Jay-Z Namechecks Notorious D.C. Gangster on New Album

D.C. Crime Stories

imgresJay-Z’s new album dropped last week and critic Chris Richards notes in today’s Washington Post review of “Magna Carta … Holy Grail” that Hova goes local with a reference in one track.

On a track called “Tom Ford” (as in the clothing designer), the rapper namechecks notorious D.C. gangster Wayne “Silk” Perry. It’s a reference to the hitman who terrorized the city two decades ago and earned a reputation as “the Michael Jordan of the murder game” from Don Diva magazine.

Here’s Jay-Z’s take:

Hands down got the best flow, sound I’m so special
Sound boy burial, this my Wayne Perry flow
Y’all know nothing about Wayne Perry though
District of Columbia, guns on y’all Tumblrs

So let’s prove Jay-Z wrong and learn about Perry.

Born on L Street in Southwest D.C. in 1962, Perry robbed a bank at age 16 while also attending Woodrow Wilson High School. He got…

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