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New FBI Report Says Gangs Using Rap Groups To Launder Money, Recruit Members


(AllHipHop News) The FBI has released its 2011 report on gangs and gang activity in the United States and according to the government, rap music is being used to recruit new members.

The report, which was released earlier this week, details the activity of gang members around the country, the growth of gangs in the United States, their preferred method of crime, and how they are recruiting new members.

According to the FBI, rap music is integral to the process of recruiting new gang members.

“Gangster rap gangs, often comprised of juveniles, are forming and are being used to launder drug money through seemingly legitimate businesses,” according to the report.

The report claims that gang members often host legitimate events that serve a double purpose: to launder money and recruit new members.

“Juvenile gang members in some communities are hosting parties and organizing special events which develop into opportunities for recruiting, drugs, sexual exploitation, and criminal activities,” the report says.

The report doesn’t stop there.

According to the FBI, the Insane Clown Posse’s fan base known as “Juggalos,” has officially been branded a “hybrid gang.”

“Open source reporting suggest that a small number of Juggalos are forming more organized subsets and engaging in more gang-like criminal activity, such as felony assaults, thefts, robberies, and drug sales social networking websites are a popular conveyance for Juggalo sub-culture to communicate and expand.”

According to the report, gangs are also using Facebook, Twitter and other websites across the Internet, to recruit new members.

“Gangs are becoming increasingly savvy and are embracing new and advanced technology to facilitate criminal activity and enhance their criminal operations Prepaid cell phones, social networking and microblogging websites, VoiP systems, virtual worlds, and gaming systems enable gang members to communicate globally and discreetly,” the report reads. “Gangs are also increasingly employing advanced countermeasures to monitor and target law enforcement while engaging in a host of criminal activity are becoming increasingly savvy and are embracing new and advanced technology to facilitate criminal activity and enhance their criminal operations. Prepaid cell phones, social networking and microblog- ging websites, VoiP systems, virtual worlds, and gaming systems enable gang members to communicate globally and discreetly.”

The report said gang members are also using countermeasures to monitor and target law enforcement.

Check out the report here.

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  • These motherfuggers stay treating a brain tumor with an aspirin. Blame everything but their fugged up economy they created.

  • bs_hater1

    Next,they gonna report that ALIENS caused the recession or the toothfairy wrecked the economy. FBI-Federal-Bullshit-Investigations!

  • Michael Burmeister

    And this is how I will forever remember the Obama administration…he is the ENEMY.

    Ron Paul in 2012…END THE FED!

  • Best Comment Advanced Dialogue

    THEY CREATE A LOT OF OUR PROBLEMS AND PRETEND TO BE THE “GOOD GUYS”. GO ON YOUTUBE AND WATCH SOME OF THOSE VIDEOS WHERE EX-BLACK OPS ARE SAYING THAT THE CIA AND FBI BRING THE DRUGS AND GIVE THEM TO KIDS. I HEARD THAT BY THE TIME THAT ALL OF THE TAX MONEY THEY RECEIVE IS SPENT THAT NONE OF IT GOES TO ANYTHING RELATED TO HELPING US. I ALSO SEEN SOME STUFF THAT SAYS THAT AFTER N.W.A. CAME OUT AND GOT POPULAR THAT THE RECORD EXECS TOOK ADVANTAGE SO THAT THEY COULD KEEP US DOWN. THEY SAID THAT THEY JUST FIND RAPPERS THAT WILL SELL OUT REAL QUICK AND PORTRAY THE “GANGSTER LIFE”. ALL THAT DID WAS TURN INTO AN INFECTION SO THAT WE COULD END UP HOW WE ARE NOW, -IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY. THAT’S WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTED, DON’T BE FOOLED! 

  • Hybrid Entertainment

    you mean to tell me that out of this fbi report the only example they could use was Insane clown posse i dont even consider them rap they need to gtfoh wit the slander and bullshit

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  • R_REAL_TALK

    THIS IS OLD NEWS TO US NOTHING NEW ALL YOU GOT TO DO IS LOOK AT THE RAP GAME TODAY WITHOUT NAMING NAMES AND LOOK AT THESE FAKE FF?AGS CLAIMING SOMETHING THEY NOT THATS LIKE 95 PERCENT THE RAP GAME DONT GET MAD YALL NO ITS THE TRUTH EITHER YOUR A REAL OG OR A STUDIO GANGSTER AND LET ME TELL YALL SOMETHING AND DONT COME BACK WITH THE B?ULLSS?HIT TALK A REAL REAL GANSTA DONT RAP PERIOD IN OF DISCUSSION????

