Whether or not there is a racist element to smack/street fans, has no bearing on whether suburban/KOTD fans are or aren't racist. The important thing to realize is that most of the racism is that subtle subconscious shit. The shit that makes you cross the street at the black man with the baggy jeans sagging to his thighs and laugh at the white guy who does it. The thing that lets cats like OSA, Pesci, Illmac, and Real Deal spit violent shit and get applauded, while when Arsonal and T-rex do it, they get called corny. Sure there's more to it then race. There's the feeling that the first five guys aren't real trying to be serious, that they know it's a fantasy, essentially they are in on the joke(same reason Fresco gets shitted on when he does it) and when Ars and Rex do it, they seem like they really mean it, or at least that they really want to mean it. Part of that is the culture they grew up in, but part of it is also, they are black men from urban environment. When they say they are gonna palm the ruger, it's different than when it's said by Cruger. Even if it's the same bar with the same inflection.