Gangster’s Paradise: Radio Interview

PRI’s “The World” interviewed me recently about the Gangster’s Paradise story I wrote for Spin. Kudos to their editors and producers for turning the rambling gibberish I was spewing during the interview into something coherent. Below is a link to a stream of the show. If you’d like to skip past all the inconsequential fluff about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visiting Lebanon and how the dismantling of the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy will affect active-duty personnel in Afghanistan, the good bits with me start about 9 minutes from the end of the show.

PRI’s “The World”: October 13th, 2010

Gangster’s Paradise

The arrest this summer of elusive alleged drug kingpin–and Jamaican folk hero–Christopher “Dudus” Coke served as a dramatic reminder that when it comes to partying at the crossroads between organized crime and pop music, rap’s got nothing on dancehall.

Spin Magazine, October 2010 [Excerpt]

Spin Magazine, October 2010 [Digital Reader]