The cops are currently investigating a murder which occured in front of Rick Ross’ Miami Gardens home.
A forty-year old man was shot to death this morning in front of Ross’ property. The victim was found laying inside the gate of Ross’ home. Although it is unknown whether Ross actually has any connection to the victim, since he is listed as the property owner the police would like to talk to him about it.
Ross wasn’t actually home at the time of the shooting, and he is not a suspect at this point in the investigation.
The case of Rick Ross vs. Rick Ross is soon to be underway. The real Rick Ross, an actual drug dealer kingpin, has been seeking justice against the rapper Rick Ross, who he says has illegaly profited off his name and reputation.
The lawsuit was originally thrown out in 2010, because of Ross’ criminal record, but has since been reopened in California, and there is now a trial date set for May in L.A.
AOL’s The BoomBox spoke to “Freeway” Rick Ross about the rapper that is using his name, whom he calls a “big clown,” and a “complete idiot.” Read what was said below.
On The Trial & Rick Ross:
“We’ve been doing depositions everyday for the last month, just about. I heard some really interesting testimony, probably the most interesting was the rapper, he showed me how big a clown he is. I had a little respect for him, but after I saw his deposition, I have zero respect for him now. I think he’s a complete idiot. It’s a disgrace for me to have someone like this with my name. He doesn’t know what the name stands for, or how I got my name. He thinks that this name belongs to some big mafia guy who don’t care about nothing but himself and really, he’s just a pig.”
On Rappers Associating With Rick Ross:
“Well, most of them are just like he is. That’s why they can go and cut up a $400,000 car and we got kids in the streets that’s hungry. I couldn’t live like that. I sold drugs because I thought that was my only option. I know what it’s like not to have food in the refrigerator. These guys come from good backgrounds, they’re lying that they were illiterate. You can go check my school record, I was illiterate. I’m not bragging about that though, but that’s what it really is. To have somebody who went to college and whose moms had a good job then turn around and claim poverty and illiteracy, it’s totally ludicrous.”
On Rappers Claiming To Be Harder Than They Are:
“All the stuff that they rap about is like, “I’m going to take your girl.” Can you imagine, a guy coming up to me and telling me he’s going to take my girl? And then, if my girl went with him, how would I feel about her? These guys rap like that and people still support them. They’re not rapping about “What’s going on, brother?” “Keep on pushing.” Their message and my message are totally different. When I sold drugs, even when I sold drugs, I told people not to use them. I knew that when I sold drugs I was taking a life and death chance.”
J. Cole’s hometown is showing him a lot of love by introducing a holiday in honour of him.
On March 1st, Fayetteville in North Carolina, Cole’s hometown, will honour him with his own day. As Rap Radar reports, this day is part of Cole’s first Dreamville Weekend, which will include concerts and speaking engagements.
In 2007 Q-Tip and Common formed the “super group” called The Standard, but since the formation of the group we’ve still been waiting on them to release music. Although Q-Tip hinted that he was finally ready to work on music with Common for The Standard, a source close to the emcee says that this won’t happen any time soon because “he’s in the studio, working on his own album.”
Nonetheless, NY Daily News reports that Common & Q-Tip may be interested in adding another emcee to the group, which could be Nas. When asked if he would be working with the duo, Nas replied, “definitely.”
Kid Cudi has been outspoken about his upcoming project with Dot Da Genius, WZRD, saying that it forays into new territories music-wise.
Although Cudi may loose fans with the new direction he is going in, in a recent interview with Redbull he explains that he is making this music for himself and not for the consumer, “I just went ahead and just wanted to make some shit that was for me,” Cudder said. “I think about the kids very little and think about what I want to make, more than anything. We were working and creating something, we think too much about the consumer and lose our way. And then we become machines and that’s not how it’s supposed to be, at least for me.”
Cudi also says that what he and Dot are doing musically is different from what any other artist is doing at the moment, “I think every artist wants a Grammy, no matter what they say. When they say Grammy, I think of Michael Jackson,” he said. “We are really doing something that nobody else is doing, and I can honestly sit here confident and say that, without being cocky or over-the-top.”