When the documentary-styled crime drama Snow On Tha Bluff was released last year, viewers received a vivid account of what it’s like to walk in the shoes of Curtis Snow, a west Atlanta street hustler and robber.
What’s real and what’s fake is difficult to decipher in the film, making it enthralling to some viewers and bothersome to others. Some hearts were touched, some tempters were ignited, but, if nothing else, a conversation was created about the occurrences going on within the Bluff, a notorious neighborhood minutes from Atlanta's Georgia Dome.
For more than an hour, a stolen video camera captures several capers and drug transactions committed by Snow and his comrades in the film. The karma that comes as a result of the dealings is unfortunate but not a surprise to those familiar with the street lifestyle.
Although the film is based in Atlanta, it’s a candid depiction of the struggles that are prevalent in many underprivileged communities across the globe. And Snow is just one example of the countless souls plagued with the trials and temptations that come with residing in an impoverished community.
Taking a momentary step away from film, Snow is trying his hand at the literary realm with his book "My Name Is Curtis Snow And I’m A G." An autobiography of his life, primarily over the last few years, Snow discloses some of the trials he’s overcome to readers in a raw but sincere fashion.
Despite experimenting with literature, Snow still has a strong passion for film. He's currently prepping the release of Snow On Tha Bluff 2. He's also collaborating with DGK Clothing to release a line of t-shirts and skateboards.
Snow talked to me about his new book, how his life has changed since the release of Snow On Tha Bluff, the film's upcoming sequel, if he’s worried about negatively affecting the youth, and much more.
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