Free Jacob the Jeweler

Should it be illegal to sell expensive-ass jewelry to rappers and their drug dealer friends? Hold on a sec before you answer that question.

You’ll recall that hip-hop king of bling Jacob the Jeweler is currently enmeshed in deep doo-doo (no Ali the Weed Carrier) having to do with his dealings with members of the Black Mafia Family coke dealer gang/record label.

The Black Mafia Family consists of two brothers (actually brothers) based out of Detroit, Michigan who sold somewhere in the neighborhood of $270 million worth of cocaine in the past ten years or so. It’s a complex network of dealers and distributors in several different states, but you get the idea they may not be as smart as they’d have you think.

In the past few years, they’ve become known for showing up to night clubs 100 jigs deep, buying out the bar, and any manner of other such jig foolishness. They started a record label named after their own drug gang to put out some shit called Bleu Davinci and they’re also somehow related to Young Jeezy, though I’m not 100% sure how.

How does Jacob the Jeweler figure into this? Earlier this year he got arrested for selling them some chains. Really? According to the Feds, this constituted money laundering.

Question: If these jigs sold $270 million worth of cocaine, and Jacob the Jeweler sold them a chain for $10,000, how exactly does that constitute money laundering? Would the government not know these jigs were drug dealers if it weren’t for their huge gold chains? And how was Jacob the Jeweler supposed to know that the $10,000 they gave him came from drug dealing? Maybe Young Jeezy gave them that to carry around his weed.

In general, you get the idea that the Feds are cracking down on Jacob the Jeweler for being in business with rappers. He must have made some insane amount of money in the past five years or so from dumbasses like Kanye West taking their first royalty check from the TI’s in the Def Jam building straight to another TI (who’s actually a tall Israeli) a few blocks away. Admittedly, the thought is rather disgusting, but still.

Think about it: Martha Stewart went to prison for crimes that involved way more money than these Black Mafia dumbasses ever saw in their life. When she got busted for insider trading, did the Feds show up to the department store where she copped her Sub Zero refrigerators looking for some sort of paper trail?

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For more on issues having to do with bling bling, Jacob the Jeweler, ignorant black people, and so on and so forth, be sure to check out Reggie Osse and Gabriel Tolliver’s Bling: The Hip-Hop Jewelry Book, which hits stores either today or tomorrow.

I got one for free a couple of weeks ago because I’m important like that (I’m even mentioned on page 174). Not that this is saying a whole lot, but it’s easily some of the better hip-hop coffee table reading since the days of Pravda Splinter’s own Book of Rap Lists, and that’s been a while ago.

  • Bigrollabills

    First!!!!
    Damn. Who really gives a fuck who responds first? Anyway, re: Jacob. Agree with Bol to a certain extent, but again, fuck Jacob. That jewellery is wack.

  • jay is ova

    BOL..u still be talking nonsens ur bitch trina is getting dicked at home..and i know a lot more i can tell them..clean out ur home closet then come back talk about others….i told u as far as i am concerned u and sickamore need to watch ur mouth..well sick played it cool..ur next..don t make me tell him what else trina told me..about fingers…lol..fuck i can really hurt ur column u homes

  • rip van winkle

    fiznirst?

  • rip van winkle

    damn, not quite

  • JJ

    FIRST BITCHES…
    yeah,WE ALL KNEW ABOUT BOL BEING BISEXUAL AND HIS HOME PROBLEME
    he still shit, allways was, allways will

  • Gunitsoldier

    fuck this bol’s nigga man
    i feen to run up on this fagg.
    when he be in the hood
    he quiet as a mouse
    on the net he playing the hard columnist. wait til i catch ur ass

  • Ran-sack

    Vanity Fair laid out the case pretty thoroughly (@least more so than this malignancy). Bol you’re slippin lately, read up before you write a wack ass blog.

  • content

    with money like he’s got a good lawyer will eat this bullshit for lunch

  • rip van winkle

    ^^^ True story

  • Young A. Simmons

    Weak shit, jacob sold a few chains to some drug slinging jigaboos, it’s hardly double homicide a la OJ.

