Late last night, a friend of mine posted the above video on my wall. At 2:15, CNet CarTech’s Brian Cooley demonstrates how the big Chrysler can read one’s text messages aloud. The example used may fly under the radar of most people, but anybody who has ever listened to rap music, or dealt massive quantities of cocaine, will pick up on it immediately.
At 2:10, Cooley discusses the feature, and upon hitting a button to vocalize the message, a female computerized voice robotically asks ”Hey can you spot me 5 keys on credit dog?” While I’ve never ever sold narcotics in my life, years of listening to gangsta rap gives me enough knowledge of street lingo to know that the individual in question is asking to be supplied with 5 kilos of drugs (most likely cocaine, as that drug tends to be denominated in kilograms) on credit. Current rap songs place the value of a kilo of cocaine at about $17,500, which would mean that the sender is asking for a very generous loan – almost enough to buy two 300 SRT8 Core models.
Why this even appeared is an utter mystery. But it’s also something that I could envision somebody doing as an “easter egg” to see if anyone is paying attention. At the very least, CNet gave my friends and I a good laugh.