Gangster rap is defined as a sub genre in hip-hop that reflects violence and urban crime of the inner city youth. From a sky view this would be a good synopsis but at eye level it more closely resembles an audio version of the nightly news. In Alabama, everything from police brutality to inadequate schoolings can go unheard of, relying solely on the people to educate one another. This voice is Bentley. Being haled as the “Intelligent Hoodlum”, his music paints graphic depictions of reality with the finesse of an undergraduate’s thesis paper.