13 times fraudster Bernie Madoff was immortalized in rap songs

Breanna Robinson
Wednesday 14 April 2021 18:07
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On Wednesday, Bernard Madoff, one of the United State’s biggest investment fraud schemers passed away aged 82. The AP reported that he died from natural causes.

Madoff was serving a 150-year prison sentence at the Federal Center in Bunter, North Carolina, where he requested compassionate release from prison, which was denied in June.

The victims of his Ponzi scheme include Kevin Bacon, Steven Spielberg, Noble Peace Prize winner Elie Weisel and regular investors such as Burt Ross, who lost US$5 million in the scheme.

“It was a bad day, But pretty quickly we were able to see all the things we had as opposed to whatever we lost, and those are the biggest cliches: children, health, love, a nice home. So we got through it together. I don’t think about Madoff, like, at all, “ Bacon told the Guardian in 2017.

Just like the high-profile people speaking about how he ended up defrauding out of their hard-earned money, notable rappers also had a few things to say about Madoff’s money moves within their songs.

Check out the list below to see the 13 rap songs that mention Bernie Madoff and the money he was able to scam from people.

1)“All I Know” by The Game

Song lyric: “I got some shit for that vest that will be known that bulls*** off, Money like Madoff.”

2) “Arena” by B.o.B featuring T.I. and Chris Brown

Song lyric: “Bernie Madoff money, dawg got killers paid off with it all I got the juice, could you place a call and we place a call to who place a call.”

3) “Cream” by Maino featuring T.I. and Meek Mill

Song lyric: Bitch I’m getting paid, I’m on my Bernie Madoff Money talks, bulls*** walks...”

4) “7 Deadly Sins” by Common

Song lyric: Motherf****** like Madoff/Cops getting paid off, greedy companies got my people getting laid off Before I sign off, in the sins we living...”

5) “Watching Movies” by Mac Miller

Song lyric : Bitch you’re bank fraud, Bernie Madoff / Educate y’all.”

6) “STS” by Young Thug

Song lyric: I made it, yeah Wall Street money, like Madoff/ Yeah, ahah, all that hating ain’t phased us/ Left to bank like phase on.”

7) “Scratch Off” by Statik Selektah feat. CJ Fly, Talib Kweli & Cane

Song lyric: “Like Payola at a DJ battle And it paid off, then we made off like Madoff/ And ate off that plate...”

8) “F ‘Em All” by Joe Budden

Song lyric: “Made off like Madoff that shit they say be way off /No days off, you laid off, my car, my house both paid off.”

9)”Top of My Game” by Papoose featuring Mavado

Song lyric: “Takin rich folks to the bank like Bernie Madoff.”

10) “My President is Black” ( Remix) Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne

Song lyric: “Matter of fact, you need to call Bernard Madoffyourself/ And tell him, ‘Bring your punk a** up out that penthouse. We need that money back.’”

11) “B Boy” by Meek Mill, Big Sean, and A$AP Ferg

Song lyric: “I’m like Madoff when I made off, scheming on n***** payoff.”

12)Property of Spitkickercom” by De La Soul

Song lyric: Square dance, men at the face-off Crooked eye letters from Madoff, apologize.”

13) ”Lonely at the Top” by Chamillionaire

Song lyric: “Money’s the root of all evil/Then our (Pockets is demonic) (Yeah) /You go out bein greedy Like Madoff did for a Dollar.”

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