ABOUT THE ARTIST
A native to Manhattan Beach, Sinister Monopoly grew up during the 70s and 80s. He started detailing cars while attending high school, eventually opening his own shop called Paradise Auto. His clientele was representative of the South Bay drug scene at the time, inevitably shifting his career from cars to cannabis. By 2006, Sinister became the largest marijuana trafficker, managing and delegating multiple international networks of weed distributors with multiple drops per day. His success was solidified after sending California kush clones to Canada for growing and cultivation. A move which gave him full control over the California/Los Angeles kush scene.
After introducing Kush to Canada, Sin became the first supplier of the infamous bubba kush strain to Atlanta, Chicago, and Detroit. At the hight of his career, Sin was trafficking between 3 countries and 11 US states. In Los Angeles alone, he was supplying the market with 800 pounds of marijuana a week. By acquiring three airplanes he built an International criminal enterprise that was later dubbed as the Jason syndicate by the FBI. In 2011 Sinister was arrested by the feds, and in 2012 sentenced to 11 years and four months for conspiring to distribute marijuana and cocaine and conspiring to launder money.
While serving his sentence at Terminal Island, Sinister taught himself how to paint. He was released on probation after serving 8 years and now lives and works in Manhattan Beach. His paintings are representative of memories and experiences during his career as one of the first chronic kings of America.