When I think of gangsta rap, first thing that comes to mind is hip hop that reflects urban crime and the violent lifestyles of inner-city youths. The lyrical style has varied from accurate reflections to fictionalized accounts. Speaking of fictionalized accounts…well….just two days after rapper Rick Ross narrowly escaped death by drive by, the self proclaimed ‘BOSS’ is rapping about it.
“I can’t believe I’m alive,” he rapped about his near-death experience into a recording by rapper, Kendrick Lamar, titled B—- Don’t Kill my Vibe.
The track was released Monday, less than a day after the incident — talk about marketing…genius…eh ?
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Well, I am happy to purport I am not the only skeptical hip hop lover that feels things sounds a little fishy with Ross’s story. Rapper 50 Cent, who might I add knows a little something; something about street violence, credibility, etc., having been shot nine times in a single incident, took to twitter to basically say that perhaps….just perhaps the crash was in fact a fake and part of a scheme by Ross to try and seem more gangster…thuggish like..?
“Hahaha fat boy hit the building?lol it looks staged to me. No hole’s in da car,” attaching an Instagram pic of the car with zero bullet holes. He also added, “Nah they shot in the air then he drove into a building. Man they missed the whole f*cking car, where they do that at,” the rapper tweeted.
WPLG confirmed that no bullets hit Ross, his passenger or his car. Several boutiques and cafes lining Las Olas were not as lucky. Windows of storefronts were blown out on the north and south sides of the street.
“Yeah, bad shot,” veteran investigator Joe Matthews told WPLG.
“Freeway” Ricky Ross, a notorious Los Angeles drug kingpin also chimed in about the incident releasing a statement to HipHopDX.
“I’m not surprised that it happened given recent ongoings, when someone doesn’t understand the street rules they get confused and incidents like this can take place,” he said. “I’m still dealing with ongoing litigation about something as basic as using my name and identity, that should have been dealt with properly a long time ago. No ill will is wished upon anyone, but when you tell these stories about the streets you have to be careful.”
“I just heard a bunch of gunshots go off … and a car sped by.”
The caller then interrupted the operator and said, “Oh my god, they’re turning around and coming back … I’m hanging up.”
When the operator tried to ask more questions about the situation — the caller shot back, “They’re coming back … I’m hiding.”
The caller then hangs up the phone.
Well it definitely appears his latest track may go gold after-all.