Friday, October 28, 2005

The Mob$tyle Case



A few years ago a movie called "Paid In Full" was released and is pretty fuckin' crazy......
But not as crazy as the real story that the movie was based on.



I didn't know a great deal about these guys until I bought a dvd called "Mob$tyle - Now & Then / Game Over" a while ago. Back in the early '80's in Harlem, Hip Hop was all about rocking parties and battleing skills on the mic, concrete, decks and trains but there were 3 guys that went through one of the most hardcore stories I've ever heard in Hip Hop. The 3 guys were Rich Porter, Azie (Also spelt A.Z.) and Alpo.


AZIE - ALPO- RICH

Rich grew up packing bags at the super market and selling newspapers before he realized that selling weed was where the cash was. He then moved up to selling coke where he used to slang with a guy named LA. They knew Azie from around the neighbohood who was also a bag packer before getting a job as a tailors assistant. Sick of being broke Azie decided to get in the drug game himself and started buying coke off of Rich and LA. Azie would then break it down into a cheap 10 pack deal and sell them off in his territory. After Azie kept coming back to Rich for more, Rich started wondering how he was slanging so much coke. After Azie told him about his scam Rich and LA started doing the same in their territory although LA was murdered shortly after and Rich and Azie joined forces and pretty much took over Harlem along with Alpo.

Back in 1981 Rich was packin' beepers and cell phones and bought his first car before he was 16 years old, a brand new BMW and at 16 years old Rich, Azie and Alpo would be driving around in brand new cars every few weeks like BM's, Merc's, Saab's and Porsche's. There is even footage on the DVD of the owner of the Porsche dealership in New York talking about how he remembers Azie coming in all the time with a bag of money ordering in brand new cars that weren't even in the country yet and letting him keep the change.

On August 20th 1987,Two men named Henry Bold and Ronald Timmons ran up the stair case of an appartment block in the Bronx where Azie was living on what they thought was a get rich quick scam. They kicked in the door and shot three people in the back of the head execution style killing them instantly, they shot three others including Azie who was shot in the head twice, the neck, shoulder, hand and three times in the leg breaking three seperate bones. Azie lost his sense of smell but not his life and he found God. He changed his name to AZX and stopped slangin'. The two men were caught and charged and sentenced to 112 years to life in prison. The incident and the court case were all over the news with footage of the news reports on the DVD.




On the morning of December 5th 1989 Rich's 12 year old brother Donnell Porter left for school as he did every other morning although later that night when he didn't return his mother and sister Patricia started worrying. They then received a phone call from someone claiming they had Donnell and would kill him if they did not get $500,000. They received several phone calls that night from the kidnappers trying to work out how they would get the money and threatening them not to go to the police. Rich claimed he could not get his hands on the cash as all his money was tied up. Frustrated on not getting the cash, the kidnappers called Rich and told him to go to the bathroom of the McDonald's on the corner of 125th and Broadway and look under the sink. Rich went there and found an envelope containing one of his younger brother Donnell's fingers and a video tape containing footage of Donnell begging Rich to give them the cash and crying over the loss of his finger.

Scared that her brother would be killed Rich's little sister Patricia dressed as a boy (worried the house was being watched) and went to the cops where things went from bad to worse. The cops told the Porters not to answer any more calls until they could get a tracer on the phone. Obviously when the Porters stopped answering the calls the kidnappers knew what was going on and stopped calling. On the 10th of December the Porters got a letter stating that Donnell needed medical attention and the last chance they would have to get him back would be to go to a pay phone and wait for a call, the call never came.

On the night of January 3rd 1990 a couple of Bronx police officers knocked on the Porters door and told Mrs Porter that her son had been found dead, as she started crying and screaming out Donnell's name the cops questioned why she was screaming "Donnell" and asked her if she had a son named Richard? Rich was found murdered from a close range shot.

On January 28th the cops returned to the house and told the Porters that they had found the body of a 12 year old boy they thought was Donnell. After viewing the body he was indentified as being Donnell Porter.





The fucked part about this whole story is that Rich was actually killed by his boy Alpo for no other reason than greed. Alpo descrived killing Rich as the one thing he would change if he could via an interview from prison where he still is today. Locked up for unrelated murders, he confessed to the murder of Rich to a reporter for F.E.D.S. Hip Hop magazine while serving his time. The man responsible for kidnapping Donnell was his own uncle Johnny for the same reason, greed.



Although this article was only mentioning Rich, Azie and Alpo there are plenty of other members of Mob$tyle like Whip Wop, Pretty Tone, Mr Nice, Fossil, D Mac, The Silent Hitman, "O" Double and Gangster Lou who have a heap of their own stories to tell, the DVD only scratches the surface of them.

The only releases I know of are:

Mob$tyle - The Good The Bad And The Ugly (1990)
AZ - Street Wise (1991)
Mob$tyle - Game Of Death (1992)
Silence 126 - Silence (1993)
Azie & Mob$tyle - Blood On My Money (2003)

The only albums I've heard are "Game of Death" which is Gangster Lou, Azie and Whip Wop and it is fuckin' incredible but unfortunately I can't rip tracks from wax to put an mp3 with this article and the other is "Blood On My Money" by Azie that I don't have.

