Over 20 Alleged Bronx Gang Members Arrested With Help Of Rap Music Videos

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The NYPD used rap music videos to help lead to the arrests of 20 alleged Bronx gang members.

Over 20 alleged Bronx gang members have been arrested by the New York Police Department with the help of rap music videos. Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark announced the arrests on Thursday.

The alleged gang members were brought in for an 82-count indictment which includes 32 violent crimes committed during a three-year stretch, as reported by the NY Daily News.

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“It was senseless violence,” Clark said. “It was beefs and slights and disrespects that all drove some of these incidents.”

Among the crimes that the gang members are being charged with are murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, assault, and grand larceny. They are said to be affiliated with the G-Side/Drilly gang.

As for the music videos, the DA claims that rapper Lee Drilly, who is listed among the group, bragged about committing the crimes on his 2021  single, “BET." The track has garnered over 250,000 views on YouTube.

“We’re doing all that we can to deal with and battle the guns scourge that is happening here in the Bronx,” Clark said. “But more must be done to deviate these young people from the life of gangs and senseless violence. We do need to do more.”

The arrests come as New York City mayor Eric Adams has committed to stopping gun violence in the city.

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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.