The witness, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said SUK stood for Streets Under Kings, his group were just friends and denied Mr Henry, known as Spooky, carried out two stabbings, including one allegedly on a man called Dmitry.
He was confronted with his hip-hop lyrics by defence barrister Michael Wolkind QC, who recited verses referring to Kill Hill and containing the line, “rolling with a couple man, couple of burners in our hands”.
The witness replied: “It means a toaster,”…Errrr, OK, if you say so…
But I have to say, apart from this Seventies classic, songs about lightly singed bread rarely make the charts…
… before adding: “You are bringing up something from when I was a young boy. I was like 14 or 13 years old.”How unfair..!!
However, he then admitted the lyrics did refer to guns, but insisted there was no gang and denied involvement in drug-dealing and carrying weapons.
He said: “When I’m with my friends I haven’t seen them do no drug-dealing activities. I haven’t seen them carrying weapons round. What you think of them is up to you.I think the judge’ll be telling you how it was. Dawg.
“You can have your opinion. I’m telling you how it was.”
Update: Cheers to Mark Wadsworth for pointing me to a working copy of the song!