Keefe D and James tell's a sherm story that will trip you out! If you enjoy the show and appreciate what the fellas do, support their Patreon page below. The want to start filming special episodes once a month, and with your support, we can make that happen!  Subscribe to the show and tell a friend. Lets keep this train moving! Support the show. See for privacy information.
Jun 13, 2019
When They See Us Part 2
In Part 2 of this episode, the crew talks about the Crip's possibly copyrighting the name and other tidbits. Support the show. See for privacy information.
Jun 06, 2019
When They See Us Part 1
On this 2 part episode the crew discusses the Netflix docu-series #WhenTheySeeUs" and talks about Police coercion, intimidation and interrogation. Make sure you listen to part 2.  Subscribe and Rate the show and spread the word! Support the show. See for privacy information.
Jun 06, 2019
Public Enemy Ft. Spider Loc
The crew is joined by the infamous Spider Loc.The discuss Snoops murder trial, The NY NY video getting shot up and much more. Support the show. See for privacy information.
May 30, 2019
The G Code Part 2
Part 2 of this special 2 part episode. The Fellas discuss the East Coast and F-13 beef and its origins among other things. Make sure you subscribe and rate the podcast, also support the fellas Patreon page so they can keep the show going. Support the show. See for privacy information.
May 23, 2019
The G Code Part 1
In part 1 of 2 Alex, Reggie & James give you the run down on what's fact and what's fiction. Reggie addresses the Caz situation, and much more. Make sure you go support the guys Patreon page! Support the show. See for privacy information.
May 23, 2019
The crew discuss the early beef between the Crips and Bloods, James speaks on childhood beef with Santana Block and how they were a force to be reckoned with, The Club El Rey incident and they attempt to answer if the police would use less deadly force if people simply complied. Support the show. See for privacy information.
May 16, 2019
Tales From The Hood
On this episode, The Crew talks about Sam Sneed's stint on Death Row, Tupac's affiliation and review Keffe D's new book. Make sure you subscribe and rate the show! Go purchase the new Mob James T-Shirt at Support the show. See for privacy information.
May 09, 2019
What More Can You Take?
On this emotional episode of The Gangster Chronicles, James, Reggie and Alex discuss those that were murdered during their time at Death Row Records, The Los Angeles Rebellion and the aftermath. Did things change after the riot?, What do you think? Hit us up on Instagram @gangsterchronicles to let us know what's on your mind. Support the show. See for privacy information.
May 02, 2019
That Gangster Has A Badge
James and Reggie answer a few Death Row questions, Alex and the crew discuss crooked Lee Baca going to prison, and Nipsey's homeboy getting justice. Subscribe, Rate & Share... RIP To Those That Have Fallin.Let's End The Cycle! Support the show. See for privacy information.
Apr 25, 2019
To Serve & Protect...
Mob James and Reggie Wright welcome the newest member of The Gangster Chronicles team, Well respected sociologist Alex Alonso. On this episode the crew gives a comparison of a younger Nipsey Hussle at 25 to Tupac at 25, the relationship between the gang community and the police, the "GRIP" program. (Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership) as well as the possibility of a gang truce, and what it would take to make it work. Rate, Subscribe, Comment & Share! " R.I.P. to all the fallen Soldiers, lets end the cycle of senseless violence" Support the show. See for privacy information.
Apr 18, 2019
It's A Blessing To Have Strong Enemies Ft Boskoe100
Reggie and James breakdown the Nipsey Hussle murder and are visited by Boskoe100 to figure out a solution to the poison that's destroying our future.   Support the show. See for privacy information.
Apr 04, 2019
2 Live & Die In LA
In the pilot episode of "The Gangster Chronicles" Reggie Wright Jr., "Mob" James McDonald and Steele break down the names mentioned in "2 Live & Die in LA", The Ruthless Records takeover, Puffy's role in the chaos surrounding death row and much much more. Make sure you follow the show on instagram Support the show. See for privacy information.
Mar 29, 2019