Philadelphia rapper Oschino, also known as Oschino Vasquez, recently opened up about his past involvement in drug dealing during an interview with the African Cultural Art Forum. In the mid-2000s, following the split of his rap group State Property, Oschino reminisced about a time when he earned a substantial income, making thousands of dollars per week.
During the interview, Oschino shared insights into the financial aspect of his drug dealings. Between 2005 and 2006, he revealed earning an impressive $30,000 to $40,000 weekly. Explaining his modus operandi, he disclosed that he purchased drug bricks for $20,000 and resold them for $27,000 in a specific location at Dover and Delaware. To streamline his operations, he implemented a system where customers would have to come to him for a single brick while he offered delivery for orders of three or more. This approach helped him cultivate a loyal customer base.
Despite the significant financial gains, Oschino emphasized that the risks associated with drug dealing were not worth the rewards. He recounted an incident when his house on Lincoln Drive was robbed, which prompted him to quit abruptly. Recognizing the potential dangers and consequences, he made a firm decision to distance himself from drugs and substance abuse entirely. He also highlighted the subsequent turn of events, as many of his associates faced legal troubles shortly after he made the choice to quit.
State Property, a rap group organized by Freeway and Beanie Sigel, emerged in the early 2000s and became part of Roc-A-Fella Records. Alongside Oschino Vasquez, the group consisted of Peedi Crakk, Omillio Sparks, and the duo Young Gunz (Young Chris and Neef Buck).
In 2002, they released their debut album, serving as the official soundtrack for the 2001 film State Property, in which they all starred. The album achieved notable success, reaching No. 1 and No. 14 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums and 200 charts, respectively.