Recently immortalized in the lyrics of Jay-Z's "Tom Ford," Perry was a Washington D.C. street legend who certainly earned his place in the pantheon of notorious gangland hitmen. Working for drug kingpin "Alpo" Martinez in the 1980s, Silk's name sent shivers down the spines of anyone who crossed Martinez or his territory. He worked as a personal bodyguard and enforcer for Martinez, and had no qualms about committing brutal murders. In his time, Silk was known as the "Michael Jordan of the murder game," with untold scores of bodies to his name. The loyal Silk was betrayed by his employer, who testified against his right-hand man in exchange for a lighter sentence when he was arrested for drugs.