Protecting The Bag at Any Cost (No Homo)
Lately the hip-hop Axis of PC has been up in arms over the fact that Busta Rhymes has refused to talk to police about the killing of his "jewelry handler" Israel Hernandez. If only Bussa Bus would run his mouth to police, they seem to suggest, they could find the asshole who did this and the streets would be clear of a would-be jewel thief.
Of course, anyone who's ever seen the movie Entrapment, let alone the Woody Harrelson movie After the Sunset, knows good and well that you can't catch a jewel thief anyway. They're just that good. Furthermore, it should be obvious to careful students of hip-hop history that the police in this case could care less about finding the actual killer(s).
Here's a little factoid that some of you might not be aware of: Since hip-hop began, in 1993, roughly 30 or 50 rappers have been murdered. The number of these cases solved by the police? Exactly zero.
Instead, the police who surveil rap artists are primarily concerned with finding out who's holding the weed at any given time, per their mandate from the government. If they really gave a shit who was doing all of this shooting, they could just pay any random jig in lock-up $20, or whatever the going rate is, and get a whole list of people, complete with helpful annotations.
Busta Rhymes didn't want to talk to the cops because he's smart. He knows that the hip-hop police's feigned interest in the identity of this bag handler's killer is no more than a simple ploy to glean the contents of The Bag itself and its exact whereabouts. Cooperating with the police in this case, as in most cases, would serve no purpose other than to give them the drop on your stash.