Chopper

Album: Tetsuo and Youth (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This trap-rap posse track features hardcore rappers Billy Blue, Buk of Psychodrama, Trouble, Trae tha Truth, Fam-Lay and Glasses Malone. Each of their verses lasts 32 bars rather than the standard 16.
  • The "Chopper" was another name for the Thompson sub machine gun (the "Tommy Gun"). Designed by US General John Thompson in 1918, it became infamous during the Prohibition era. The slang term was derived from the sound the weapon makes when being fired in full automatic mode, which makes a chopping sound. The word is now used in rap music to describe any kind of fully automatic sub machine gun.
  • Fiasco possesses his own collection of choppers. He instagramed a picture of his guns saying: "Hustlin's in my vains, you cannot stop it. Walking down the block with life in my pocket!"

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