Some might say the perpetrators of last week’s robbery at Yung Joc’s Atlanta studio came up on a sweet lick (street slang for easy theft). The stick-up men behind the crime got away with over $70,000 in equipment by simply forcing their way into the studio at gunpoint then making off with all the high-tech machinery.
Now the Atlanta rapper is putting to rest rumors that the heist was an inside job, a part of a grand insurance scam.
During an interview with WSB TV, Joc denied that he had anything to do with the robbery in which he also lost tons of unreleased music, including tracks with Lil Wayne, Jasmine Sullivan and Pitbull.
“I’ve been seeing stories where people say this is about insurance fraud,” Joc said. “The truth is, I did not have insurance. I was in the process of deciding who I wanted an insurance policy with.”
Joc is now desperate to at least recover his hard drive that contained music he planned to release on his tentatively titled album Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood. The Atlanta native, who broke on the rap scene in 2006 with his ubiquitous hit “It’s Going Down” has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the armed robbers.
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