By Zahid Maqbool
Walking down the street it is no longer enough to speak in rap. The gold rings mean nothing. Nor do the chains. There are two types of people out there. Those that carry and those that are dead. Bang bang.
La pistola. The Ultimate Badge of Honour. It says more than anything else. Who cares about the police? I own the streets and people fear me. And they should. I am the law. Disrespect me at your own peril. Bang bang.
Well the car, phatt whip, ride, ma wheels or ‘gadhi’ is the star. To have a mad bad car is THE priority coz on the streets true respect is born by the badness of ya car. The faster, the higher the brake horse power, the bigger the wheels, the meaner the better.
lmran Younis and Sajid lqbal
Are you a gangster wannabe?
Gangsterism means the way of life of a gangster. The word isnâ€™t used much though, especially not by gangsters. Some donâ€™t wish to call their way of life anything whilst others make a song and dance about it by using catchy words like â€˜Thug Lifeâ€™ and M.O.B or call themselves playas, pimps, hustlas, souljahs and the list goes on.
Is there heaven for a 'G'? Remember me,
so many homies in tha cemetery…
I know my destiny is hell, where did I fail? My life is in denial
And when I Die, baptised in Eternal Fire
…shed so many tears.
The lyrics of one of the most admired 'gangster rappers' today. A chap, who at 24, was shot to death. They call him Tu Pac - everyone's favourite gangster.
Today because of the likes of Tu Pac, Biggy, Eminem and Puff Daddy we have the biggest disease and the biggest cancer, which is spreading and destroying the nation.
It is destroying the Muslim younger generation and it's knocking on your door! You've guessed it? It's called being a big-time gangster.