For some strange reason—the first Amendment?—the video above has not [yet] been pulled from YouTube. This despite: “Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matt Maciarello raised concern about the video and said multiple law-enforcement agencies are investigating if any laws were broken. Salisbury [Maryland] TV stations WMDT-47 and WBOC-TV 16 did news reports on those concerns Thursday. County Administrator Wayne Strausburg on Thursday evening also emailed a link to the YouTube video, titled ‘Jungle,’ to The Daily Times. Maciarello on Friday said once law enforcement has knowledge of something like the video, it would be irresponsible not to investigate.” Riiiight. ‘Cause they’s using guns! More specifically (for those who can’t watch the above in their cubicle) . . .
In the video, several people have guns and there are people in ski masks. Some of the rap group’s members are holding stacks of cash at points. Some people are wearing DDE-branded clothing.
The song’s lyrics talk about a robbery. In the chorus are the words, “We hear you got that work, we kickin’ in your front door.”
The state’s attorney said the message in the video is concerning.
“The best indicator of what is in someone’s heart and mind is their conduct,” Maciarello said.
Which makes Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matt Maciarello, what, a philosopher/prosecutor? And where the hell have these people been? If they think this is “dangerous” rap music they haven’t been paying attention to the genre. At all. Ever.
Most of the group members are not old enough to possess firearms legally, Maciarello said.
Ohhhh. So that’s what’s flicking his Bic. Not the N word or the middle finger salutes.
Rap group members told The Daily Times the guns were props.
And who says they aren’t? And why is Maryland a.k.a. “The Free State” bothering with this sh*t anyway? Because the artists broke firearms laws or because someone’s scared of angry/lawless black people with guns? Which is, I think, half the fun of the video.