The viral rapper was busted
Atlanta rapper Dae Dae has been arrested. The artist behind the 2016 hit “Wat U Mean (Aye, Aye, Aye)” was taken in after police found weapons and marijuana in a car that he was riding in. Unfortunately for the rapper, he also had a warrant out for his arrest in Fulton County, Georgia.
Dae Dae, birth name Marquavis Goolsby, was taken into custody in Greene County, a suburban area about an hour outside of Atlanta.
“He’s being held on an active warrant from Fulton County,” Greene County sheriff’s Capt. Lee Stancill said in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“While the vehicle was pulling over, the deputy observed the front seat passenger crawl into the back seat,” he explained. “After the vehicle stopped, the deputy made contact with the occupants of the vehicle and immediately smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the car.”
The captain also told the newspaper that two guns and a small amount of drugs were recovered from the car.
Stancill told the paper that one of the guns was found to be stolen and was visible in the floorboard of the car. Stancill said that Goolsby claimed not to know that the weapon was stolen.
He was charged with theft by receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana of less than one ounce, and crossing the guard-lines with contraband. That final charge was added when Goolsby was found trying to hide a small amount of marijuana in the seat of the patrol car.
Dae Dae’s hit had a charming, working man backstory. The song begins with a vow to take care of his 5 kids and the son grew out of him working hard to keep them fed. He told Noisey:
“I made ‘Wat U Mean’ when I used to do these concrete and flooring jobs. What I used to do as you’d grind the floor, the noise would be so loud on the grinder that I’d be free styling in my head. So I literally came up with two bars. The first two bars came in on ‘Wat U Mean.’ And so, I cut the machine off, and that’s when I pulled out my iPhone and wrote them two bars on my phone. So I put the machine back on, just grinding and grinding, and so I came up with two more bars.”
He said that this process went on until he had a full song. The rapper explains that he worked with Mercy bar by bar throughout the night until the hit was finished with his collaborator adding beats as they went ― and that they knew when they’d hit gold. He said in the interview:
“And he was like, ‘Just say it in my ear.’ And then I was in the ear like ‘Racks in me like a piñata / F**k you, blue Balenciagas / Robin Jeans with the Foamposites / Hit the club now—’ so he thought, as I was singing in his ear, he was very excited. So then we he get the [Mimics beat] so—when we made the record man, we knew that was it. We knew that would be the single.”
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