05 October 2007

The Karlton Hines Story

"Beginning at the age of 12, Karlton Hines was destined for the basketball court, tearing up the pavement at the street pickup games he would invariably win. But Karlton was pulled in another direction as well, called to the life of the street; reaching college age he attracted attention from every top Division I college in the country, but he was reluctant to abandon his roots. While coaches ventured to the projects from their suburban enclaves, Karlton got more and more involved with the underground world of the street, and at 18 he was a major player in the drug industry. Karlton's fate, however, was not one he would ultimately choose, as he met his tragic end at the wrong end of a gun barrel."

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can tell you this, as much money as Courtland was bring in back in the day, cats weren't on the computer (LOL). I'm in DC now, straight legit, just be searching bout different cats from the hood in my spare time & reading all the lies & blown out of proportion stories.. I can tell you 1st hand, when it came to the Blacktop, with C's talent, height, weight, strength, speed & heart, not too many cats could touch C. C & I played Gaucho's 2gether. Went to Orlando, Daytona Beach, Vegas, Iowa, Boston & (I know I'm missing a few cities) 2gether. We played 3 years 2gether on the Gaucho's & in numerous city tournaments 2gether. The 1 year he missed out with us cause he broke his jam & his shit was wired shut & Lou (Owner of the Gaucho's) wouldn't take him out of the city like that. But I be damn, that mofo lead us to the AAU City Championships over River side (River side had Malik Sealy, Conrad McCrae, Sean Green, Adrian (RED) Autrey)just to name a few cats that went big time D1, & C bust their ass with his shit wired shut... However, don't get it twisted. When C picked up them drugs, it was a different story. The CAT "Hollis Crew" is right. Pete caught C & a few cats in his crew slipping. After he hit C up, he came right through Courtland looking for any of them cats in C's crew that wanted to do something about it. No 1 said a word. Blast & them tried to follow Pete 1 day & whomever on here is really from Courtland, know he laid their asses down too. If you really grew up on Courtland, was C's 1st cousin, best friend or whatever. Then you should know the real story behind Courtland Ave. Even B.O., Cats know C was paying him strong arm money. I told C B.O. can't protect him out of the hood. B.O. had cats thinking he was that nigga too. Had C thinking he could protect him & C was paying him. They laid his ass down too (bless him too).. Courtland Ave. was & always will be known for getting money, talking shit & killin their own, but when it comes to a cat outside of the projects doing something to a cat from Melrose or Jackson’s, no 1 stands 2gether to take care of anything.. How many cats got killed out there & none of their crew did a thing about it. Starting way back with Lance aka LA (found him on the bridge in his Black BMW).. Luckily, 2 Low Key Old School cats put me onto Courtland when I came back from college & got side tracked & started getting a little money. I quickly took my show on the road. DC, Jersey & Boston. Stayed low key, kept every1 out of my business, still played ball in da hood, saved s little stash, now living in DC own a house with a family.. I go back to the hood all the time 2 see what's up with Courtland & it's a sad place now. Cats selling mixed drinks in the little quarter water bottles. What the ^&$^%#^# is a nutty butty?

Not trying to disrespect the dead here, but it's because of movies & cats lying about the real stories of the streets that so many of us & our young cats get sucked into the game. Our fathers are dead, in jail or on the block 24/7.. All our young cats see is the money, the ladies & the cars, not seeing the lying, deceiving, stealing, the bullets, crooked cops. Any1 that says the streets is easy money, I know right then & there they have never been in the streets a day in their life. If they have, nothing like easy money would ever come out of their mouth. C didn't get killed cause a cat was jealous of him. C thought no 1 could touch him like the Blacktop, did some crutty things & got caught slippin.. U cats from Courtland on here (if u really from Courtland) do u remember that Blue MPV C use to drive.. If you don't know, Take that as a hint & back track.. Remember downtown by central park. Another hint. God bless his soul, as good a person C was b4 the drug money came in. In the streets, he started being capable of some crutty stuff he thought he could get away with because every1 literally loved him when he stepped on the court & his personality was good too.