    The feds got nothin on Jacob, whatever pathetic sentence he gets he’ll take it like a man (pause) if he knows what’s good for him. You know what they do to Jewish snitches?

  • http://www.myspace.com/deensekou sATaLyte

    That’s what he gets for being affiliated with some sheisty organization called “Black Mafia Family”(?) in the first place.

  • content

    what, are they going to arrest the Cadillac salesman next

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    This does seem to be more about fucking with someone’s rap-related business rather than pursuing a case against the Black Moolie Mafia or whatever it’s called.

  • Joopset

    That new Ron Artest album is hot (no birdman).

  • JEZ

    Byron Crawford is a bitch ass homo. This is supposed to be the number one blogger at XXL? I’d hate to imagine how bad the rest of them are. I’ve read your last few joints and I’m not impressed. Doubt I’ll read any future trash from you.

  • content

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    i hope that’s a joke

  • Fernando

    It looks like a mix of both nabbing Jacob for dealing with rappers, & nabbing him for money laundering. Remember, Diamonds are as much of an investment as gold, stock, bonds, oil, etc. etc.

    I guarantee it was more than a $10,000 dollar chain because that amount would not tip off the feds. It was probably north of a 1/4 million $$$. And who accepts cash for that big of a purchase without some kind of background check?? Jacob has just got too deep for his own good. Im guessing he was pressured by his rap buddies to sell chains & watches to their d-boy friends.

    P.S – Martha Stewart was involved in a case worth about $300,000. Not that big of a deal Bol-(faced lie).

  • Fernando

    Bol acts like this TI is innocent. He probably shouldnt sell millions of dollars worth of precioius metals to The Black Maafia……just a thought

  • Fernando

    oh yeah ..forgot to mention..
    bol’s homo ass needs jesus

  • Byron Crawford “Bol”

    so, yes i have had a couple homosexual experiences, some more enjoyable then others, but who hasn’t…
    may i remind you eazy e died of aids, and dr dre was wearing lipstick, do the math and see that bisexuality has been in hip hop for years.
    My sexual orientation is not the matter of interest here. XXL pays me to write articles that will provoque and cause ppl to respond.
    This is how i get paid. So plz don’t take it personnal, and stop talking bout catrina, her baby isn’t mine.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    They started a record label named after their own drug gang to put out some shit called Bleu Davinci and they’re also somehow related to Young Jeezy, though I’m not 100% sure how.

    ^^^Jeezy used to work for Meech…

  • JEZ

    yall need to stop the dry-snitching.

  • POBE

    BOL YOU ARE AN IDIOT! MARTHA STEWART WENT TO JAIL OVER $30,000 BMF IS LOCKED UP FOR HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS!

  • Fernando

    Best Crack Rapper…..

    Rick Ross
    Young Jeezy
    Clipse

    other suggestions……….

  • Mr.Me

    Them BMF niggas are gonna extort Bol for his bloggin profits once they get word of this. Bol’s gay ass cant afford a vest so he gotta stick stacks of Staples notebook paper in his IZOD fleece when he goes to BMG tomarrow.

  • koofiesmacker

    SONNY CHEEBA? What the fuck is wrong w/ this fuck boy,..i bet you one of those bumb Niggas wearing “stop snichin” T and here you are droping Names On a case,..No my Bad ,..a fucken “Federal Case”.
    Play ur fucking position you bicth ass nigga,…

    And as far as Jacob goes, Once the Fed’s are In for you, better have your mind & money right cuz, they ain’t resting till you behind bars.

  • 110 street

    nice post i almost forgot about this situation.

  • content

    Best Crack Rapper…..

    Jay-z

    reference – This crack shit is knida like this rap shit (or whatever the title was) breaks down the game indirectly

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/LEGACYHIPHOP BELIZE

    >Think about it: Martha Stewart went to prison for crimes that involved way more money than these Black Mafia dumbasses ever saw in their life. When she got busted for insider trading, did the Feds show up to the department store where she copped her Sub Zero refrigerators looking for some sort of paper trail?

    ^Ur first smart point in weeks…PROPS!!

