I originally wrote The Heist sketch in 2017 as an homage to the parallels to Harry Potter and gang culture.
In the movie In the “The Hate You Give,” Author Angie Thomas also recognized these parallels to street life. “…Hogwarts houses are really gangs. They have their own colors, their own hideouts, and they are always riding for each other, like gangs. Harry, Ron, and Hermione never snitch on one another, just like gangbangers. Death Eaters even have matching tattoos. And look at Voldemort. They’re scared to say his name. Really, that “He Who Must Not Be Named” stuff is like giving him a street name. That’s some gangbanging shit right there.”