Uncle Luke writes an open letter to the Bawse.

Dear Rick Ross:

As someone who survived several rap beefs, I’m going to give you some advice. You need to seriously address the threats and attempts on your life. You have worked hard to become a big name in hip-hop. You’ve paid your dues and you’ve grown lyrically since the release of your debut album, Port of Miami, in 2006. You’ve arrived, buddy.

But all this gangster bullSh*t is jeopardizing your career. No club or arena is going to risk people getting shot. You can forget about doing any tours or CD signings. And if you can’t make money, watch how fast Warner Bros. Records turns on you. I know from experience how venues and the music industry would like to black ball you.

You have the Gangster Disciples breathing down your neck because you’ve named-dropped Larry Hoover, the gang’s founder, in your music. Unlike the record and book publishing industries, these bad dudes don’t understand the concept of public domain. They see you getting rich forever by rapping about their leader, and they don’t like it. That’s why they’re on YouTube talking about how you need to go see them and cut a check.

It’s a shame you can’t enjoy life without spending part of your earnings on heavy security or risking your freedom by purchasing an arsenal. Remember, that’s what landed T.I. and Lil Wayne in prison. You don’t want that to happen to you. However, those are the consequences of rapping about being something you’re not.

Hip-hop has a rich history of college guys who never committed a crime rapping about moving kilos of cocaine and taking out snitches. Every gangster rapper takes on the role of a real hood legend to build up street cred. But I don’t want you to fall into the trap of believing you are really a gangster.

Trust me, you don’t want to go out like Biggie Smalls or Tupac. It’s time you squash your beefs. Via miaminewtimes

  • Excellent advise.

  • Miami ain’t that big why didn’t he call or email him..how is this so hard?

    • jamar


  • Outstanding advice! Ross gonna end up dead or broke

  • “Dead rappers get better promotion”

    • khnkhjhk

      – Jadakiss

  • Antiione

    Thats Real Constructive advice and Grown man Talk.Peace and Blessings to them all.

  • jamar

    nothing about this seams sincere….this should have been on a man to man level…everything these entertainers do is about drawing attention.

    • bighomie53

      + 1,000,000

  • Tim

    Real talk from someone who has been threw the experience. His group was black Balled for something you see in video’s just about every day now.

    Still, I wonder if Ross can make this go away.

  • Sounds too well written to have some from Luke. I don’t know if a editor touched it up for the Good Middle Class Folk who don’t know who GD is or what.

  • bighomie53

    Frankly, it’s gonna be real hard to make this go away, for the simple fact that these n!gg@$ is out here extra thirsty & will do what ever it takes, even if the consequences are death or life in jail, just for a few dollars!!!!!!!!!!

  • edo

    That Larry Hoover track came out in 2011, why are they getting at him now??? In the end of 2012 to now??? as for the open letter, he does “write” articles so not suprised by that

  • edo

    That Larry Hoover track came out in 2011, why are they getting at him now??? In the end of 2012 to now??? as for the open letter, he does “write” articles so not surprised by that