A group of Brooklyn rappers and a street gang called the Pop Out Boyz boasted about their credit card scammer ring and actually recorded songs about their crimes. After blowing up their own spot on wax, the group’s operation was busted up after a year-long investigation.
As reported by the New York Daily News, 39 people in or affiliated with the Pop Out Boyz were charged Tuesday with a variety of charges related to the credit card scam ring. The paper reports that the people arrested and charged are linked closely with the Bloods street gang.
More from NYDN:
More than three dozen members of a Bloods-affiliated gang were charged Tuesday with running a $414,000 identity-theft ring focused on making purchases with stolen credit card accounts at Barneys, prosecutors said Tuesday.
In all, 39 gang members, who called themselves the “Pop Out Boys,” used stolen bank information it pulled from the Dark Web to create their own credit cards to shop at Barneys and Saks Fifth Avenue, said NYPD Inspector Joseph Dowling.
Their gang name referred to their flashy lifestyle. “They sort of pop out, wearing expensive clothes, a lot of popping the cork on champagne bottles,” Dowling said.
One defendant, Larry Dathan, raps under the name Big B’Z, Dowling said. In one song, “Trapping out da Uber,” he raps about using the car service for getting around while committing crimes.
The not-so-bright gang members released a song about their flashy criminal lifestyle as if Bobby Shmurda and the whole GS9 fiasco never happened. Safe to say these aren’t Ph.D. candidates.
If one must hear the struggle that is the song from the Pop Out Boyz titled “For A Scammer,” check it out below.