Dowop was a name that struck fear into the hearts of many in Harlem during the 1980s. He started making big money at the young age of 14, quickly becoming one of the most powerful drug dealers in the city. Despite his notoriety, many people had never heard of Dowop until the release of the “Who is Dowop” YouTube documentary, which shed light on his incredible rise to power.
The documentary features never-before-told stories about Dowop’s worldview and how he managed to outsmart older drug dealers. Many of his contemporaries claimed that he was ahead of his time, calling him “Scarface and the King of New York all in one.”
Dowop’s approach was simple: get down or lay down. He preferred to make money, but he was always ready to fight if necessary. His business savvy and reputation made him nearly untouchable. People didn’t even think about robbing him because they knew it would be a death sentence.
At just 19 years old, Dowop had a round table of trusted advisors who helped him run his empire. He was a natural leader, and his close friends still speak of him with respect and admiration. When asked how Dowop compared to other NYC hustlers of the ’80s, Azie Faison replied, “He was one of the best, most respected gangsters and was nothing to be played with.”
Despite his legendary status, Dowop remains an enigma to this day. He is still alive and well-off, but he is rarely seen or heard from. He is the invisible man of Harlem, whispered about in hushed tones by those who remember the power he once held.
Discover the untold story of Dowop, Harlem’s biggest gangster of the ’80s, and learn how he became.