Almost 40 Hip-Hop songs have referenced El Chapo. About 17 of them are by Atlanta rapper, Gucci Mane. Songs like “Cartel Talk,” “Bank Roll,” “Baby Daddy Broke,” and “Chasing Paper” are examples of how much Gucci loves and admires the drug dealer.
But nothing says it as succinctly than the lyrics of his song named after the drug trafficker.
“All we wanna be is El Chapo/At least all the street niggas I know/All I wanna be is El Chapo/Fully automatic, slice your auto.”
While to many a rapper El Chapo is some sort of folklore hero, the Mexican kingpin is very real.
What’s even realer is the time that he is about to get. Tuesday the crime lord, whose birth name is Joaquín Guzmán Loera, was convicted in New York courts for being the mastermind behind the intricate cartel that transported millions of dollars of drug in the United States from Mexico. Not only was his empire a lucrative illegal drug ring, but it was also an evilly corrupted enterprise that envelope murder, kidnapping and other forms of corruption into its order of day.
Judge Brian M. Cogan rendered his verdict after reading the jury’s charge sheet to the Brooklyn court. The jury found him guilty on all 10 counts of the indictment. The jury took more than a week after deliberations to come up with their decision. The prosecutors for the case against El Chapo was well equipped with evidence and witnesses. According to The New York Times, out of the 56 witnesses, 14 of them had worked for or with Mr. Guzmán.
Reports say that El Chapo was stunned by the verdict. However, his wife showed a little more emotion. She is reported have had tears in her eyes when he looked back at her after hearing his fate.
No words on how Gucci Mane is responding to El Chapo’s conviction.
El Chapo’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for Jun 25th and he could possibly face life in prison.
Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane is living his best life and showing off his physical attributes. The hip-hop veteran hit up social media this week to share shots of himself in celebration of his 39th birthday.
While Slick Rick is widely recognized as one of Rap’s greatest storytellers, he is also well known for his flamboyant jewelry. For more than 30 years, along with the eye-patch and colorful suits, the MC almost exclusively appears in specially-designed jewelry. Precious metals and jewels are on his fingers, around his wrists, in his teeth, and certainly around his neck. On Soul Train with Doug E. Fresh in the mid-1980s, Rick donned at least three gold rings to match his sunglasses. He was more draped up by 1988’s The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick cover art. It has been a growing part of Rick’s image ever since. However, behind the artwork, iconic photographs, and props is a real story of a collector with a vision for custom quality. Recently, Rick appeared in GQ’s “On The Rocks” video series. Right from the jump, The Ruler is honest and upfront about the history of Hip-Hop jewelry. “Back in the days, when rappers used to start off, we used to have to borrow the jewelry before we could purchase it. So, that’s why you hear a lot of rumors where they say, ‘You don’t own that. You don’t own this. You borrow it. Da da da.’ Back in the days you’d say that a lot,” admits Slick Rick. “But it was true. But it’s not a bad thing; it’s just you have to sell yourself like ‘Cinderella.’” Slick Rick Shares A 30-Year-Old Song That Missed His Great Adventure (Audio) Later in the piece, he follows up with a personal example, “This was one of my first bracelets. I got it from Jacob The Jeweler too. I used to borrow this from Jacob until I purchased it.” The famed Manhattan jeweler arranged a payment plan for the Def Jam Records artist. Throughout, Rick’s wisdom about jewelry is accessible, regardless of class. He admits several times to not having the means to get the pieces he desired. However, he found a way to save up and make a play. Rick also offers some tips to people who may want to get some flash on a budget. Ricky also explains where he thinks the notion to wear so much bling came from. “Well, I’ve been in this jewelry game for a minute. Since the very beginning. You know, the only people that were before people like me and Rakim and Eric B. and them cats, was like Mr. T. So, Mr. T was our role model, before us.” Besides the A-Team star, he also cites Sammy Davis, Jr. as another inspiration too, especially displaying rings while holding the microphone. Slick Rick’s Children’s Story To Be Re-Released As Actual Children’s Book Rick shows a ring in his collection that resembles one of his earliest purchases. “When you’d look at my first pictures, you’d always see me with one ring on, or a bracelet. I didn’t have all this stuff yet.” Rick also says that he often upgraded his pieces in size, but also taking pieces and later encrusting them with diamonds. He says that he has also “dipped” older rings, bracelets, and necklaces to rose or white gold tints. It gave them a freshness for changing trends. On one table is Rick’s more extravagant modern purchases. On the other surface are some relics from Rick’s ’80s and ’90s run. This style icon reasons that big, flashy pieces have always been popular in places like New York City because they stand out from a distance. They show success and flare. He runs through his bejeweled eye-patches, gaudy rings, and humongous medallions, including one gift from his wife. Although he has a gold plate with a diamond-studded “scales of justice” and another with a 3D scorpion, he asserts that he is neither a Libra or Scorpio, but instead a Capricorn. Two of these astrological pieces were alter after purchase. He says he bought the justice piece from a Chinatown storefront display after years of it sitting there idler. The Ruler says he believes it may have belonged to a drug dealer who was never able to come back for his custom medallion. From Geto Boy To Golfing Man: Scarface Takes The Course (Video) At one point, Slick Rick displays an iced-out watch that he uses when he’s mingling with the well-to-do. Asked by GQ if the rectangular-faced watch is the famed Cartier, Rick replies, “It’s a Bronx-ier,” with a laugh. He does show off a custom Rolex with added rings around it. This one is another Jacob creation. Rick shows some of his specific pieces from the ’80s, including a Mary plate with a ruby, and other medallions. Rick goes on to breakdown why you always have to be adding to your collection. “As time evolved, you gotta get bigger—as you can see. This is a style that came out later, which made this look tiny. You see what I’m saying? Now, you walking around like this and you ain’t getting no respect. So what? Yeah, give it to your girl,” he says with a chuckle. It is just one of several lighthearted moments in the vignette. Rick describes purchasing a special diamond ring set for he and his wife after returning home from prison in 1997. He says he saw Doug E. Fresh wearing a similar ring and knew that he had to step his game up. E-40 Is 1 Of Hip-Hop’s Smartest Hustlers. He Breaks Down His Businesses Beyond Rap Last year, Def Jam released some special 30th-anniversary merchandise tied to Rick’s debut. They also dropped some new songs from the Great Adventures sessions that did not make the cut. He also worked with Black Eyed Peas on their latest album. Recently, Rick also made a cameo in Nas’ NASIR mini-movie.
The mother of Gucci Mane‘s 11-year-old son says she’s living on welfare and living in Section 8 housing while the boy’s famous father lives lavishly. Sheena Evans is seeking up to $20,000 in child support payments from the rapper and author, which would be an $18,000 increase.
A hearing was held this week in the case brought by Gucci’s baby mama, Sheena Evans, who sued seeking an increase in the monthly support from the current $2,026 a month to $20k for their 11-year-old son, Keitheon.
In video shot by Dennis Byron at the hearing, her lawyer spoke to the judge and said her client lives in Section 8 housing, is on government assistance, receives food stamps and is on Medicaid … all while Gucci is making millions.
In her suit filed last year, Evans argued the rapper was making a substantial amount more since leaving prison in 2011.
Gucci’s baby mama took issue with him spending a considerable amount of money on fine jewelry and says when the rapper got married, he spent in excess of $1 million for his wedding.
Gucci Mane’s side says that the rapper’s finances have not increased despite Evans’ claims and wants the case tossed out.