Ewart Everton Brown, widely recognized as the legendary dancehall artist Mad Cobra, was apprehended on Tuesday following a traffic stop in Florence County, South Carolina. The county sheriff’s office reported that a substantial quantity of cocaine, approximately two kilograms, was discovered in Brown’s vehicle.
Brown, a 55-year-old resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was detained when Florence County deputies pulled over his Black BMW SUV for exceeding the speed limit. Upon halting Brown’s vehicle, the deputies reportedly had a “reasonable suspicion” of illegal activity, prompting them to request Brown’s permission to search his vehicle. During the inspection, they found two kilograms of cocaine along with a 9mm Beretta.
Brown now stands accused of cocaine trafficking and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. He was subsequently taken into custody and is presently confined at the Florence County Detention Center, awaiting a bond hearing.
The dancehall star Mad Cobra earned significant fame in the 90s. His career recently experienced a revival when his hit ‘Flex’ was sampled by American singer and actress Janelle Monae in her latest track ‘Lipstick Lover’. ‘Flex’ was featured in Mad Cobra’s major-label debut album ‘Hard to Wet, Easy to Dry’ under Columbia Records. The track climbed to number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, topped the Rap Singles chart, and secured the seventh spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Besides ‘Flex’, Mad Cobra is also renowned for his successful singles such as ‘Press Trigger’, ‘Dis Dem Anyweh’, ‘Dun Wife’, and ‘Defend It’.