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Running From Cops… A Hip Hop Odyssey

Running From Cops… A Hip Hop Odyssey

Rast RFC shares the story of his come up in the gritty streets of New York City.

Rehabilitation

I went to rehab like three times and finally decided that if I wanted to be a success at anything I do, I couldn’t use any drugs whatsoever, or break the law in any way.

While in rehab, I met my beautiful wife Celeste. Celeste is French/Irish and was born in New York, but was raised in Charleston, South Carolina. Her father is the famous artist Jean-Marie Mauclet. I have to say this impressed me when we met.
It’s a crazy story; I literally fell in love at first sight. She was this model-esque, bohemian hipster type and I was this rehabilitated gang leader/intellectual and we just clicked. I remember just watching her and fantasizing about kids and marriage, which for me was a completely foreign concept. I would stay up late in my dorm room with my guitar writing love songs about her. Eventually we let our feelings be known after some initial flirting and the rest is history.

Celeste came to treatment to address alcohol and cocaine addiction and we’ve been clean and sober since we met. I do believe that our love for each other has enabled us to grow spiritually, mentally and behaviorally, which is the foundation for a healthy recovery.

We now have a six-month old son, Lexington Dillinger Mauclet Cheers. I sometimes look at my son and I am brought to tears of joy because I know that he will not have to ask his mother for the spare change she had to beg for. He will not have to run, hide and duck from the police to prove to society that he exists. He will not be me.

I received my GED, went to college, and enrolled in a clinical-staff internship to become a substance abuse counselor, so I could earn an honest living by giving back. While working as a counselor I began to hone my craft as an MC; chronicling the street tales of a gritty New York kid who faced death, came back from the dead and lived to tell his story.

Peace to my brother, CA RFC, currently doing time upstate. I love you. When you come home, we’ll be rich. I promise.

Editors Note:
Rast raps his ass off. Youtube: Rast RFC / Mark David Chapman for starters.

  • Kevin Michael Earley

    Good read

  • Salvador Espinoza

    I remember hearing you guys build on this at Nitehawk back in the winter. Glad to finally read it.

  • Kenji Takabayashi

    Great read.

  • COM 2DVS. RFC

    I miss my
    RFC BROTHER .. THIS ARTICLE BROUGHT ME BACK ..

  • Cuzzo Ray

    That’s story is full of BS and lies . This fool didnt grab no gun. He was hiding in the car. Anyway this is Cuzo Ray , stay tune for the real story. Imagination is a mother … Lol RI ..

  • NestWAR

    Nigga if u aint Ray 1 shut the fuck up….Cuzzo Ray

  • Rast

    Rast:

    Ray, as a man, I respect y’all because y’all were gully enough to run up in the crib, guns out. Also, looking back, I now feel that it was irrepressible of me to put that segment in the story because the last thing I want to do is reignite any old beef, so as a man, I apologize.

    However, the truth is the truth, and even though I am ashamed to say this, I almost, recklessly discharged a firearm at someone who me and you smoked weed with at one time, that night; two weeks later he was man enough to give me a “fair one” on 14th and 8th ave, and I think we shooks hands afterwards, ask him.

    With that said, I now regret putting that part in the story
    because I should have known that I would offend y’all. I guess I’m still learning life
    lessons.

    Peace.

  • Cuzzo Ray

    U talking like u that dude .. Make me shut the fuck up.. On RI u can see me any time crab…

  • Rast

    PEACE!

  • ja xtc

    Scuzzo
    You are probably too old to be talking tough on the internet. Have a turkey and cheese sandwich from the bodega and wash it down with a rusty dildo.

  • Erica

    A friend told me to read this article because my sister was mentioned. It hurtful to learn why she was slash. It was painful to relive this memory but it answered my question why.

  • Rast

    I am so sorry that happen to your sister. I often wish I could go back in time and change the course of my life sometimes. I hope she has been able to heal physically and mentally.

    This may sound strange, but I would like to meet her if she was willing; maybe we could speak to teens in high schools about senseless gang violence and the effects on those close to them.

    Love and blessings,

    @Rast_RFC

  • WHITE KAM

    WHAT HAPPENED THEY THOUGHT THE ROOSEVELT ISLAND NIGGAS AINT HAVE INTERNET

  • WHITE KAM

    IT AINT NO BEEF. BUT YOU PUTTING NIGGAS NAMES ON THE NET IN RELATION TO SOME NONSENSE SO ALL WE SAYIN IS “NEXT TIME CHECK WITH THE HOMIES BEFORE YOU PUT THAT PART IN THE MOVIE” THE ROOSEVELT NIGGAS IS STILL HERE! AND THANKS FOR THE SHINE.

  • WHITE KAM

    P.S. if Mass Appeal wants to hear about some young youth running rampant through Manhattan digging in these “Cool drug dealers” pockets and not just these RFC cats they were just the first. Holla at Cuzzo Ray his story is crazy. #FACTS

  • Cuzzo Play

    Roosevelt island always been soft. y’all live in the shadows of QB, Ravenswood and Astoria pjs. so sit down, grow up, and leave the tough talk alone.

  • Rast

    MY SINCERE APOLOGIES TO EVERYBODY ON ROOSEVELT ISLAND. THAT PART OF THE STORY HAS BEEN REMOVED.

  • $bin

    Going to venture a guess that Mecca is/was Raphael De Niro, because Tribeca and looking Arab and graf arrest.