Identical-twin rappers Kane & Abel pleaded not guilty to felony
drug charges in a New Orleans courtroom Tuesday (May 11), according to
their lawyer, Richard Westling. Dressed in khakis and Tommy Hilfiger
shirts, the 22-year-old No Limit rappers and authors (born David
and Daniel Garcia, respectively) spent 10 minutes before a judge,
who ordered them to appear in court for a trial to begin June 1. The two
were among six men charged with being part of a cocaine-distribution
ring run by New Orleans drug kingpin Richard Pena. The Garcias were
charged with conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute.
This month the twins published "Eyes of a Killer/Behind Enemy Lines," a
book containing two novellas. "Eyes of a Killer" tells the story of a
teen caught up in the New Orleans drug underworld.