     P.S ALL THESE RAPPERS OUT HERE WITH THAT B?ANG SWAG LOOK YALL THE STUDIO GANGSTERS BOTTOM LINE AND THATS LIKE 98 PERCENT OF EVERYBODY YEAH I SAID IT   

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    • scullyson

      LOL, Right, Its not like  as if they uncovered this bombshell, explosive industry secret. smh. And for the record they are still peons in the grand scheme of things when it comes to the big loot. DONT GET IT F’ed up..Theres profit in ignorance so why not profit off the ignant? Ni99az aint no gangsta’sand the FBI are well aware of this…lmao

    • Hank Godwin

      “In of discussion”…?  I think you mean end.

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  • FUK ICP THEY NOT EVEN RAP THEY BULLSHIT WANNABE I REALLY HATE ICP I HOPE THEY SEE THIS AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT REAL TALK TO ME THEY CAN’T RAP WORTH OF SHIT!!!!

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  • water_ur_seeds

    They only just realized ‘gangsters’ launder money thru labels??? lol

    lol @ icp being used as an example haha

    fck insane clown pussies and fbi

  • scullyson

    The real gangstaz are old and passed away. These newbies are just new breed thugz. Thats all…case closed

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  • YaheardSyndicate

    How can The F.B.I be so behind? You can listen to any county in America’s police scanners on your phone. Are they just realizing this? However, some youth activities and parties, are harmless, we don’t want them to start targeting anyone who comes together to throw an event. Thats like saying if a punk rock promoter puts together a festival, its gang activity. F.B.I. needs to investigate Wall Street.

  • Gangs didn’t bomb the most developed African nation and kill 50,000 Libyans to steal some oil. 

    WE KNOW who the real gangs are. (NATO)  U.S., France & Terrible Britain.

    THE FBI SOLD GUN TOO THE GANGS AND CARTELS IN MEXICO. (FAST & FURIOUS) 

    WHY ISN’T THE  FBI WORRIED ABOUT THAT???????????

  • GANGSTA RAPPERS CREATED GANGS???? WOW!!! 

    SO NWA STARTED GANGS BECAUSE GANGSTA RAP STARTED IN THE EARLY 90s AND THE GANGS STARTED IN THE 70s

  • ALIVE & WELL11/08/2011

  • Those U.S. Army advertisements on ALLHIPHOP’s home page worries me more.

    • scullyson

      LOL, Yeah right like they in need of a few good men .

    • Dat’s some real sh1t!!!`

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  • Lord Saltsworth McGinty III

    Bullshit. They need something that will keep them their jobs.

  • Ntr

    Anything to try and keep Americans in fear. And Juggalos are used in the perpetuating of that fear too. Especially when, in reality, Juggalos are no one near a gang. But hey it keeps their white, liberal parents and communities in fear. That’s all that matters to our government and entities under their control now… 

    F-E-A-R. Historically, all failing governments resort to it to keep a hold on their slipping power and influence. Ours is no different.

  • I actually don’t agree with this report. I think its bull, gangs are dying for the most part. But I do worry when Lil Wayne yells out “Soo Woo”. Its a form of recruiting.

  • mike malarkey

    how many times did that person prestige to get that gold ak?

  • So let me get break this down. Because of hip-hop gangs are using the internet/PS3/Xbox/facebook/twitter/youtube/backpage/craiglist/myspace/any other damn social network to discuss drug related operations and possible sell and distruibution of drugs and guns. Also they are using the form of legitimate record companies and other hip-hop related businesses to use as fronts for “cleaning the money” they get. WTF!!?? you mean to tell me that Hip-hop is responsible for all that…FBI you are dumb as F**K. Why?…1st, drugs have been around longer then hiphop. 2nd, people have been finding ways of getting around the system sense drug/guns became profitable. 3rd, hip hop did not create these social networks in which drug syndicates are using to get around your stupid ass report. 4th, Music and drugs go hand in hand way before hip hop was even born.Check the 70’s bro you mutha f**kers were high for years on end, even before that people were getting drugs through connections in music in the 60’s and 50’s. 5th, you mean to tell me that all other forms of businesses are not working as fronts for drugs/guns/sex/and money laundering…get the f**k outta here!! you better off going to your local message parlor and finding sex/drugs.
    Get your education up and learn something…

    • scullyson

      Lest not forget drugs and wall st, and Real estate and on and on…….

