Bad Rap: Miami Artist Brisco Jacked in Barber Shop

Range Rover, $35,000 worth of jewelry taken from Miami performer

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    Rapper Brisco just wanted a haircut, but he came out of a Miami barbershop with a headache after a group of thugs pistol-whipped him and made off with cash, jewelry and his Range Rover during an afternoon robbery last week.

    Rapper Brisco Jacked

    [MI] Rapper Brisco Jacked
    Armed gunmen storm a Miami barber shop and rapper Brisco appears to be the intended target. (Published Thursday, Aug 6, 2009)

    Brisco's "Just Know That"

    On July 29, four men entered the barbershop at 6301 NW 6 Ave. waving hand guns and demanding the rapper's car keys. They fired their guns, though nobody was hurt, police said.

    In surveillance video, the four men appear to be gunning for the gawdy rap star. Three of the gunmen go straight for Brisco, who is sitting in the barber's chair getting a haircut. They force him to the floor, take off his chain and watch and dig in his pockets for whatever cash they can find.

    "This robbery was off the chain," said Miami Police Department spokesman Jeff Giordano. "Taking someone's bling. They might as well have taken his heart."

    Brisco's Range Rover was recovered a short time later, but the thieves made off with over $35,000 worth of jewelry. Police are still looking for the four robbers, described as black males between 18 and 25 years old.

    Brisco, 24, whose MySpace page describes him as "The Opa Locka Goon," has worked with Rick Ross and Lil Wayne. His debut album "Street Medicine" is scheduled for release this year. Many of Brisco's lyrics promote violence and "jacking" others to survive in the street.

    In a sad moment of poetic justice, it looks like these goons gave Brisco a taste of his own music promoting medicine.