It was 50 Cent who once said, “If my record don’t sell, I’mma rob and steal.”
These crooks robbed before their record even released.
Maryland cops are searching for a pair of wannabe rappers who robbed a recording studio just minutes after they finished laying down a track there, according to NBC Washington. At about 1 a.m. on Thursday, the unidentified thieves recorded a song called “Larry Hoover”, apparently dedicated to famous Chicago gangster King Larry, at Copy Catz in Laurel.
After they finished, they left for a few minutes — but came back with guns. They demanded that everyone sit down and started taking valuables.
They made off with an undisclosed amount of items and cash from the studio, and Copy Catz didn’t return calls for comment by press time. Investigators’ only piece of evidence is the song itself.
“What we’re looking for is the voice recognition,” Laurel police spokesman Pete Piringer told the station. “Maybe someone will recognize their voices or know this tune or know who these fellas are.”
It’s important to note that the video clip below not only has a taste of the song, but a clip by NBC Washington’s Pat Collins, who, as DCist points out, is just plain awesome:
“If you have the time, please do watch the report filed by Pat Collins. It’s, well, classic Collins, and even includes a snippet of the song. It’s not very good. In fact, you could say its criminally bad.”
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What a strange – and heartless – crime. To steal another’s creartive vision is an unimaginable violation.