54 comments:

TexasHeater said...

DAMN this is a good story. I got to check out this dvd u talking about.

Anonymous said...

Hell nawl this aint a good storie because all facts arent correct at all. For the record Rich is the one thatuse to but coke off of Azie because he was the one with the connect not the other way around if your gonna write the shit know what your talking about dumb ass

BULLANT said...

First up,Thanks for checking out the blog. As for what your saying, I admit I don't know mega about these guys as I wrote in the story, however it's you thats got this shit all wrong. Rich was slangin' when Az was still handing out receipts at the tailors, and he DID buy his shit off Rich and it was the fact that he was coming back so often that made him sweat Az on how he was selling so much.Az didn't make his connection until later when he was in an elevator at the right time.
Forget what I say,forget what you say,I'm pretty sure when Rich's sister Patricia Porter and Az were telling the story they knew the deal.
PEACE,BULLANT

Anonymous said...

i seen dat dvd too awesome movie.

illdriven said...

awesome post man!!!!

Anonymous said...

thx 4 the read.

pce.

Anonymous said...

yo post up those albums kid,,there classics

Anonymous said...

The guy who shot AZ was Henry Bolden not Henry Bold, just making the correction.

natalie said...

wow i can't believe what happened to the little boy..i remember growing up in harlem in those days..i was only 6 when he was killed but i can defintely remember the mcds where the envelope was found..it was like the main mcds in harlem at that time...i just finished watched paid in full...that movie was crazy.

Anonymous said...

This is so sad. I mean finding out this was a true story just tuggs at your heart. Our communities torn apart for nothing more than GREED!!!!! I can only pray for the families of everyone involved.

Anonymous said...

This is truely a touching story and my heart goes out to the porter family just to think about the pain donnell felt is just disgusting, what type of human being would kill like that, and the sad thing about it, is that is still going on till this day. My Jehovah God bless everyone

Anonymous said...

WOW..JUST WATCHED PAID IN FULL(E IM LATE)--I WANTED 2 NOW THE TRUH& UR BLOG DID JUST THAT!! THANX 4 DAT MAN!!

Anonymous said...

You know it's a damn shame how family can turn on you some years back I saw the uncle upstate in the jail and he look like he was right at home with no worry in the world I hope he rot in jail and alpo who are you to take somebody life over coke who are you not the judge cause he didn't tell you about the prices so you killed him and then came a snitch that why rich is laughing at you now az keep your head up I know you got a place for rich in your heart Harlem will never be the same without rich and darnel porter people do killing get to live but who they kill don't

Anonymous said...

I know how it feel to have people in your immediate circle plan and plot your demise. Some kids I had sleeping in my house because of my boyfriend Gee, that he brought clothes for, feed and took care of because their mothers was on crack. Later broke in my house 3 times and later murder him because the old him money. Yes he was a Drug Dealer that tried to look out for the kids in the hood that later killed him because of GREED. True story right here in B-More! Still shed tears when I watch Game Over for Patricia Porter. Praying for that sister.

Anonymous said...

I grew up with the Bolden's and the Timmons Families in 1420 Washington Ave. Claremont housing projects, Bronx NY. They were rough then and were just two of Three notorious family from that one project building. Let's not forget the Simmons family who probably influenced them all.

Anonymous said...

to me this is a bullshit story... it seems to me rich wont worred to much about his lil brother..because why didnt rich pay the ransom the dud had 500 thousand or it should not have took till his death to come up with it....so it like alpo said rich was only thinkin of himself or he wont a baller like every think he was

Anonymous said...

I remenber that song 126 Silence. I need that tape again!!!! I got all the rest.

Anonymous said...

All y'all sum fake ass gangters

Anonymous said...

Iv bn following this story for years n it still comes back to alpo being a thirsty ass nigga turnd over to his own delusions thirsty ass nuthn ass nigga or pigga which eva one everybody thats his friend must b on alert hes a phycho had that much money n didnt kno what the fuck tp do with it now somewhere lookn stupid ass fuck what i had wen i had it n where i had it at.try that shit today it feds will b all over his ass alpo havn a friend plez..................

Anonymous said...

P.s. i still dnt like camrpn becuz of the role he playd in pain in full o didnt kno the facts until i had read the whole thing out uncle n all mothrefuckers talkn bout real niggas in harlem yall thirsty ass niggas some gimme gimme gimme ass niggas some i love dog food ass niggas

Anonymous said...

If you wasn't involved in the lifestyle you know nothing.. Cause n effect... Street life have never been a happy ending they chose their occupation as killers drug dealers and everything negative what should the outcome had been? First off they edited Henry bolden's words I was personally at the trial... The whole shit is altered and told by someone who decided to change their lives after they became victims of their own crimes snitching calling people monsters when they too are killers think about all the families they hurt in many ways drug selling in the community killing robbing...these dudes true was getting money but they were no better az found god after he almost lost his life...everything happens for a reason...cause in effect!!!! You got ice cream somebody coming for it that's the street life consequence if it wasn't any nobody would get a job!!! Free Henry bolden and Ronald Timmons they victims of foul circumstances and the system raised them prison time as a teenager you adapt to your surroundings and get it how you know grimey, heartless but still remain LOYAL to those they live for!!! Stop snitching and let god do his job!!! Everyone answer for the wrong snitching is doing the devils work!!!!!!!!!!

famanr said...