I'm out

Anonymous said...

Karlton was just too nice of a guy to be a drug dealing kingpin like that. He didn't realize in that world you always gotta be lookin out for someone else lookin to take over. everybody loved Karlton and he surrounded himself by all these other dudes who worshipped him. they had a nice run as the kings of courtland but pistol pete was a REAL gangbanger and he just came through and put an end to the monkey business. Karlton was ambitous and he made things happen but he wasn't wired for the streets like the real killers are and were back then. he was wired for the court, he was charasmatic but he didn't have the instincts to survive on the streets ESPECIALLY when you start taking serious cake you can't trust nobody. Karlon was paying his boy Bee'O to be like his bodyguard but Bee'O knew he was no bodyguard, Bee'O was just taking the money. Bee 'O knew he couldn't stop Pistol Pete or anyone else from rollin through and taking out Karltons whole crew and one day thats exactly what he did. Pistol Pete went away for some other shit, drugs and racketeering and he'll be in jail for life plus like 100 years the judge gave him but the streets knew what went down. Pistol Pete came in there and just did it for the why not. To show that he was a real dude and Karlton was playing "my first drug deal" on the block, not knowing his back door was wide open the whole time. It's a sad story kid, real sad

Anonymous said...

I was on and off Courtland and was very close to Karlton. You're right, he was too "human", and too good for the streets. But remember, the guys he looked up to were not stone cold killers. He looked up to Coop and Alpo - one generation behind what was coming ahead: the go for broke gangsters that shoot to kill.

I was there when Karlton killed Tweety and he was crushed that he did it. So that really didn't make him a killer, per se. Even tho he got mad respect on the streets, he never wanted to do that again.

Did Karlton and Rollack have a fist fight? Or was it Karlton and someone in Rollack's crew?

Anonymous said...

yo listen, I really was part of c-towns crew. 9 1/2 plus (get it). "Ja" courtlandt ave melrose pj's. C was built 4 da streets. Even though he was extreemly nice on the basketball court. he knew what he was doing in the streets. hatin' is a mutha f@#$%&. We started gettin major bread and da hatin started even from our own block. & if U really from Courtlandt then U know what I mean. Point blank period I miss my nigga C-TOWN every day. and nhe was built for the the streets as well as the black tops. (RIP C-TOWN)4 ever. "Ja".

Anonymous said...

What's crazy is. I'm from bk I moved to the bronx in like 1990 I was young going to brandeis and I use to be standing as close to c-town as I stand to my own kids and neva new who he really was..I remember when they started that thing in the bronx and I also remember when it came to harlem I'm not gonna say a lot of names but I will say wagner tyino towers bodybag 122 123 between 2nd and 3rd I remember when we was getting 10dollars of a pac that was until they realized how big the shit had got that thay took it 2 123rd and we was getting paid by the shift at 13 14 years old getting any were from 4-6 hundred a shift was crazy_don't wanna get off track but wanna shout out some folks . Za what's poppn steve-bo what poppn gego what's poppn charlie rock what's poppn pudge what's poppn kev what's poppn. Big bob what's poppn tate what's poppn.shawn clay what's poppn asum what's poppn ep what's poppn john dallas what's poppn nidelli what's poppn glem what's poppn gator what's poppn swinger what's poppn lb what's poppn man what's poppn tutu whays poppn monique from tower 3 I think it was what's poppn nina what's poppn john dallas what's poppn rip ctown rip kenny hutch I no I forgot a lot of poeple but god bless ull I remember we was out there the day wutang came through in was shooting a part of that icecream video we wanted to be in it but the powers that be was like fuck that we got money just like them niggas I remember come out Monday mornings fron the bx and its like 60-70 bottles of moet in front of the corner store on 123 and 2nd damn if I could turn back the ahnds of times I gotta lotta swag from u harlem niggas real rap...till this day I keep a bottle of that nautica blue and a nice amount of nautica sweatsuits I got four fresh gray ones and various other colors that's harlem mother fucker shit neva change the cuban chain with the matching bracelet no charm but 14-18k eastside what's poppn I learned how to willie a bike fucking with harlem for blocks couldn't a nigga in brooklyn fuck with me that I came through bk were I'm from with the front tire off turning corners had niggas thinkn I was from uptown for real aaaayyyyooooo it iight...it iight shout to every nigga I ever came across from harlem eastside to the west I remember when za was listen to mase came in them b4 the world new who they was when them niggas was still walking up in down 25 shout out to brandeis

