By Cole Premo

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis-based rapper Prof says everything that his team uses to make art and a living was taken when his tour van was broken into in California.

According to a Facebook post from Prof, the band’s van, “Heisenberg”, was robbed in Santa Cruz Monday. Prof says stolen items include cash, laptops, passports, a hard drive containing an unreleased music video, DJ equipment, unreleased songs, music equipment and personal belongings – totaling about $30,000 to $40,000 in losses.

Here’s the post with video. (Warning: Strong Language)

“We are currently working on cataloging everything that was stolen, finding out what will be covered by insurance, and setting up a GoFundMe page to try and cover the rest,” Prof said.

Prof says he now needs help from fans and hopes to continue the tour once the equipment is replaced.

The GoFundMe page was posted Tuesday. As of 3 p.m., nearly $6,000 had already been raised.

Another Minneapolis rapper, Sims, had a similar experience in November 2016 when his tour van was broken into and more than $18,000 was stolen. A GoFundMe campaign managed to raise $19,072 in two months.

  1. Ben Boniff says:

    I am pretty sure life is supposed to be like this…..
    You work, you play, you carry your own insurance, you pay for your own insurance, if and when a loss may occur you man or woman up, take the proceeds from settlement less deductible and replace what you can. That’s called shared risk. Life goes on.
    If you under-insured you eat it.
    Now today every time someone messes up they start a Go Fund Me, aka you never really know if it happened or needed or if it just a scam, page.

    No need to ever fret – society, aka fools, shall always bail you out.
    It’s called liberalism. It’s always free now isn’t it. 😉