(AllHipHop News) Prior to AllHipHop’s EXCLUSIVE interview with Calvin Klein Bacote, he spoke to hundreds of inmates at Rikers Island. In the second part of our interview with Bacote, he imparts his view on why the often glamorized life of crime does not pay.
Two of the Best Picture nominees from the 2014 Academy Awards were based on criminal enterprises (American Hustle, Wolf of Wall Street) and Hip Hop itself has celebrated former criminals. Bacote has served numerous years in prison and explains how you could not pay him to do crime:
Nine times out of 10 you get caught. You have to pay for your lawyer. You have to do substantial amount of time. Inside, if you man enough, you still going to be able to save some of the money you have that’s going to go to your family. Then on top of that, you going to do multiple years in jail. So, crime is not….you can’t pay me to do crime right now. I can go out there right now and get a couple hundred thousands or something like that. But, with my luck, crime don’t pay.
Calvin Klein Bacote released his first book Neighborhoods Under Siege: Memoirs of a Brooklyn Don this past February. The book is currently available online and in bookstores.
Check out the full second part of AllHipHop’s EXCLUSIVE interview with Calvin Klein Bacote below: