Ex-Gangsta Curtis Snow writes a book
Curtis Snow is dope boy and stick up kid trying to go straight after years of being locked up and losing loved ones. His story is interesting and his popularity from the docu-drama / reality film Snow on Tha Bluff (in which you can see a mix of supposed real footage vs. reenactments) gave him enough press to push a new autobiography. The book is entitled My Name is Curtis and I’m a G and VICE.com posted up a cool write-up on him as well, here’s an excerpt:
His life hit a fork in the road when in one week: his brother was murdered, his mom died from a brain aneurysm the day of his brother’s funeral, his father died of an aneurysm a few days later, and a cousin he was close with died in a shooting.
Later on in the book, Curtis talks about the lessons he learned and how he’s making the transition from the illegal life to the legal. “I don’t fuck around in the streets no more like that,” he told me. “I’m goin’ on a new road, determined to go legit. I got much more to lose now than I did a couple years ago.”
I believe he has the brain of an artist, and if he gets free of his past he can do anything he puts his mind to. I know that’s easier said than done, though. Unfortunately, he is having legal trouble (which can’t be discussed) as I write this, and I can only pray that he makes it through. Probation is a motherfucker—at a time when Curtis could be making moves and furthering his career, he has a PO watching his every move and micromanaging his life. Time will tell if he can get out of the box he’s in.
Here’s more info on the book:
The amazing autobiography from the star of acclaimed film “Snow On Da Bluff” – Curtis Snow Some of the most street riveting stories from Atlanta’s worst hood! all told in his voice! A small excerpt – My name is Curtis Edward Snow, and I’m a G. I been one since before I gotdamn learned the alphabet, for real, for real. Say my name anywhere on the West Side of Atlanta, they’ll tell you. The Bluff, Vine City, these streets raised me. But I been a G way before I hopped off the porch and hit the corner. I was born like this.