JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Big Tray Deee and Anthony Barrow, author of Los Angeles Tymez: Urban Tales (Ave Money Publishing)
“Los Angeles Tymez” features three tall tales of urban grit that mix sex, drugs and game like a Molotov cocktail.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Los Angeles Tymez: Urban Tales”?
Big Tray Deee: I wanted to challenge my creative writing ability. Being a strong, solid male figure, I decided to step outside of myself and into the mental and emotional realm of what I imagined to be that of an everyday female stripper.
JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Big Tray Deee / Anthony Barrow, author of Streetz Gon’ Cry
from author Big Tray Dee:
Streetz Gon’ Cry is a fictional, yet realistic depiction of the life of a gangster/hustler in the unforgiving zone of West South Central Los Angeles. After pulling a stretch in California’s most violet Level 4 prison, Pelican Bay, the main character, Carter, paroles back to his hood. He realizes several of his once most trusted and respected homeboys have placed their desires for personal gain above the solidarity and structure of the gang.
During his mission to place things back in order, he recognizes a way that he can also usurp control of the influx of cocaine infesting his territory from across the border. This execution quickly ignites conflict with not only his rival turf and the local competition, but the ruthless Mexican Mafia itself.
In the midst of the chaos and carnage, Carter, remains convicted to guide his little brother, Johnté, away from this deadly lifestyle and down a more promising path. His ultimate aim is to eventually, somehow make the game make sense.
from author Anthony Barrow:
Streetz Gon’ Cry is also a story that reflects on a mother’s pain and two sons coming of age. One brother struggles to escape the inevitable of California-living and what it’s known for. He strives to sustain his dreams and dodge his nightmares. His sibling is paroled back into society after serving a ten year bid. Upon his release he is faced with the vicious streets of Los Angeles, where the gang that he represented with pride and honor has evaporated, and the loyalty has been corrupted with greed, deceit and betrayal.
Streetz Gon’ Cry addresses real issues that are prevalent in today’s society. My co-author and I managed to join the story into a fictional fabric This is a story of two rival gangs feuding for revenge with a Mexican cartel attempting to capitalize on their war, with attempts to take over a whole district that’s ran and controlled by the two; which puts Los Angeles and the surrounding cities in a volcanic state.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Streetz Gon’ Cry?