Check out the first installment of Javid‘s interview with Tom Folsom author of best selling books Mr. Untouchable: The Rise, Fall, And Resurrection Of Heroin’s Teflon Don, The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe Gallo And The Revolution At The Edge Of The Underworld and the soon to be released Hopper: A Journey Into The American Dream. Inside the reading room of his loft we find out about his first major book project which was later turned into a documentary by Damon Dash, writing the biography of infamous Harlem gangster Leroy “Nicky” Barnes. Tom, who had to visit Nicky in the witness protection program, shares some never before heard stories from the two year process including Nicky’s reaction first watching the trailer to the film American Gangster which was based on the life of one of his rivals Frank Lucas.
Part 2 coming up where the author reveals how Nicky Barnes actually gave him the inspiration to write his second book on New York mobster Crazy Joe Gallo and Dennis Hopper’s interesting relationships with everyone from Ice-T to Andy Warhol.
See the other videos from our My Life series here.