Maxo Kream video leads police to charge 20 with illegal gun possession
NFL Cartel Bo (real name: Warren Brown) and Maxo Kream (who made one of our favorite rap albums of 2018) released a gun-filled video for "Hoova" via WorldStarHipHpp in May. The video, filmed in March in Houston's Lakewood Park, was controversial from day one with police breaking things up after they got calls about people with guns in the public park; they say there were a dozen loaded guns, some of which were stolen, and some of the people holding them were known members of street gangs. Police say they also found drugs, and arrested those with open warrants, but most of the video participants fled upon their arrival, leaving guns behind.
The rappers then released the video anyway, and now NBC affiliate KPRC-TV reports that twenty people are facing gun possession charges after the video helped police identify those that got away that day.
More from KPRC-TV (via FADER):
Twenty people were charged with illegal possession of a weapon, according to police.
Brown, a convicted felon, was charged with illegally possessing two assault rifles and with threatening a police officer on the way to jail. He was released on bond and was ordered to wear an ankle monitor, but police said he cut it off and has not been seen or heard from since.
Brown and eight other gang members remain on the run, police said.
Four others were on probation or parole.
Aspiring rapper Kenyon Tennesse, shown in the video holding a child, is dead. Before he could be charged, Tennessee was killed last month along with another man, outside a Westside nightclub.
As of Monday, 11 of the suspects are either in state or federal custody. Nine suspects remain wanted for numerous open warrants.
The entrance of the police, as well as kids getting out of the elementary school next door to the park, can be seen in the "Hoova" video. You can also watch the local news report below: