50 Cent and the G-Unit of Trinidad

March 7, 2008 at 6:57 am (Music, Trinidad)

I’ve carefully followed the careers and lyrics of the Jamaican Dancehall artist Mavado and American Rap artists 50 Cent/G Unit since they came on the music scene.

I predicted that they would both be stars..but more so 50 Cent because he is a little more versatile, being able to collaborate with artists outside of his genre like Justin Timberlake. However, I don’t support the content of most of his music, i.e violence, gangs, sex. I thought that evidence to prove that the popularity of his negative music has a bolstering effect on crime levels and the audacious nature of criminals in Trinidad was impossible..until, almost as if it were only for the sole purpose of proving me wrong :

G-Unit Gang Strikes

“Police believe the hit was carried out by the notorious G-Unit gang, a group which started in Port-of-Spain and has spread its tentacles into the East-West corridor”.

Another G-Unit Member Gunned Down

“Julien is the third G Unit member to be killed within the past two weeks.

Sources said following the September 16 killing of G Unit leader Kerwyn “Fresh” Phillip, there has been an internal struggle in the gang for the leadership position. However, the struggle intensified after it was learned that people from within the gang were responsible for Phillip’s murder.

Following this disclosure, the G Unit gang became divided, with Julien leading a “fragmented section”. “

Wow. They even have their own splinter cells. Yes. Trinidad has its very own G-UNIT gang that’s going around killing people…CLEARLY influenced by the music of 50 Cent and G-Unit. Even though these people may have still been doing this in a parallel world where there is no 50 Cent or G-Unit, calling themselves the Dave Matthews Band or something, the fact that they have modeled or arguably, are modeling, themselves after artists who produce such music as 50 Cent or G-Unit proves that their music is not having a positive effect on Trinidad, or just young people in general. How could it with lines such as :

I got X
Meth and slabs of cocaine
So the feds wanna search
It’s like arabs boardin’ tha planes


Nigga, I’m high all the time…
I smoke that good shit.
I stay high all the time…
Man I’m on some hood shit


You cross me and you gon’ make a cemetary visit
That’s gangsta, you know me I told it, cuz I live it


Teflon, kevlar, need to wrap it round your chest
You pop off they pop back and you get left a bloody mess
Mac 11 mac 10 time for some action
Dump a clip out this bitch and see how niggaz act then

Everything’s cooler than a fan till you rolled on
Have you in the I.C.U. tryin to hold on
Niggas in the waitin room been waitin so long
Till they hear the flatline the doc say he’s gone, he’s gone (Ha ha, that’s fucked up!!!)
Well he knew that could happen fuckin with the kid
This is graveyard music right here ya dig?
This is not competition this is murder

We “dig” you loud and clear. You make violent, negative, fucked-up music that is dangerous for young impressionable minds to listen to. Out of 5 songs that I randomly picked, 3 are about guns, shooting guns, or atleast killing someone and 2 are about drugs. The rest would be about sex, the ghetto, or how rich he is.

In light of the current crime situation, Trinidad should explore some measure of censorship of music such as 50 Cent’s…maybe even do it the Iranian way and ban the thing altogether :
Iran Bans Rap Music

People need to understand that everyone is different. You may say that you’re normal and you don’t kill or maim people yet you listen to 50 Cent and G-Unit and their genre of music, but there are frustrated, foolish people out there for who listening to such music may be the last push towards them committing a crime.

Freedom of speech, artist expression, “music doesn’t cause violence, people do” – my ass. There is a fricking gang of criminals calling themselves G-Unit for shit’s sake. Its time to do something…………before an all-out war erupts among the Flipmode squad from Felicity, Dipset gang from Diego Martin, St. Lunatics crew from St. Augustine, D12 from Chaguanas and The Eastside Boyz from San Juan…….

Flipmode Squad
St. Lunatics

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1 Comment

  1. 50 Cent and G-Unit said,

    […] Ron in L.A. wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptI’ve carefully followed the careers and lyrics of the Jamaican Dancehall artist Mavado and American Rap artists 50 Cent/G Unit since they came on the music scene. I predicted that they would both be stars..but more so 50 Cent because he is a little more versatile, being able to collaborate with artists outside of his genre like Justin Timberlake. However, I don’t support the content of most of his music, i.e violence, gangs, sex. I thought that evidence to prove that the popularity of his negative music has a bolstering effect on crime levels and the audacious nature of criminals in Trinidad was impossible..until, almost as if it were only for the sole purpose of proving me wrong : G-Unit Gang Strikes “Police believe the hit was carried out by the notorious G-Unit gang, a group which started in Port-of-Spain and has spread its tentacles into the East-West corridor”. […]

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