Lil Jay posted a personal vlog shedding more light on his stance on the BDK movement.
“I’m the king of this s--- man on folks nem,” Jay said. “Any n****a who say anything, you gotta come through me. Chicago is my city. I ain’t even gotta flex or none of that s**t. N****s already know what it is.”
Jay went on to clarify his stance on the BDK movement.
“And all that BDK s**t, I’m still BDK. Motherf*****rs know I’m BDK to the opps,” said. “I know BDs, f**k you talking about. There’s a couple n****s in the BDK movement that’s BDs, so n****s better know I ain’t scared of nobody. Don’t nobody put no f*****g fear in my heart. I’m Double O n***a on folks nem. N****a know about me. F**k fame, no talking man. Foenem, shout out to the real n****s. All them fu fu n****s, kick rocks.”
The “Clout Lord” rapper sparked much spirited debate throughout the weekend over the topic of ending the BDK movement.
Lil Jay went on a passionate rant telling his squad and others to see the bigger picture- money.
“The Bdk Movement Is Over It’s All About [Money] Nd Plus I Rock Wit Sum Bd’s
“I Kno The real Bd’s Them N----- All About Money,” he wrote.
“ThinkAboutIt,” he added.
Jay’s call to end the BDK movement was met with some opposition, but the “Turn Up” rapper quickly shot them down.
“Mf Say What They Wanna Say Imma Be Rich At The End Of The Day Nd U Goofies Still gne be Gossiping Bums
“Nobody Put Fear In My Heart N----- Kno Wat I Do,” he wrote.
But Jay did clarify he is not changing his position on his direct enemies.
“I’m Only 600k 300k tymbk Oblockk Anybody Rockin Wit Them U A Opp Other Than That Stay in yo lane Nd Get U Sum F----- Money
“I’m Still Bdk To The Opps Doe But Every Bd Is Not A Opp
“I’m Still Bdk To The Opps On Tooka That Will Neva Stop,” he wrote.
Bricksquad rapper and producer Smylez echoed similar sentiment months ago in a Facebook post.
The “No Snitching” rapper wrote he is separating music business from street business. His focus, too, is making money to get out of the hood.
“im startin not to give a f*ck no more cuz at the end my homies not gone feed me and my family I am, so ima rockn with what ever’s gonna benefit me from now on!
“…im rockin with who ever rockin with me! #069 #jojoworld #leagueboii,” he wrote.
“music business is music business and street business is street business! Im rapping to get out the hood, im not rapping to kill all oppz!” he wrote.
P. Rico never said he was no longer BDK, but his focus is making money and “building” for his family.
“STOP KILLING &START BUILDING PIDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #JOJOGANG,” he wrote.
Swagg Dinero has long seen the bigger picture in branding himself and starting his business OsoArrogant clothing.
He mused on the idea of dropping his BDK stance. But like Jay, his hatred toward his direct enemies will never change. He said he would always be “300K.”
“I Might not always Be #BDK forever, But on JoJo, On everything i love, Imma ALWAYS BE 300k Take it how u want to, Ion give no F---
“If you a real n---- you’ll understand dat. I been locked up for da last 80 Hours yall. All n---- do is think up in there. I jst got out 6AM,” he wrote.
Lil Mister agreed with Swagg, saying life was too short.
“@SwaggDinero #STR8UP Too Short,” he wrote.
It was Swagg’s brother Lil JoJo who popularized the phrase “BDK,” an acronym for Black Disciple Killer. The phrase took on a life of its own following the release of the viral street anthem ‘3HunnaK,” where JoJo raps, “These ni**as claim 300, but we BDK.”
Lil JoJo, born Joseph Coleman, met his demise Sept. 4, 2012 after he was gunned down in a drive-by shooting while riding on the back pegs of a friend’s bike.
The BDK movement grew to astronomical levels following JoJo’s death. Many souls have been lost on the streets since.
Lil Jay’s post shows significant growth in his grind as a businessman. Jay previously commented his much anticipated mixtape “Clout Lord” would lower the crime and encourage everyone to get money.
The Gangster Disciples and Black Disciples were once united at one point in their short history.
The Black Gangster Disciple Nation was founded by Larry Hoover and David Barksdale in 1969.
Hoover and friends formed “The Supreme Gangsters” in the early 1960s and used to hang out on 68th and Green streets. Hoover and his crew controlled a small strip of Halstead Street in the Englewood neighborhood.
The gang grew and spread East to 79th street and East to the Dan Ryan expressway.
Hoover possessed a charismatic personality and was seen as the crew’s leader.
“I always wanted to be a gang leader. Not just part of the gang, I always wanted to be the leader,” Hoover was quoted as saying.
David Barksdale was the leader of the rival Black Disciples gang and controlled the area between 59th and 68th streets. Barksdale suggested he and Hoover merge their gangs to form Gangster Disciples.
Hoover and the Supreme Gangsters met with Barksdale and the BDs on the corner of 68th and Green Street to make their pact official.
“I told them that today that we had become the strongest, most powerful organization in the city… What we have put together here today was the start of something great. That from this beginning, we would one day control the city,” Hoover was quoted as saying.
Barksdale went under the name “King David” and adopted Judaism’s six-point star for the gang.
Barksdale died from kidney failure in 1974 as a result of a shooting in 1967, thus making Hoover the president of the organization.
The Black Disciples later disbanded from the Gangster Disciples following a disagreement with the direction of the organization.
Hoover ran the gang’s criminal empire until he was charged and convicted in the murder of drug dealer William Young. He was sentenced to 150 to 200 years in prison.
While in prison, Hoover changed the name of his street gang to “Growth and Development.”
Despite professing change for the urban community, Hoover was linked to running an elaborate criminal empire behind bars. He was later indicted and sentenced to serve six life sentences at the United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility.
The GDs and BDs can now be found active nationwide in many major metropolitan cities.
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