Members of Cali act Above
The Law, Big Hutch and KM. D, have responded to what they deem sensationalism
and unfair reporting by media outlets regarding the arrest and conviction of
Anthony "DJ K-OSS" Stewart, a friend and co-founder of the group.
In a statement to AllHipHop.com, the group members said, “We must state
that although we [don ’t] condone the actions that our brother and friend
has taken, we don’t condone the way that he and Above The Law has been
recently portrayed by those in the media. K-OSS is not a drug dealer, drug user,
nor surrounds his children around drugs and weapons, regardless of what has
been printed in the media.”
Last month, DJ K-OSS, was arrested in Riverside California and charged with
several counts of drug possession and child-endangerment. Mistakenly, the group
says that DJ K-OSS was found guilty under the law via his association with people
close to him. “He was at the wrong place at the wrong time and became friends
with those who truly weren’t friends with him,” they said.
Big Hutch and KM. G say they have sought the best legal representation for their
friend and continue to support him despite their current situation.
The group also stated that the media totally misinterpreted the meaning behind
their upcoming album title, The Diary of a Drug Dealer. "With this
new album, we hope that our listeners will see and become better educated to
the ugly side of drugs, death, and destruction,” Hutch said.
Above The Law, well known for showing the gritty side of street life, also chastised
their peers for their lyrical content. “Too many rappers have been glorifying
and promoting drug dealing and usage as if it’s a badge of honor.”
Above The Law’s Diary of a Drug Dealer will drop later this year
on The Row Records.
On April 12th, 2002 Anthony "DJ K-OSS" Stewart will face a judge for