A jailed rapper is STILL using a police mugshot to promote drill music from behind bars.
23 Drillas gangster Samba Faal’s mugshot has been posted on the account under his stage name, Smuggzy Ace, as he serves a two-year sentence.
Faal was jailed for his part in a brawl that began in front of shoppers at a Nike shop in Resorts World Birmingham, being jailed in June.
The 21-year-old’s mugshot, which carries the West Midlands Police logo, has been posted with a caption: “Obbo [police] on me dey want me rusting!!”
The message, which has received more than 8,600 ‘likes’, says that Faal, a member of the Birmingham 23 Drillas gang, is preparing to release a new single.
CoventryLive reports Faal, one of the West Midlands’ most well-known unsigned drill artists, has also courted controversy since being locked up over the Resorts World Violence.
Samba Faal (inset) and a previous video featuring 23 Drillas
In a previous post on the Instagram profile, he described prison as a “joke”.
In an accompanying rap video, a voice says: “HMP ain’t nothing but a joke ting, I was in my pad just zoning.”
The video shows a hand holding a mobile phone, which are illegal in prisons although in some cases recorded calls are allowed from cells to pre-approved numbers.
The Ministry of Justice was aware of the content but it is understood that it could not find see evidence of an offence being committed.
Faal was caught on camera taking part in the gang clash at Resorts World.
The rapper and Christ Lidiu, 20, were inside the shop when Damel Lebert, 23, Shyieme Lynvest, 22, and Raseante Spencer-Hamilton, 21, walked in.
After a major investigation by the Birmingham Organised Crime & Gangs Team, the five were identified from CCTV and were charged with violent disorder following the trouble on September 6 last year.
Faal, from Coventry, was found guilty and jailed for two years in June. Lidiu, of Walsall, was found guilty of violent disorder and using a knife to make threats and was jailed for 30 months on July 7.
Lebert, of no fixed address, was jailed for 20 months the same day.