In 2008 Monster Kody Scott (legal name Sanyika Shakur) pleaded no contest to the beating of an acquaintance and carjacking. He was sentenced to six years in state prison and was released in August 2012.
The former Crip and author of "Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member" published a follow-up to his memoirs in 2009 entitled "T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E." It is written as a fictional tale, unlike the previous book. Sanyika Shakur does not maintain a website or social media presence, and it is unknown what (if anything) he has been working on since his release from prison in 2012.