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Proposition Joe


The Wire - 1962: Young Proposition Joe 1962


The Wire - Proposition Joe, Stringer Bell, Omar


Thruway (prod. by SPKilla) - Proposition Joe (official video)


Prop Joe Takes On Avon: The Wire, Season 1, Episode 9 With Van Lathan & Jemele Hill


Rest In Peace Robert F. Chew ("Proposition Joe" from HBO "The Wire")

Joseph Stewart, better known as "Proposition Joe" or "Prop Joe", is a fictional character on the HBO drama The Wire, played by actor Robert F. Chew. Joe was an Eastside drug lord who preferred a peaceful solution to business disputes when possible. He was responsible for creating the lucrative New Day Co-Op with Stringer Bell, supplying much of Baltimore with heroin brought into the city by "The Greeks". Joe was a portly and amiable presence, but was often a match in wits for rival drug lords Avon Barksdale and Marlo Stanfield, and was able to manipulate most situations to his advantage. His nickname stemmed from his trademark phrase "I've got a proposition for you", going back to his days selling test answers on the school yard. Along with Poot Carr, Wee-Bey Brice, Omar Little, and Bubbles, he is one of the few characters from the drug trade to appear in every season.
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