Rich Homie Quan Now Rethinks His Lyrics Since YSL RICO Case
The Atlanta rapper said rap lyrics "don't gotta be shoot 'em up bang bang" all the time.
Rich Homie Quan has said he now rethinks how he writes his lyrics in the wake of the YSL RICO Case, mostly because he doesn’t want his children to get the wrong idea about their father.
Quan’s comments were made on Sway’s Universe, and come as Young Thug, Gunna and 28 other YSL affiliates sit behind bars as part of an ongoing RICO case against them, with the prosecution saying they plan to use multiple songs from the rap collective’s catalog to prove they were all part of an organized street gang.
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The prosecution is defending its use of lyrics in the courtroom as it believes Thug’s words in particular are “preserving, protecting and enhancing the reputation, power, and territory of the enterprise [YSL].” Lyrics will be pulled from songs such as “Anybody,” “Take it to Trial,” “Ski” featuring Gunna and “Slatty.”
Sway asked Rich Homie Quan to share his thoughts on the whole ordeal, and the Atlanta rapper admitted that what’s happening in his hometown has him stressed about creating his art.
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“Well, for one I really feel that we should protect Black art,” Quan said. “Music is music. A lot of those songs are made from the third person anyway. I could have saw it, you could have saw it, and I also wanna say free Thugger man. Free YFN Lucci too. ‘Cause at the same time man those guys still got families. They got daughters and mothers that depend on them so I wouldn’t want nobody in them situation.”
He continued: “But I stay away from it. I watch what I say like I said earlier. My kids are getting older they can google me … so I care about what I’m saying in these songs, ’cause I know they’re listening and they gon