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    koofiesmacker Says:

    November 6th, 2006 at 4:05 pm
    SONNY CHEEBA? What the fuck is wrong w/ this fuck boy,..i bet you one of those bumb Niggas wearing “stop snichin” T and here you are droping Names On a case,..No my Bad ,..a fucken “Federal Case”.
    Play ur fucking position you bicth ass nigga,…

    ^^^listen u fucking degenarate Jim Jones wanna be… The shit is common knowledge ASSHOLE!

    any nigga peeping their steez could know that…

    so why don’t u and yall fake ass “i know what’s hood” ass niggas take a hike..

    matter of fact, if ur so “real” why r u even here???

    shouldn’t u be “selling crack in the community”???

    wanksta!

  • SUPERMAN

    YO SONNY. DONT EVEN MIND THAT FAGGOT GOOFIESMACKER. HE’S AN IGNORANT BITCH TRYNA PLAY XXLMAG.COM BULLY. HE’S A FAGGOT LOOKING FOR ATTENTION. HE’S A GAY RIGHTS ACTIVIST!

  • SUPERMAN

    BY THE WAY GOOFIESAMCKER, IT SEEMS LIKE IM NOT THE ONLY ONE CALLING YOU A JENNY JONES… OH EXCUSE ME, JIM JONES WANNABE.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Best Crack Rapper?

    Dude, Young MC. Hands down. “Bust a Move” was all about that dope boy stuff…

    …right?

  • DEDE

    thats why even dealers that may make 200 mil will never succeed, b/c they cant keep their mouth shut so to speak. (and people will hate)

    They have to go to clubs and act fly and worry about their swagger and such.

    If they could just make their millions and not worry about shining then maybe they wouldnt get caught.

  • Meka Soul

    >yall need to stop the dry-snitching.>

    right. catching someone involved in a group of jackasses that pushes crack for a living constitutes as “snitching.”

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    HE’S A GAY RIGHTS ACTIVIST!

    ^^^ rainbow flag rocking “bati bwoy”

  • Fernando

    Belize-

    Normally I agree with you, but not this time. Martha might HAVE more money than these BMF slaughterhousers but her case was over a couple hundred thousand. This BMF case is on some King of New York / Scarface type ish. They got CAUGHT with $11 million & a few kilos & are estimated to be laundering up to $270 million a year!!! Thats big time Cartel business right there.

  • Fernando

    Jay aint no crack rapper. Crack rappers ONLY RAP ABOUT CRACK / COKE / PUSHING IN GENERAL

  • Fernando

    There are plenty of drug-pushin success stories. Just nobody knows about them…….get it?

  • Fernando

    Borat

  • LawStudent

    Its against the law for a business to accept large amounts of cash w/o alerting the FBI. FBI then checks your background to see if you can afford these large purchases. If you can’t it must be dirty money.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Frank The Tank

  • Say it ain’t so …

    Byron Crawford “Bol” Says:

    November 6th, 2006 at 3:27 pm
    so, yes i have had a couple homosexual experiences, some more enjoyable then others, but who hasn’t…

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    … um … ME!

    Byron Crawford “Bol” Says:

    may i remind you eazy e died of aids, and dr dre was wearing lipstick, do the math and see that bisexuality has been in hip hop for years.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Doesn’t mean it’s “cool” …

    …. I guess “somebody” really struck a nerve, huh Bol? LMFAO!!!!!

  • Byron Crawford “Bol”

    true..Jeezy worked for Meech and he still connected to the black mafia cause he’s bitch ass nigga got no other ways to gain credibility..the bluedavinci shit is wack as allways, the bmf need to leave rap alone, puffy paid hell to be released from them..jacob was really wellaware of what he was doing ..that scarface wanna be shit needs to stop….
    for real bmf need to leave hiphop alone u can still see them in jeezy entourage..then he bitching to 5.0. that he don t know where the guns are coming from..TELL THEM THAT 40 PERCENT OF UR MONEY IS WASTED OVER FAKE STREET SHIT..hoping on every little of the mnf dick ..and bol..u ain t shit but a bitch..jacob’s greed is catching up to his ass…like e d ain t know where the money came from..falsing document..stop snitching stop lying

  • content

    So a rapper can’t be more than one thing? If he does it better than the so-called crack rappers that were listed above (all who i’d argue can more acurrately be classified as whack rappers) then why can’t he posses that title as well as others.

