Rap lyrics by former Cash Money Records artist B.G. about modern-day Bayou street legend Walter (Moonie) Porter, an accomplished hit man, bank robber and reputed drug dealer once at the top of the Dirty South underworld, and Porter’s own cameo appearance in a B.G. rap video posted on Youtube were entered into evidence last week at the Hankton drug organization’s high-profile racketeering and murder trial in New Orleans. Notorious Big Easy crime lord “Wild Telly” Hankton, 40, and several of his cousins and lieutenants, including Porter, are on trial this summer in federal court in Louisiana, charged with operating a near 50-million dollar drug empire. Porter was Hankton’s main muscle and a professional assassin, tied by authorities to at least nine contract killings.

B.G. (real name: Christopher Dorsey), a seminal rapper in the annals of Southern hip hop and a pioneer in bringing the genre to the masses in the late 1990s and early 2000s, is currently in federal prison serving a 14-year stint for illegal gun possession. His boastful rap lyrics referencing “Moonie” Porter and an on-line video where Porter appears by B.G.’s side as he performs are part of the official record in the case against Porter, one of the most blood-lusting criminal figures in recent Crescent City memory, known for using two automatic weapons, one in each hand, on murder contracts and leaving literally dozens of shell casings behind as a calling card.

The following rap lyrics written by B.G. are part of the prosecution’s case:

“Niggas get too close to me, got my gat in my hand. Turn around, nigga, put one in the back of ya head. Fucker. I keep them goonies around, who keep them toolies around. Niggas get hit 50 times, if my nigga Moonie around.”

Porter was convicted of a murder-for-hire back in the spring. In one of the homicide counts he’s facing in this summer’s case, the victim was shot more than 50 times, a fact well-publicized in the New Orleans media. A video showing B.G. rap the “Moonie verse” and then place his arm around a smirking Porter’s neck in the same frame is part of the prosecution’s assault as well.

The 40-year old Porter and the 36-year old B.G. are friendly from childhood, raised in the same neighborhood. Despite having a successful recording career as both a solo artist and as a member of the rap super group the Hot Boyz (with Lil’ Wayne, Juvenile and Young Turk), B.G. was also an alleged member of the Hankton organization. He incurred three felony drug convictions between the ages of 18 and 23, reportedly dealing for the Hankton crew.

One DEA record shows informants claiming that New Orleans-based Cash Money Records itself was helped off the ground in 1991 with capital provided by the Hankton clan. Cash Money Records signed a $30,000,000 distribution contract with Universal in 1998. B.G. left Cash Money Records in 2001 and is with Warner Bros. after stints at Atlantic Records and Koch.

According to another DEA document, B.G. introduced an eager-to-please Porter to Wild Telly Hankton and Wild Telly’s cousin and co drug boss, George (Cup) Hankton, in 2003 or 2004. This was at a time the Hanktons’ were readying to go to war with a group of one-time lieutenants of theirs led by Brian (Pluck) Broussard, who had gotten other former Hankton allies like Rodney (Doo Doo) Robinson, Broussard’s right-hand man, and Darnell (Durney) Stewart and Jesse (Tu Tu) Reed, a pair of gangbanging best friends, to go along with him and seek out their own narcotics regime.

Trial testimony paints a picture of Porter as someone desperate to get into the Hanktons’ good graces. The simmering tensions gave them the need for as many triggermen in their crew as possible. Porter was welcomed aboard and put to work, prosecutors assert, quickly climbing his way into Wild Telly’s inner circle.

The warfare waged between the Hanktons and their former underlings started with a series of shootings and shootouts from 2003-2005. Broussard was wounded, so was Stewart and Reed’s associate Karim (K-Ice) Peters.

The first body to drop was Darvin Bessie, killed on April 19, 2006, a week after shooting at Wild Telly Hankton in a drive-by. Peters was shot the following spring. Cup Hankton was slain on December 7, 2007, allegedly shot to death by Peters, Stewart and Reed as he stood talking in front of a car wash. Stewart was murdered on May 13, 2008 outside the New Orleans nightspot Jazz Daiquiris by Wild Telly – he was convicted of the homicide in 2011. Just over a year later on June 20, 2009, Reed was shot over 50 times in an attack the government pins on Wild Telly and Moonie Porter. The Reed murder is part of the pairs’ current case.

The lone witness to the Reed murder Hasan (Hockie) Williams was killed two weeks after Reed, just days removed from going in front of a grand jury and fingering Hankton and Porter. Prosecutors have charged Porter with carrying out the Williams slaying, as well as the 2012 retaliatory murder of Curtis Matthews, the brother of Jazz Daiquiris owner John Matthews, who survived being shot 17 times to still testify against Hankton in his trial for the Stewart hit the year before. Porter, according to the indictment, is responsible for the shooting of John Matthews too in an unsuccessful attempt to dissuade him from cooperating with state’s attorneys and testifying that he saw Hankton gun down Stewart with four shots to the face at point-blank range. Peters popped up dead in 2014.

Back in March, Porter was convicted in the November 21, 2010 murder of Christopher (Tiger) Smith, an employee of New Orleans car wash owner and former LSU football player Nemesis (Nemo) Bates suspected of stealing cash and jewelry from Bates’ home. Bates was convicted of hiring Porter and another man for $20,000 to kill Smith. Porter shot Smith more than 20 times. He’s suspected in pulling off at least a half-dozen bank robberies also in addition to his drug dealing and murder-for-hire gigs.

Always meticulously dressed, often wearing large-rimmed glasses, those within the Hankton crew began calling Porter “Urkel” behind his back, a reference to the nerdy 1990s television character on the show Family Matters. Porter reportedly liked to brag of his prowess as a hit man, an apparent common theme brought to the witness stand last week by a string of prosecution witnesses called to discuss their respective personal and professional interactions with Porter.


B.G. w/ his arm around “Moonie” Porter (far left) in this B.G. rap video that made it into evidence at Porter’s RICO trial

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