NEW YORK (AP) — The unexpected success of a song criticizing Chris Brown has caused havoc for two previously unknown bands.
A group of DJs from Chicago found unexpected airplay last week when radio stations began playing “My Flow Is So Tight.'' The main lyric suggests that Brown, who's been charged with felony assault and making criminal threats against R&B singer Rihanna, should be beaten for his alleged crime.
Brown pleaded not guilty Monday.
The DJs behind the anti-Brown song called themselves Smoke Jumpers, but that name had already been taken by an Austin, Texas, hip-hop group. The group says they quickly changed their name to Jump Smokers.
The original Smoke Jumpers aren't amused. The group's Ashley Harkrider says their name has been hurt “in the minds of music listeners everywhere.''