  • Fernando

    I dont get it. I heard these BMF cats were some ex-cambodian slaughterhousers. So why are they called “Black” Mafia Family?

  • Fernando

    A rapper can be many things, I was just specifying it to those that ONLY rap about crack…..& you know who I’m talking about. If every rapper that mentioned crack were considered, then I would just be asking who the best rapper is. Ya dig?

  • content

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    good point. you’re right

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    (something that is necessary for actual debate and apparently unheard of on these message boards)

  • Fernando

    Lorenzo Lamas

    Alexi Lalas

  • Fernando

    Im taking the Clipse. I think they mention “pies” & “ovens” in every song….& kill it. Hell Hath is about to be fire……WAMP WAMP

    Rossy is weak (take it to the limit)

  • street is watching

    it,s just funny that niggaz that roll with the bmf end up in some mess because of what they entourage do..
    fab got shot cause of some bum bmf nigga he felt he needed by his side to walk in his hometown..
    jeezy get caught with weapons he wsn’t aware of ..
    jadakiss caught in some other shits too..
    jacob and Arabov are trully greedy white bastards, they didn t need to add dirty mone to their shit, they wanted to..
    that fat nigga Flenory trying to go legit got to much dirt in his past and too many kids dead cause of ur bum hustle

    blue davinci is bitches and henchman, tut and jack were some punks bitches who never paid for the pac shooting cause 5.0. was on payroll
    Oh yeah don t forget suge broke ass..killed big and pac over money now he broke as ass..ur bitch is prostitute too son

  • Fernando

    Ghetto D was a great 1/2 crack rap album

  • content

    when not rapping about eatin a ho’s ass out from behind Trick Daddy talked about coke a lot

  • content

    coke(no carbinated soda)

  • jay is ova

    BOL..i c what u trying to do..u trying to change the subject from ur homosexuality to BMF..we don t give a fuck about BMF…how u r going to explain being fucked by a man..tell them now..
    u was sucking male ass and now u all ballsy to talk gangsta on the net..don t make me expose you now

  • Fernando

    Its all over!

  • Fernando

    wahadida yadida

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Fernando Says:

    November 6th, 2006 at 4:41 pm
    Jay aint no crack rapper. Crack rappers ONLY RAP ABOUT CRACK / COKE / PUSHING IN GENERAL

    ^^^ur wrong… him, B.I.G., etc. are the GODFATHERS of that…

    these new niggas like the Clipse (probably the BEST at it, on some articulate/obscure metaphor shit) and Young Jeezy (the new KING of the “trap”) WORSHIP at the thrown Biggie and Jay built…

    Plus The LOX took it to the NEXT LEVEL by ONLY rapping about coke/crack deals and busting guns… EVERY 16, EVERY SONG, EVERY ALBUM!!!

  • Fernando

    Ill agree with that….sort of.

    True: Jay & Big were the Originators of Crack Rap. But they had FAR more substance on their albums than just that. And over the years they grew out of it. Jay did rap about a lot of crack dealing on reasonable doubt. Biggie seemed to reminisce (spelling???) about his petty hustles as a youth more than FULL FLEDGED Crack rap.

  • jay is ova

    who said it s over..it ain t ova tile the world see bol for the fagg he is

  • Fernando

    i know that bol is a fagget but what can we do if a nigga likes the taste of male ass

  • Fernando

    D-Block, we hardly knew ya

  • Sky LL

    “Earlier this year he got arrested for selling them some chains. Really? According to the Feds, this constituted money laundering.”– Bol’s.

    You have oversimplified the situation: The IRS requires anyone who accepts more than $10,000 in cash to fill out a particular form recording the transaction. In this case, the feds are alleging that Jacob did not complete this form and that the form that was seized during the search of his store was falsified.

