Wednesday, June 14, 2006

"I [Don't] Think They Like Me"

Give your incessant finger snapping and two-stepping a break and check out this recent news release from A member of Dem Franchise Boys was arrested during a drug raid at the Making Money recording studio in Atlanta, GA.

Aside from "Lean Wit' It, Rock Wit' It" and the song title referenced in the appelation of this post, I'm not too well-versed on the content of their album. Can a reader enlighten me?

I ask for enlightenment as to the content within the album because I'm curious whether this recent news is demonstrative of art imitating life or vice versa.


Brother Smartness said...

If I was five O, I'd be all over mix tapes and cds to find out which hip-hop rappers were dealing. Rap lyrics these days are excessive with the references to still being in the crack game. I can't tell you how many times I've heard the same words rhymed together: kitchen and pitchin, rocks and pots, the real manuel forth and so on. I think I mentioned in a previous post that rap has provided me with a wealth of knowledge about the crack game. If I was the po-po, I'd be all over these self-proclaimed dealers.

Now I haven't listened to the album, but I would venture to say that it is life imitating art.

Brother Lightness said...

Don't be fooled. Best believe that the "hip-hop police" unit within the NYPD is all over the mixtape scene.

Brother Spotless said...

The Police can look to songs for ways to combat drug dealing, but they can't use the songs as evidence against someone. Because music is entertainment, lyrics cannot be taken as truth in the court of law (ironically, many people take these lyrics as truth in the court of public opinion).

Brother Afrocan said...

Based on the charges listed, I think its pretty standard stuff- 11 pounds of marijuana, $150,000 in cash, two handguns and a stack of pornography. With the exception of Will Smith, I think you would be hard-pressed to find a rapper that does not have those items in his home and studio. I think thats rule number 1 in "how to be a rap-star for dummies". Well probably Bow-Wow is clean too, he is still under 21- though he has a black card, so you never know.