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Charles Cosby’s inviting nature bears the classic sign of a salesman. He’s a skilled storyteller who speaks with a hint of hyperbole, which can occasionally trigger a “you’re being hustled” uneasiness. But Cosby’s salesman-like demeanor is understandable. It’s easy to seem outlandish when recounting the graphic tales of Griselda Blanco.
In the recently released documentary Cocaine Cowboys II: Hustlin’ With the Godmother [click to read], Cosby shares his experience as an associate of famed cocaine distributor Griselda Blanco, a former Colombian drug lord known more for her insatiable bloodlust than her potent product. Though the 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys explored several facets of the rampant drug trade in Miami during the 1980s, it was Blanco’s reported viciousness that sparked word-of-mouth for the heavily-bootlegged film.
“When we started meeting celebrities like Janet Jackson or Pharrell, the only thing people could ever talk about was The Godmother,” says the film’s director/producer Billy Corben. “We knew right away that there was more of this story to tell.”
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http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/lifestyle-features/id.1210Charles Cosby’s inviting nature bears the classic sign of a salesman. He’s... more
The first Cocaine Cowboys was one of the greatest accomplishments in the era of “hood documentaries.” The film was so good that it transcended the niche, and Hip Hop was so moved by the film that N.O.R.E. led a pack of rappers rhyming about the film’s vast coverage of a murderous Miami cocaine cartel. Creative editing sequences, clever suspense plots and unbelievable archival footage made this a film that theaters regretted ignoring in the first place. The same Griselda Blanco that ordered the murders over 50 drug traffickers is the un-featured star of Cocaine Cowboys 2, which chronicles her puppeteering Oakland, California cocaine traffic from behind bars.
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http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/movies/id.334The first Cocaine Cowboys was one of the greatest accomplishments in the era of... more