Calvin Klein Bacote Recalls Jay Z Arrest Case, "The Black Album" Shout Out

posted Sunday May 11 ,2014 at 03:00PM CDT | 17 comments

Calvin Klein Bacote Recalls Jay Z Arrest Case,

Calvin Klein Bacote talks about doing jail time with Jay Z and explains his mention on Jay's "The Black Album."

Calvin Klein Bacote, the author of Neighborhoods Under Siege, recently sat down with Vlad TV and talked about his relationship with Jay Z.

During the interview, Bacote recalled when he met Jay Z and the shout out he received on Jay's eighth studio release, The Black Album. According to the author, the lyric stems from an arrest and period of incarceration Bacote and Jay shared during the late 1980s.

"I met Jay in I want to say the mid-80s, when I came home after '86 but we never come crossing paths in the game until, I want to say maybe late '86, '87, around that time," Calvin Klein Bacote said when asked about meeting Jay Z. "The lyric from The Black Album, 'I've never felt so alive, riding shotgun in Klein's green five,' that came from a case we both caught in '89."

The case revolved around the two's involvement in a scuffle during a party they attended.

"We was at a party and mayhem just broke out crazy and we being from Brooklyn," he said. "We being from New York and there wasn't that many people with us, probably maybe a dozen of us, maybe a little less than a dozen going up against maybe 200 people in the party and when it all broke down, we all went back to back, but long story short, me and Jay ended up the ones being caught and we actually got locked up, attempted murder, assault with with a deadly weapon, battery. I wind up convincing that the guy pressing charges on us to drop the charges but he was kind of hard pressed seeing that he was willing to drop the charges on one person but wasn't willing to drop the charges on both of us so that's how that played out and how I got Jay off the case and I actually took the case on and went to trail. Jay testified on my behalf on that but if it had not been my wittiness of me going to the guy and talking to him and working some things out off the record or behind the scenes... A lot of people don't realize that Jay would have lost his moment of opportunity because both of us would have both been sitting in there doing more than 10 years because I went to trial facing 40 years and 40 years in the state of Maryland, no less than 10."

Bacote later explained that he did the time for Jay because he saw the potential in a possible rap career for the Brooklyn rapper.

"I didn't want him to miss the opportunity so I told him, 'Nah, we did what we had to do to get to this point and I'm going to take the weight of the case. I just want you to go home, straighten everything out and come back and bail me out, so that's what happened."

Watch the full interview segment below:

 




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Comments 17 Posts

  • triPAUD
    people so hung up on his weird ass name. (were his parents being slick?) Dude did a real thing and i don't know that he's asking for anything.
  • Anonymous
    who?
  • Anonymous
    LMAO at all these niggas who once met Jay a long ass time ago that are depending on him to save their lives.
  • smh now dumb ninjas steal names
    this nigga need to get his own names sheesh
    • LOL
      Hell yea homie, really waitin for some hiphop related idiots to name themselves like O.G. Bush or maybe Ronnie Tha Mothafuckin Reagan. Fuck creativity.
  • 614grind
    this guy is broke he needs to come to GAYlombus, OH get some GAY love. 614 in the building real Bloodz
    • 614grind
      Damn, you a fuck dude. Why are you using my name?
  • Anonymous
    Lmao niggas please stop stealing names, shit is ridiculous
  • Anonymous
    Camel face owese dis nigga I hope he cut that check... The not cutting of checks can have consequences just as Rick Ross.
  • 614grind
    Columbus, OH the most gangster city this where the Bloods run it. yea GAYLOMBUS OH love. nigga
    • Anonymous
      Lol @ Bloodz in Ohio. By the way, the most gankstah citay in this country is still KC Missouri HATER
    • 614grind
      What kinda fuck boy are you? Stealing my name just to try to shit on my city? Bitch, if you wanna shit on a city, just do it under your own name. Get off my balls. Besides, it's obvious somebody from Columbus ate your plate and you're tight about it.
  • Anonymous
    "I just want you to go home, straighten everything out and come back and bail me out" You know Jay ain't did the last part.
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    I'm out now..Help me out! Because if it wasn't for me paying to get your charges dropped you wouldn't be court side with the beautiful B.
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