A lot of this info is way way off. There wasn't an elevator scene....all movie fiction. AZ 's connect was African not what they showed u in the he movie. ..fiction people ....

Page from St.Paul's Pl. Bronx N.Y. said...

My name is Page from 552 St. Paul's Place in the Bronx. The life in the streets was lnsane before crack hit the scene. Street names like Paris, Black C, Jo e Kid, Baby John these brothers would take your life at the drop of a dime. And ups to Eldorado Mike who put his dance game down for the Bronx. The story of these crack millionaire's is always a story of greed, robberies and murder oh almost forgot SNITCHING. The way I see it is after you do your dirt and then get caught is not the time to SNITCH. There is never a time to SNITCH, when you get caught handle it and keep your mouth shut.... They tell you that you have the RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT. PEOPLE please start using that right. People like Alpo, Nicky Barnes and your boy from American gangster are not people to want to be like. To hell with what they had or how they got it, play the tape to the end where they SNITCH. YOU SEE IT'S ALL A PART OF THE GAME....EVEN SNITCHING. Those of you who think the game has rules better ask around because each person has his own set of rules so you better be aware of the rules your opponents are playing by.Today by the love grace and mercy of GOD I live a life that is free from the bondage of selfishness. Thanks to GOD I am alive and a surviver of the South Bronx gang era, Heroin era, Dust era and of the time when Crews ran around crazy killing each other. Peace to all those that live on St. PAUL'S Pl. Those that lived in 1420 and 1309 Washington Ave. And big love to my girls Edith and Lucille. And one can't forget all my people from the Nine Crew. For those that don't know 169the Street Washington Ave is the Nine Crew.

Anonymous said...

As the world turns

Anonymous said...

I grew up on Rich's block (144th St.) and knew thye whole family. His cousin Tina who live around the corner on Amsterdam gave me my first immaculate minmd shattering blow job in '81 while we were in her bedrooom listening to Evelyn Champagne King's "I'm in Love" on WBLS.

He was getting alot of money then. Even though we weren't close, he used to rent a few prostitues for the fellas when he make a big new connect.Even shared a whore one evening, this was before condoms became vogue and it was still cool to baldhead these hoes

Anonymous said...

This blog is really old and not true Al killed rich for over charging him on bricks dumped the body in Pelham bay park apple which is rich uncle street name was a stick up kid with dangerous crew called the black hand of death aka preachers crew and fritz from 116th was the connect it was all azie spots he put rich and Al on at the jukebox on 45th

Anonymous said...

Amen

Halra said...

Great The Mob$tyle Case
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Anonymous said...

Well said my heart cries for what happened to Harlem in tha 80s GOD has tha final say so.Amen

Anonymous said...

They will pay for hurting an murdering innocent people because they were thirsty crackheads that's y they r getting fucked in tha ass by bubba

Anonymous said...

That's not true because Rich offered them 200,000 tha first time they called tha house an they refused so he had to get tha rest an how tha f u gone believe alpo he murdered every one he was jealous of and tricked on his crew an other..Rich was sick he lost weight he wanted his brother back an don't know one knows what they went threw if u wasn't there.

Anonymous said...

I know Henry Bolden, personally. And let me tell you..... he is the last person to get fucked or touch by anyone no matter how long he will be locked down for. Til this day he is still a G' and not to be fucked with

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Yes he's telling the truth Henry Bolden is not getting fuked!! Still a G

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Anonymous said...

All you dudes, are funny. I read these post that you guys are writing and as far as the "true story" none of you know what you're talking about. The movie was somewhat true. But a lot of it was totally off. If you're under 45-40, you don't know the real. Even if you lived in Harlem at the time. Rich used to run with L.A. Before he got killed at the rooftop. A.Z. Put Alpo on by giving him his spot on 8th ave. If you have any questions and want to know the real. Comment below. I'll tell you what the movie didn't. The movie was real but a real watered down version of the real. Also the movie is from Azie's perspective and Dame changed it up a little.

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Anonymous said...

I wanna know more

E.P. said...

Spill the tea! Lol.

E.P. said...

Spill the tea! Lol.

Anonymous said...

AZ snitched on Rondo & Henry. C'mon keep it 100% your stash house is known to keep a million in it & you think niggas not going to find it you buggin. AZ just lucky he got out alive

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Anonymous said...

Dam but its part of the game you live by from watching the movies documentey i seem lik alpo want to be tge top nigga and started to kill off the other kats so he would be the top man in Harlem but i think when lil donell got kidnapped if fuck up a lot of his plan cause it cause for the feds to get involved deeper in the business which thay were already being investing. just my thoughts