Monday, 29 May 2017

R.I.P. Benji "Yellow Benji" Melendez 1952-2017

Yellow Benji of The Ghetto Brothers
I know this blog is normally a book blog but after hearing the sad news today of the death of Benji "Yellow Benji" Melendez of the Ghetto Brothers, I though I'd post this, after all these JD books we all collect are pretty much all about gang members like him.  "Yellow Benji" was best known for brokering the gang truce in the Bronx and Harlem in 1971, when he was President of the Ghetto Brothers and lead guitarist of the Ghetto Brothers band. He was also in the 2015 documentary Rubble Kings. If you haven't seen the documentary or heard the album the Ghetto Brothers released, I urge you to do so, you really are missing out.

R.I.P Benji

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