Virginia police reopen 2007 cold case after linking local rapper's rhyme to crime.
In hip hop, "keeping it real" can establish credibility, but for up-and-coming Virginia rhymer Antwain Donta Steward the only thing his murderous bars led to was a murder wrap.
Steward, who goes by the rap name Twain Gotti, was recently arrested and charged with the double murder of Christopher Horton, 16, and Brian Dean, 20. The victims were gunned down on Horton's front porch in 2007. According to The Daily Press, Steward's own lyrics from a 2011 YouTube video may have been what led to his arrest.
The song of interest is called "Hip Full of Gun," on which Steward describes killing someone, adding in specific details that bare striking similarities to one of the 2007 murders. In their affidavit, police included the lyrics:
"Everybody saw when I [expletive] choked him. But nobody saw when I [expletive] smoked him, roped him, sharpened up the shank then I poked him…had me crackin up so I joked him, it is betweezy six feet ova, too ya [expletive] with my money I'll roast ya."
According to local NBC affiliate WAVY, Steward was arrested back in 2011 in connection with a drive-by shooting that was non-fatal.
Steward is being held in the Newport News City Jail without bond, facing charges that include two counts of felony murder, one count of unlawfully discharging a firearm and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. His next court date is Oct. 2.
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