J'Nai said...

I Just finished watching this man story and it was kind of short but a good documentary like most street stars DVDs are... From everything I hear about this guy, all of his people say he was a good dude. but that street life isnt made for Good dudes. Watch it here http://hoodmovies.net/the-karlton-hines-story/

James Corbett said...

R.I.P.KARLTON aka c.town aka c I grew up in the melrose pjs 3050 and the try 0 4 my fam is still there the messed up part about all this is c could've been one of the greatest playas in the nba. He had the drive but when anyone is touched by the street life its like a bad disease once u got it u got it we all know aint no way in hell a kat get murk and have 5 stacks in his pocket it was a statement c was gettin too damn big and gettin too much money and fam behind it cuz he had the love of the hood anr he can play ball well. Pete killed him to become what he is I visit the hood often and its nothin like it was back when I was growin up c got killed a day before my bday in 94 I use to see the homie rydin arounr in his fancy cars and flossin major chips I admire homie cuz I didn't know the homie was into that kinda life until I got grown and the old heads would talk. I can say this if anybdoy would come to melrose day back in the days of richie adams and future and watch c play they'll all say the dude was a monster on the court tragically he got caught in the streets and in this world the whorst thing is a waste of talent I visit the hood often cuz my fam is still there and its nothin like it was of the days of t-mack ricky tone green eyes ranee c kenny and several of thr big homies, its now ran by these lil kats with no respect for life or nobdody back in those days nothin went on in the hood without the big homies okay it was a lot safer back then yeah we got busy but it was with honoe love.and respect now its like every man for himself and no honor amongst a flock of wolves. I miss the 80's-90s when real kats was real and this tv gangsta shit was just what it was entertainment we miss u karlton carlos tweet bee o gone but not forgotten on the 8th of april Im goin to do.it up for my big homies and party like a rockstar in their honor love u nikkas

James Corbett said...

R.I.P Big C I remember growin up in melrose 3050 and trey 0 4 and use to seein c doin his thing on the courts and drivin thru in the fancy cars and flossin but had the love of the hood. Now I know a thang or two about the underground ain't no nigga in their right mind is just goin to rock a nigga to sleep just cuz and let the dude have 5 stacks and all his jewels on him. That was a statement hit meanin nigga u gettin to damn big for ya own good and if I'm goin to be number one in drug game shit let leave u leaking and ya own pool of blood just to show u I'm that nigga the big homie wasn't no killa he was just happen to be in the right place at the right time casr closed. On the other hand he had more to offer and its unfortunate that he died the way he did I use to see him and say damn who this nigga never knowin that he was a kingpin of the hood and too bad he died before my bday shoutout to all the big homies of the hood. As a grown man I still toll.thru the hood and its sad because its not like it was back in the day big c Richie adams t-mack greeen eyes tone bee o big Ricky bones and a several other ogs just to name afew big c was raw talent on the courts anybody that's from melrose and jackson pjs remember melrose day when they would play ball and the block parties now those that still remain its not like it was shoutout to the big homie kenneth and keeny love ya niggas u pave the way for me salute to u niggaz. I'll carry y'all in my heart as long as I live peace