  • Cuban Link

    damn right, FUCK THE POWER.But, Bleu DaVinci isnt half bad.

  • jamal brown

    Coonz and Kikez buying and selling jew el ry.

  • e aka the real noreiaga

    Best Crack Rapper…..

    1. Clipse: great metaphors and vocabulary

    2. Young Jeezy: catchy sing a long style crack rap

    3. Juelz Santana: catchy sing a long style crack rap

  • H-MAN

    Eva heard of tha black hand????

  • gKTheVeteran

    Aint no body fuckin with Bol on this XXL shit, good post duke keeping holding it down.

  • http://glph.blogspot.com/ GT

    Bol, you make a lot of since in what you speak…preach on.

  • Spark

    Bol STAN

  • Babyboy

    It seems like u lil Niggas need some schoolin..
    Best Crack Rapper..
    Hands Down to WU-TANG CLan.. shuuuuuch
    Rick Ross
    Joe Crack The Don
    Clipse

    No1 gives a fck about dipshit, so skip it.. they might talk about it, but just like we r doin it right now, cuz they rhymes and flow is garbage

  • Spark

    Raekwon-Clipse. All this Crack talk is makin me itch

  • Fernando

    joe crack is not in the running. Jelous ones envy is one of the sickest albums ever though

  • lay it down

    He did launder the money, he doesnt have any record of sellin those clowns jewlery way over 10 stacks, and they didnt just buy jewelry from him, meech was good friends with jacob

  • Brooklyn Flavor

    Let’s see, we have a jeweler that’s probably not black (Oh yea he’s not black, how intresting) selling diamonds, you or should I say our brothers and sisters are literally dying for in Africa to their extended family members (that would be African Americans)so they (we) can look cool. I would have more respect for my fellow “black” rappers if they actually made the effort and traveled overseas and buy the dam things(diamonds) themselves cause at least they will see what is really going on and maybe they (we) will stop making other people and countries reach. Question were do you think Jacob the Jeweler will spend his money? in your area were crack, cocaine and herion hit the hardest or will he take it back to his home counry? Dumbasses WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Brooklyn Flavor

    Youu all have so many intresting things to say,I gotta throw up now.

  • ~Adriana~

    thats madd messed up. dey need to stop hatin kuz he makin money doin his own hustle///tRu$t///

  • http://rakimfan.blogspot.com rakimfan

    If Jacob is innocent he has very little to worry about. If he is guilty he has the resources to get him out of this one. The funny thing is that Jacob probably does more along the lines of wealth retention in the black community than he gets credited for. Think about it even with the celebrity markup the price of precious stones and metals has increased substantially in the last decade. So that chain could be used to pay some debt if it ever comes down to that.

  • BLAQ

    THATS RIGHT BOL…SNITCH ON THESE DOPE BOYS….CRACK IS WACK!

    THATS RIGHT BOL…SNITCH ON THESE DOPE BOYS….CRACK IS WACK!

    THATS RIGHT BOL…SNITCH ON THESE DOPE BOYS….CRACK IS WACK!

  • BLAQ

    I’VE SNITCHED ON THESE DUDES F**IN UP OUR COMMUNITY AND I’LL DO IT AGAIN…I AINT SCARED. SOMEBODY GOTTA SAVE THE BLACK COMMUNITY

    I’VE SNITCHED ON THESE DUDES F**IN UP OUR COMMUNITY AND I’LL DO IT AGAIN…I AINT SCARED. SOMEBODY GOTTA SAVE THE BLACK COMMUNITY

  • yolla

    first off fuck the feds, fuck anyone that takes side with the feds and fuck thier mothers.if jacob the jewler made alittle extra doe than im happy for him. Its fucking ridiculous that anyone would suggest that you would need a background check to by a necklace. Why, should only big business,rappers, and basketball players get chains. what if you just got a big inheritance? i say the less background checks out there the better.It just sounds like there are a bunch of bitches on here.

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    whats with all the jigaboo shit and who ever wrote the article is a hater with a terrible life 4 real nobody loves real niggas BMF Bitch And We Say Fuck U 2

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