I’m not a fan of the whole drug rap genre thingie. Maybe it’s because I’m not too into the systemic destruction of a darker peoples. Or could be that 99.9% of these cats rapping it ain’t never did it like how they say they did. Clipse, I been effin with them since their debut album “Lord Willin’”. Not that I did or didn’t believe all their drug cartel talk, I just fux with them on account of how they always put out quality music, how they really really rap that good and how they keep that sense of urgency in their tone.
Did you hear that Clipse manager Anthony Gonzalez was just charged with leading a 10 million dollar drug ring? They even have an unnamed police officer listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the ring. 10 million dollars and cops? The indictment says “the operation has distributed more than a ton of marijuana and more than 100 pounds of cocaine since 2003″. How the hell does one move a TON of marijuana and 100 pounds of cocaine and still have time to manage one of the best rap duos out today? Good Lord and Sweet baby Jesus! Not admiring or giving dude props, but tell me that’s not gully.
The drug ring was allegedly run out of a Virginia club, Encore Lounge, the very same club that the Clipse are known to mention in some of their songs. It’s even stated that Gonzalez bought the Encore Lounge “in November 2007 from an unidentified co-conspirator for 40 pounds of marijuana and about $80,000 in drug proceeds. The club closed earlier this year after more than 100 incidents of violence, shootings, drug dealing and disorderly conduct.” According to AllHipHop.com, “to date, Anthony “Geezy” Gonzalez remains at large. At press time, the Clipse could not be reached for comment.” I bet.
I know this is morally wrong, but the Clipse stock just went way the eff up in my book. I don’t know about you, but I’m hoping the brothers Thornton don’t get entangled in all of this legal fuckery, only because now I’m really waiting for their third album “Till The Casket Drops” to drop later this year. In this rap game, street cred is worth way more than good credit.
By the way, their latest song, “Kinda Like A Big Deal” featuring Kanye West is some kind of fuego.