In an episode heavily focused on parodying the pitfalls of a gangsta rap lifestyle, a new character, Sgt. Gutter, is introduced as a parody of teenage rapper Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, with his song “Crank That (Artichoke).” Sgt. Gutter feuds with Thugnificent, a play on the beef between Soulja Boy and Ice-T. Meanwhile, Thugnificent’s latest album, Mo Bitches Mo Problems, is a reference to Notorious B.I.G.’s single “Mo Money Mo Problems.”