Crown J is Gangsta!

8 Dec

Big ups to Brian in Jeollanam-Do for the heads up on this story. I couldn’t keep myself from posting about it.

It appears that Korean and American rap artists have more in common than I thought.

Last week,  K-rapper  Crown J was arrested in Seoul for smoking weed during his recent stay in Atlanta, GA, where he was recording songs for an upcoming album release.

To be honest, this is the first time I’ve ever heard of  Crown J since arriving in Korea a few months ago. He’s released several albums since he debuted in 2006 and also appeared on a reality TV show.

Apparently, the fuzz grabbed him up soon after he arrived at Incheon International Airport and immediately made him drop a piss test, looking for evidence of  “drug taking.”

From The Korean Herald:

…Crown J had been buying the drug from international sources since May 2010 while residing in Atlanta, and shared it with some other Koreans. The police are now looking for further information.

This shit blows my mind.

I know Korea has some strict drug laws, but this has got to be one of the only places where you can get arrested–after the fact– upon returning home, for smoking a couple of joints in a completely different country. Also, I’d really like to know how the hell the authorties found out he was smoking in the first place? And sharing it with other Koreans? Unless Crown Jizzle was dumb enough to record the act and post it on the internet, I fail to see how they would have ever known, that is, unless one of his cronies is stone cold snitch. Check your homies, Crown J, check your homies.

Assuming Crown J is familiar with Korea’s drug policies, maybe the question that needs to be asked is: why blaze up in the first place? Peer pressure? Street credibility? If it’s the latter of the two, he’s going about it all wrong.

If you want street cred in an American commercial rap market, you either have to A. Get shot, B. Get caught with guns in your possession, or C. Be a member of the Wu Tang Clan.

Either way, I feel sorry for the kid.

Here in Korea, he’ll probably be shunned out of the public eye for a while, negating the possibility of a successful album release. In the states, even with a drug charge, I doubt he’ll see commercial success. Sadly, his music just isn’t that good–even by shitty mainstream standards.

But what the hell do I know?

Check it out for yourself.

Ciao,

Kimchi Dreadlocks

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6 Responses to “Crown J is Gangsta!”

  1. travis December 8, 2010 at 11:41 PM #

    simply having an illegal drug in your bloodstream counts as possession in korea.

    if it’s still in his system, then he’s as guilty as getting caught with a ounce bag.

    • mr. marty mcTy December 10, 2010 at 3:46 AM #

      Yo son, he’s whack as hell but I guess somebody has to hold it down for Korea’s south side. Good post cuz, keep up the good work.

  2. 3gyupsal December 9, 2010 at 8:59 AM #

    I’m pissed off because this story made me feel sorry for him too. I’ve heard of Korean people going to Amsterdam and getting arrested when they come back to Korea with drugs in their blood.

    That said, I don’t know if the bud he smoked was for street cred, I think the black people he put in his videos for that. Frankly, I’m surprised that being from Atlanta and all, he didn’t throw a “Dirty South,” reference into his songs. Besides that the lyrics to Korean raps aren’t so much gangsta as much as they are emo.

    • Kimchi Dreadlocks December 9, 2010 at 10:39 AM #

      Yeah, you’re probably right. Smoking pot doesn’t get you much street credit anyways. And I agree. A dirty South reference would have been fitting, are at least he should have thrown up the “A.” Where’s the A town Love?

      • 3gyupsal December 9, 2010 at 2:19 PM #

        He did say he was “So fresh and so clean,” perhaps an acknowledgement of Outkast.

  3. blackchild December 14, 2010 at 4:01 PM #

    they use to do random drug test to English teachers who went on vacation to certain countries.

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