  • ⚡ENERGIZER⚡ISM

    Hip Hop still Enemy #1!!

  • Horain Small

    Y’all seem to be missing the bigger picture on this whole post.

    Now the babylon will have just cause to break up the lil BBQ and House Party us black folks be hosting,
    When i was a kid, the cops needed probable cause to search me, now they can cite terrorism to illegally search us,
    Before cops broke up parties due to noise complaints, now they will break it up due to suspecting gang activity,
    Y’all need to open up and see the message being sent.

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  • NexGin

    Duh.. No shit sherlock

  • I am one of the founders of one of the largest Juggalo websites on the net. At this point as an American all I can do is hang my head in shame after reading this. I really hate to inform the FBI but on our site (which we have video and text chat rooms) we have members from every walk of life from homeless (yes homeless people can get internet access too) to blue collar workers to members of our own military serving in Iraq!! Yes our own military serving our country in A WAR ZONE!! Out of the 2 years we have ran our sites we have had to ban MAYBE 10 people for hate, which by the way we do not tolerate hate in any form. Yet I can not count the number of people who have come on who have needed help. Not help from committing violence but from being the subject of violence at the hands of people who discriminated against them. To those who do not understand what it means to be a Juggalo or Juggalette it means a support group of peers when you need someone to be there to help you through hard times. We do act as a “Family” in the capacity of someone to lean on. There has been many of incidents where someone has logged on to the site who wanted to commit suicide and several of our long time members have helped them through their problems. As to Juggalos discriminating against Gay or Lesbians is way off several of the Juggalos and Juggalettes I know are gay, bi-sexual, or transgendered which we proudly support.
          To the simple fact of the FBI now classifies us as a gang, can we get real. In any (and I do mean any) group there will be those who give a group a bad name, there will be trouble makers, there will be those who are out to further their own agenda through violence and criminal activity. This does not mean the group as a whole is a criminal group. I recall after hurricane Katrina that several of the remaining members of New Orleans Police Department committed acts of violence, theft and even murder for their own gains. Those members of New Orleans PD have or are now standing trial, yet by the FBI’s own guidelines of if a few out of a group commit crimes then the group as a whole should be classified as a  gang then all Police departments should be held to the same standards. Same should apply to churches when the pastor molests a child, or members of government when they take “kickbacks” or bribes. As a teenager I had extensive experience with gangs (all-be it this was almost 20 years ago now) and Juggalos hold nothing in common with Gangster Disciples, Bloods, or Crypts. We are more akin to the hippies of the 60’s and 70’s than anything else as a group in whole. Most (not all) do believe in legalization of marijuana, which as of my last check polls showed over 50% of Americans shared that same view. As for “hardcore” illegal drugs I can only speak for our site which we do NOT condone in any way and which most of our 6000 members agree with. We believe in love and peace not violence and robbery, we believe in support not hate or discrimination, and in these things most of our 6000 members agree as well.
    As a site yes we have had our own problems with peoples views of Juggalos and even with views of smaller sites of Juggalos. This only furthers the idea not all Juggalos are alike and not all have the same views. Yet I would say as being one of the largest groups on the internet that by percentage we show a good representation of Juggalos as a whole. Which by the way our biggest complaint against us is we are an “ADULT ONLY” community and most of the complaints and “hate” sites refer more to the appearance of some of our members being over weight or unattractive in their view than anyone’s behavior.  Even Violent J of ICP puts out a yearly letter of tolerance and love among Juggalos and how the violence and hate sickens him.
          In closing all I can say is if you believe Juggalos are a “Gang” please come check us out we are AdultJuggalos.net and I extend that invite to the FBI as well. Much Clown LOVE!!! 

  • jefe941

    There aren’t many REAL gangstaz left…..I see all these lil kids wearin red flagz and soo-woopin in da club, but they really not bout dat life at all…..Wayne, Jim Jones, Game, Birdman….all these niggaz paid to get down so they make it sound good to these dumb cats out here…..now that i’m grown and outta that lifestyle I feel good cuz if I was still bangin I’d have to touch one of these jitz…..real real real real spit!!!

  • jefe941

    Niggaz do NOT gangbang online…..if u see em postin sets and writin dumb shit 9 times outta 8 they fake….

  • tonyrios

    That Golden AK 47 picture was taken in a Mexican drug cartel bust in Mexico. They caught a capo with Colombian women imported to Mexico I guess the Mexican druglords ask their Colombian druglord associates to bring them Colombian women.

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