SOHH Whatcha Think: Hip Hop Attack?! Feds Start Rap Label To Bust Gun & Drug Dealers + Reality Star Chick Bares Some A** [Click Here & Speak]
Tuesday, Dec 20, 2011 2:00AM
Hip Hop music can be used to unify people or to set up major drug busts, apparently. In what might be the craziest rap-related arrest in the past few months, authorities started their own label to catch some big time criminals. Kray.
According to reports, ATF agents swept up over 100 guns by using a fake rap label to lure in weapons dealers.
Over $7.2 million in drugs and 161 weapons were confiscated after a year long investigation by the Washington D.C. Police and the Bureau the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, which operated as fictional rap label.(All Hip Hop)
D*mn. Cole World. The report continues to say that in addition to firearms, the fake label, called "Manic Enterprises" also scored some major weight: Collecting weed, coke, PCP and meth from dealers looking to get in good with this up-and coming phoney rap label. Tip: Any true rap label would have spelled "Enterprises" as "Enterprizzez". Duh. That should've been the first clue that something wasn't right. Everyone knows n*ggas like to add style to a name by incorporating the letter "Z". Word to Boyz in the Hood, Kidz in the Hall and my first name.
According to Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier, D.C. police and ATF agents acted as undercover officers and "music industry insiders" during the year-long sting. The police created the "Manic Enterprises" studio in Northeast Washington, for fictional rap artist Richie Valdez in November of 2010. Agents then told the underground world and black market that they were seeking to purchase weapons and drugs. Over the course of the year, agents confiscated 161 firearms (including a rocket launcher), 29 assault weapons, 80 pounds of methamphetamine, 21 pounds of cocaine, 1.25 gallons of PCP, 24 pounds of marijuana, heroin and Ecstasy. (All Hip Hop)
BELOW: A pic of the weapons confiscated.
Whoa. Whoa! Easy there, TI. You just got home bruh bruh. We don't need you getting tempted over there.
SOHH Watcha Think -- Is it right for cops to use rap to scoop up criminals?
In other news, the latest reality booty to hit the web belongs to Bad Girls Club alum Sydney. Now I don't watch the show, so I can't tell you if she's a big deal or not, but here's a Bathroom Model, Inc. photo that recently landed online.
Meh. Not bad. It's a bite-size booty that might could get the bidness, but nothing to lose your family over. With that said, have a good day, and to all you rappers out there, make sure your label is legit before signing any contract. SALUTE!
Oh sh*t. Before I go, lemme share some music with you. Check out this new joint by Big Sean f/ 2 Chainz:
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