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Elrick goes Dylan with the 'Metropolitan Rip-off Blues'

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There is still no verdict in the Kilpatrick corruption trial, but no matter what they decide, the federal investigation into dirty deals in Detroit has produced results.

So far, 25 people have either pleaded guilty or been convicted of criminal charges.

Click on the video player to watch as M.L. Elrick breaks down the body count with a little ditty he calls the "Metropolitan Rip-off Blues," which we present to you with apologies to Bob Dylan.


Kwame at the State House
Engineerin' payouts
Daddy left the county
Rakin' in his bounty
Hand out, illegal acts
Bobby had the contacts
Turned 'em in to contracts
But we should hedge
It's all just alleged
Even they confirmed
The fat cats got the worm
Which just proves our hunch
All got a free lunch
Big investigation
Largest in the nation
Kilpatrick jury's still out
Feds still have a body count

Lotta small fish snared
From the young to white haired
Faces different
Questions same
City hall's a dirty game
Robbed our city
Such a shame
Everyone they see
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
What's in it for me?
Jerry Rivers and the Miltons
Moved to federal Hiltons
Andrew Park and John Clark
Dirty dealing' in the dark
Rayford Jackson
Charlie Golden
To the warden
They're beholden

Emma Bell
Gambling itch
Raised money
Turned snitch
Got caught
Told the law
Kept the money
In her bra
And that barber chair
The mayor took the money there
Others caught in Southfield
Everybody plea dealed
Look out kid, you're gonna get hit
Like Waters and Bill Lattimore
Sam Riddle kept the score
His old boss
Was on the take
Congressional wife
For goodness sake!
Monica Conyers
Screwed the city
What a snake
Finished her term
In Camp Cupcake

Then there's J-R Rosendall
Went and tried to
Bribe 'em Al
Played the city for a fool
Seeking billions for our pooh
Shelter guy
Cash for suits
In Dubai
Feds said: Testify or fry
In the end, nobody's guy
Look out kid, you're gonna get hit
Even Judy Bugaiski pleaded
Marc Andre Cunningham
Took payouts
Then lammed
Derrick Miller
Best friend
Turned snitch
In the end
Cobo Hall
Cars were stars
Bosses all behind bars
Lou Pavledes
Blanton, too
Karl Kado
Bribed you

Brings us to the dirty water
Deals went down that shouldn't oughtta
Rodney Burrells
Brian Dodds
Rigged the bids,
Cooked the odds,
Vic Mercado took a plea
Left Detroit in misery
Even Shakib Deria said Bobby plagued the area Millions went to Chauncey Mayfield Who is he?
A guy we would have missed
If we forgot to mention
The pension

And you don't need a Luterman
To know which way the wind blows.

Get some!

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