After the machine-gun styled introduction, but before the beat drops, the Geer Gang Crips who appear in a music video for a local gangster rap song have a message they'd like for you – and probably the police and maybe parole officers and judges and whoever else might be concerned – to know.
“The guns used in this music video are not real !! These props are being used for entertainment only,” the white text on a black background reads.
*Warning, the language and imagery in the video might be offensive to some.
The “Official Music Video Lil Rob (C.r.i.p)” was uploaded to YouTube on July 23 and, since, has garnered 3,556 views (four of them are mine and one is from my colleague Nolan Rosenkrans). It's almost five minutes long, though the actual song, which has been out for close to two years, is only about two minutes long. Next is a lot of unintelligible yelling and gun flashing and money fanning and gang-sign throwing. Then there's a “bonus track” to round out the video.
“It go R.I.P. we done killed the Bloods. Shout out to the real Crips that don't give a [expletive]. And if a slob get robbed he better give it up 'cause I ain't never been a lame, I was trained to bust,” is Lil Rob's first verse. The second verse you might remember from last year when I wrote about the ongoing battle-rap series that led to the death of La'Quan Dunbar.
“Load up the straps it's time for a murder scene. Some BK [expletive], I ain't talkin' about Burger King.”
“The Crips have killed Bloods and Lil Rob would like to give a special shout out to the Crips who don't care. If a Blood is being robbed, he should comply with said robber's demands because Lil Rob says he has never backed down and is trained to shoot. … Get your guns loaded, it's time to kill someone, and by someone I mean a Blood.”
“BK,” in this reference, means Blood killer. Just so you know.
Geer Gang Crips are, obviously, affiliated with the Crips. They're settled in the BUMA area – Bancroft Street, Upton Avenue, Monroe Street, and Auburn Avenue. Much of their activity does, or at least has, centered in the 2000 block of Auburn Avenue.