|QUOTE (The Made Man @ Tuesday, May 7 2013, 00:35)|
I even hear Colombian cartels use submarines to smuggle drugs into Miami. But if R does go back to Vice City, we will not only see Colombian Cartels, but Caribbean gangs, which I can't wait! Don't think Miami ain't about it no more...Miani is still a very violent place. I remember when my friend was staying in Miami and someone broke into his car and stole his new pair of Jordan's.
Just because the 80s are over doesn't mean Miami is safe.
I could have sworn Get Rich or die trying took place in the late 90s or early 2000...
And good point on a heist involving stealing large shipments of drugs from the Cartel. In VCS the Vance Brothers did that and that's how they became rich. Good job bringing that up, Frank, Michael or Trevor could possibly do an heist like that.
Man, I very know know that Miami is still has a thriving underworld and gang scene. Many people are still not aware of this. Many people think because the 1980s Cocaine Cowboy era has long gone and Miami is now just a glitzy, tropical paradise for tourists and rich people. I watch crime documentaries like the The First 48 and from what I've seen, Miami still has a very high rate, of crime, murder, gang and drug trade activity. Some of Miami's most dangerous ghettos can even rival some of the better known Los Angeles ghettos like Compton for gangs and gun violence.
If the next GTA is in Vice City, we can expect Caribbean gangs, but my guess is they will probably be Haitan, because the top Caribbean gangs in Miami are mostly Haitian.
Get Rich Or Die Tryin was mostly set in the late 1990s/early 2000s, as it was based on 50 Cent's life as a hustler and eventual rapper. But 50 Cent is from South Jamaica, Queens, NYC, and that is also where the Supreme Team were once based and operated from. 50 Cent was just using real-life crime stories from streets of the hood he grew up in as script material for his movie. Many elements of the movie's storyline was very much loosely based on the real activities of the Supreme Team back in the 1980s, and 50 Cent's antagonist character Majestic, was actually closely based on the real-life Supreme Team leader, Kenneth McGriff.
I missed the days of Vice City when you knew at once you were either in Little Haiti or Little Havana whenever you heard gunshots and saw rival Cuban and Haitian gangs blasting at each other in the streets with guns.
Good last post
I've always stressed the difference between Mexican drug cartels and Mexican-American (or just Hispanic) LA-based street gangs.