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Rap Song on Credit Card Scheme Tells Broader Tale, Prosecutors Say
- James C. McKinley Jr. for New York Times June 1st, 2016
- Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/02/nyregion/rappers-based-lyrics-on-their-credit-card-fraud-prosecutors-say.html?_r=1
Pop Out Boyz, a rap collective from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, took their lyrics from real life when they released a single this spring all about the material rewards of a crime not often mentioned in urban pop music — credit card fraud, prosecutors said.
The song, titled “For a Scammer,” was rooted in experience, the prosecutors said. Members of the group and their associates have been indicted in Manhattan on grand larceny charges, accused of stealing more than $250,000 worth of luxury goods from Barneys and Saks Fifth Avenue over the last year.