Brooklyn rapper Papoose has reportedly put on for his city by tattooing each of New York’s five boroughs on his hands.
Photos of Pap’s newest ink job have circulated online and show each finger tatted with a borough name.
The latest questionable rapper tattoo came from Brooklyn’s Papoose. He’s had quite a journey in hip-hop since getting a million dollar deal with Jive in the early 2000s. Kay Slay really went hard for this guy. But he’s on the blogs today not for a new song but some new ink he got on his hand. Just as he raps on his most notable verse from Busta’s “Touch It” lyrics, Papoose got each NYC borough tattooed on each on his fingers. (Miss Info TV)
Last year, the Brooklyn rapper crowned himself the “King of New York.”
“The reason I chose that title is because I am the king of New York,” the Brooklyn MC said with confidence to Mixtape Daily. “It feels good to be the king of New York so I just wanted to celebrate myself being the king of New York, so I figured I’d make it a self-titled mixtape…It’s just basically breaking down some of the reasons of why I’m the king of New York. The reaction was both-sided, but it was a little bit more to the good side. A lot of my supporters, a lot of my fans reached out. And a lot of my haters reached out who disagree that I’m the king and I just let them know that I intend on proving it.” (MTV)
He also previously opened up about giving himself the big title.
“Sometimes people get a little bothered by the truth. More or less, man the reason why I let knowledge be born that I’m the king is because it’s time,” Papoose explained. “It’s 2011 so if you know anything about yourself then you know that’s the year of the king…I’mma start off by saying that it’s nobody nicer than me in New York. I’m the king of New York. I couldn’t give less than a fuck how a n*gga feel about it.” (Forbez DVD)
Pap supported his argument by explaining his drive to make tribute and time sensitive tracks, in comparison to other emcees.
“Just to elaborate on that – these dudes it’s the same thing on every record, there’s no versatility,” Pap added. “You understand what I’m saying? When Sean Bell got shot who stepped up to the plate? It was the voice of the ghetto — When Hurricane Katrina hit and [former U.S. President] George Bush – and don’t say Kanye [West]. Cause Kanye made an outburst but I did it in song format like a real lyricist supposed to do. When Katrina hit and George Bush didn’t acknowledge our people over there, who spoke up? Who’s teaching all our people in the penitentiary how to beat they cases?” (Forbez DVD)