Poet Justice Posted October 25, 2016 Share Posted October 25, 2016 A USA Sports 1 Special... GSW, the World's Most Dangerous Promotion Episode 1: A Grimm Outlook http://i.imgur.com/sCsoi8i.jpg Paul Harris Jr. USA Sports 1 Personality/Narrator http://media.breitbart.com/media/2015/12/Black-Lives-Matter-BLM-Ferguson-Missouri-Reuters-640x480.jpg (Scenes from Ferguson Riots in 2014) Paul Harris Jr.: Civil unrest. Anger. Revolution. Those were things that went through the minds of Americans after the killings of unarmed black Americans. Peaceful protests, angry demonstrations and violent riots were the backdrop for race issues in the United States at the turn of the decade, as the 2010's came around. To some, the violence was not new. Through that anger, came different forms of protest. Some times, that protest came in forms of art. In rap music, artists performed songs directed towards the injustice black Americans faced each day. On the gridiron, football players protested the national anthem. http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/d44bf9ac740cfa2e4c015e985cf20e4ec8d6fdc9/r=540/http/videos.usatoday.net/Brightcove2/29906170001/2016/09/29906170001_5122992766001_5122975659001-vs.jpg (Football players protest the anthem) That anger, demonstrated something deep, something violent, something raw, oppressed for centuries of abuse and injustices. That raw emotion manifested itself through one of the most culturally impactful series of events in history: Grimm SoCal Wrestling. http://i.imgur.com/e1ArgcK.jpg I'm Paul Harris Jr. of USA Sports 1, and this is GSW: World's Most Dangerous Promotion, a series documenting some of the most key events within the history of the world's most controversial, and often contentious wrestling events. 1995 The debut of south Los Angeles rap group Blood Brothers rampaged onto the scene after controversial singles during the summer of 1995. "Police Dog" and "Fairy Tale". Consisting of Jerrell Woodley Jr., aka Brother Rite, an angry, powerfully-voiced gang-member from Compton, known for his violent outbursts and unrivaled wordplay, Winston Boe, aka Brother Grimm, a smooth-voiced, charismatic drug-dealer from South Central, and Kendrick Floyd, aka Brother Jonas was a highly-touted DJ, originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina, but had moved to LA to pursue his dreams as a producer. "Police Dog" provided angry cyphers towards police brutality towards inner city youth provided a shocked response from Americans everywhere, as many angry mail towards Blood Money Muzik© offices. "Fairy Tale" drew controversy as it perpetrated horrific homophobic narratives, as members rapped about graphic hate crimes towards the Los Angeles gay community. Despite the outrage towards the Blood Brothers, they skyrocketed on the top of the charts and in the mainstream. http://media.istockphoto.com/photos/portrait-of-three-black-gang-members-picture-id143176847?k=6&m=143176847&s=170667a&w=0&h=PUuT0qhIR45b2XabQbw4ifNzbqotndjkYyTCP6582u0= (Blood Brothers Members left to right: Brother Rite, Brother Grimm, Brother Jonas) http://i.imgur.com/InPEflp.jpg?1 MC Motormouth Rapper/Former GSW Announcer Growin' up, Blood Brothers was the life-blood of the inner-city. I grew up in Oakland, and back when I was a kid on the streets, cats would be blastin' "Police Dog" in the speakers of they car. I remember them bein' so damn cool, every kid in the hood wanted to be them. You had these young dudes, 20 years old, with a bunch of money, girls, cars but still outchea fightin' for us hood dudes. And at that time, that was crazy. When someone around the block went to school, college for like education, or sports, they never looked back. No matter how much money these dudes had, they never forgot where dey came from. By the end of 1995, Blood Brothers were the most influential rap group at the time. Their first album, Watts Towers, hit triple-platinum, and the group soon etched their name in rap history. However, the Blood Brothers were not destined to remain united. In 1997, Brother Jonas was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia on the possession of illegal automatic-weapons. After refusing to "snitch to those f##king pigs", and several violent outbursts in court, Jonas was sentenced to 30 years in prison. http://il9.picdn.net/shutterstock/videos/4389218/thumb/1.jpg With their main producer in jail, the two remaining Blood Brothers had a falling out in the creative direction of the group. Brother Grimm wanted to team up with large Hollywood producers, while Brother Rite was vehement on the Blood Brothers remaining true to the original message. By the late 90's, the feud had came to an apex, and the two mutually agreed to break-up, thus, squashing the beef. In 2001, tragedy once again struck the iconic rap group one fateful September night. Rite had left the historic Raul Hughes-Cesar Hernandez Jr. boxing match in Las Vegas and had headed to a nightclub where he was robbed at gunpoint. Unwilling to surrender his jewelry, the unarmed Brother Rite attempted to fight several assailants and was shot eight times. Found by his bodyguards, Rite was rushed to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. His killers are still today, at large. Severely affected by the death of his comrade and former best friend, Brother Grimm cashed out his street checks. Making clean, mainstream rap hits, as well as producing several pop hits, Grimm reinvented his image as a club artist. Making the charts regularly in the early to mid 2000's, Grimm worked with some of the most well-known artists in the world, and toured hundreds of music festivals. By the time the decade turned, Grimm was a near billionaire, and one of the richest artists in the world, regardless of genre. Through this time period, Grimm invested in several escapades. Grimm Leaper, a children's show featuring Grimm as the main character flopped after the pilot. Blood orange flavored Vitamin Water©, "produced" by Brother Grimm was a popular novelty for 2008. Brother Grimm's son played basketball for the University of Southern California for three-years, usually riding the bench. By 2011, Grimm had made several appearances to professional wrestling giant Supreme Wrestling Federation. http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss39/Kamchatka863/SWF_kamalt3.jpg (Supreme Wrestling Federation) Rumors of Brother Grimm attempting an in-ring debut circulated rapidly throughout the internet wrestling community. Many believed SWF was capable of this stunt, due to past endeavors of non-wrestling celebrities participating in ring-related shenanigans. Grimm was seen at several wrestling gyms, including the world famous CZCW Coastal Resort, known for producing some of the greatest independent wrestling talent. Rumors only gained steam when former SWF legend "Nemesis" John Campbell was seen hanging out substantially with Grimm. However, these rumors were laid to rest for an even more bizarre truth. Brother Grimm had decided to go to business within the wrestling business, as a promoter; teaming up with knitwear millionaire Gil Thomas and "Nemesis" John Campbell, Brother Grimm created Invincible Pro Wrestling, or IPW for short. Using the Blood Brother's legendary club "The Warehouse", bloody brawls took place, featuring local hardcore wrestlers and aspiring rappers seeking to gain Grimm's attention. It seemed like a triple-threat that was about to take the wrestling business by storm. 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