Did the TIs issue a gag order re: Rick Ross?

Rick Ross might be smarter than he looks.

Back when it was revealed that Rowss used to be a corrections officer, where he probably had to watch guys take a shower, and had poo flung on him, and had to sign a paper saying he would shoot a guy in the back if he tried to escape, I suggested that he should just admit that it’s true and be done with it.

I figured people could give a rat’s ass that he worked for the Department of Corrections for a year and a half back when he was 19, before he embarked on his career as a drug kingpin. Lord knows I did my fair share of things I’m not proud of back when I was 19. I’m sure you can imagine. Nullus.

To this day, though, Rick Ross has yet to admit that he used to be a cop. In interviews, he claims that the pictures of him in all of that polyester, and the documents touting his propensity to show up to work on time (seriously, wtf?) are forgeries. I even saw an interview where he claimed he didn’t steal his nom de rap from the famous LA crack dealer (and tennis player) Freeway Rick Ross.

The fuck?

My guess is that, back when these allegations began to surface, the TIs took him into a room (or perhaps their secret lair, six miles below the earth’s surface) and told him to just continue to deny that shit, no matter what, and eventually those dreaded n-words will just accept it the same way they do everything else that’s gone wrong with hip-hop.

And wouldn’t you know, they were probably right.

I was checking the story on the Ozone Awards over at MTV News just now, and I notice that Rawls’ album Trilla actually won this year’s for Best Rap Album. Which I hadn’t read before until just now. In all the hoopla re: mofos receiving the Double-O treatment, I guess it hadn’t occurred to me that they actually gave out awards at this damn thing.

Well, that and the fact that I could generally give a rat’s ass about that kind of music.

Anyhoo, you’d think this would have been as much of a controversy as Trae vs. Mike Jones, and Lil Boosie vs. which ever n-bomb tried to snatch his chain and what have you. I mean, this guy Rick Ross was just revealed as a complete and utter fraud a few weeks ago, and yet he still received one of the main awards at this thing. I’m surprised they gave him shit.

Or was there some sort of voting process weeks beforehand, overseen by an international accounting firm, as if it was the Academy Awards, and so they couldn’t just go back and cross his name off the list? Nah, I’d be willing to bet that the selection process in these awards is fairly arbitrary.

If anything, the fact that Rick Ross took home the most coveted prize of the evening probably had to do with the fact that the TIs have more invested in his career than, say, Trae, or one of these other bums. And you know these magazines know better than to fuck with a TI’s money, even if it’s their credibility at stake.

Don’t be surprised if you see several pages of ads for Rick Ross, or some other Def Jam artist, in an upcoming issue of Ozone – similar to how the new issue of Vibe, with Jay-Z on the cover, supposedly has 20 pages of ads for Roc-A-Wear.

But I suppose that’s to be expected from these magazines. What surprises me is that there hasn’t been more of a backlash from Rowse’s fellow rappers.

I figured there probably would be, given that Reuss’ entire career is based on his being this drug kingpin, and the last thing these rappers need is people thinking drug dealer shit is all a bunch of bullshit. It’s like, if people found out I had attended several functions at R. Kelly’s house, I’d want people to know I was there to fuck the (legally) grown women, not the kids.

Just so people wouldn’t get the wrong idea about me.

I knew the fix was in, though, when I checked – again – MTV News, right as the shit was hitting the fan re: Rall’s former career as a corrections officer, and I saw they had a story where a bunch of dudes like the Clipse and Fabolous offering all kinds of excuses for the fact that Rust had just been exposed as a fucking fraud and liar.

Clearly, some phone calls had been made.

So far, the only people I’ve seen take any shots at Rocks have been random-ass dudes from MySpace with no real career prospects, and this guy Maino, who I know did quite a bit of time in the joint, so he must be taking this a bit more personally than the rest of us. Perhaps he was once “tampered with” by a CO, and this is his way of seeking closure. (I’m just throwing that out there.)

What do you fruits think? Do the TIs have some sort of conspiracy to sweep this Rast shit under the rug, or is it just a coincidence that hardly anyone in the hip-hop community has been willing to take him to task? Probably the former, right?

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    To bad 50 is still licking his TOS wounds, the old 50 woulda had a field day with this Rick Ross shit!

    • chad bro chill

      thats tru i hate 50 cent but at least i could be sure wen he saw the news hed blast rick ross in the ass nullus

      and i was too busy laughing at all that other shit that happened to even see richard won the best album award that is redonkulous it wasnt even a good album

      that cop ass pig (GET EM)
      that pork into fatty (GET EM)
      that no shirt wearing boobies all hanging out sumo wrestler (GET EMMM)

      • ga_finest08

        u yung niggas is clowns. first of all a corrections officer is not a fucking cop. dem niggas is jail house referees’. thas it! they cant arrest anybody, pull anybody over, none of that shit. them niggas got pull in the prison yeah, but they aint no cops. my nigga did that shit for like six months and got more connects from niggas in jail than he did from mofuckas on the outside! real talk, who’s to say ross didnt get his shit hooked up while working in a prison. maybe thats why he has better sense than to keep entertaining u dumb niggas on the subject. i wouldn’t say shit either, so they can start an investigation, and start taking testimonys from cats who got like 20yrs, that will say anything to get their time reduced. i’m not even a fan of rick ross, but damn. think. if was a co, so what. what state has 19yr police officers. c’mon and bol i know u know better, but u got to write something.

  • Pierzy

    Exactly. Any time a company – ANY company – invests piles of money into a product (in this case Ross), they’ll do anything in their power to spin it their way and continue to generate revenue.

    I’m more surprised he actually received an award, considering they almost didn’t have a show since they misplaced the actual awards that were to be given out…

  • giantstepp

    Good drop Bol! I think that since his albim was out before he got busted, the acclaim he has gotten already is too late to stop. The real test is when he tries to come back out with another record talking that same ole kingpin BS, is where the results of his fakeary <(sp?)will be felt. The Ti’s cant stop it Bol! He looked us all in the eye and lied after being cold busted…he’s gonna pay for that shit! Not so much for being a CO.

  • giantstepp

    Ayo, Bol….thats 2 good drops in a row nigga. You must feel that presure coming from Ron Mex (nullus)lol.

  • http://blockishot.com/blog Kirk

    expose them.

  • 239allday

    I think it’s the latter. I don’t think Def Jam is that invested in Pig Boss to draw up this whole conspiracy. They’re more worried about Jeezy and Hov. Truss, someone is going to speak on it. I’m surprised Papoose hasn’t already!

  • http://www.asdf.com Hey

    What was the continual Ross name change thing about? WTF is Rast?

    On the topic, I’m betting that Rauss knows a lot of real mofos and these rappers know it. Just cuz he was all up in the jail on time and shit don’t mean a thing.

  • C-Money

    Ross is an idiot. Point blank. It’s the equivalent of a baseball player taking steroids. Look at Andy Petite and Jason Giambi…niggas forget that they actually took steroids since they admitted it and kept it moving but everyone is still condemning Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds for the same exact crime cuz they lying about it.

    Marion Jones in the clink for lying to the feds not cheating /or in Ross’ case his crediblity is shot for lying when he could have nipped it in the butt (pause) a long time ago

  • Justice4All

    You must be the most comical yet insightful blogger on the world wide trap. You already know the TI’s run rap. Everything you see happening in the rap world is puppeted by the secluded TI’s in their underground “area 55″ lair, with 210 video screens monitoring these rappers every move with automatic and premeditated rebuttals and responses for their every “ghetto mess” bafoonery action. Since we have seemed to fall in love with the monkey show, it’s now big business to turn these rappers lives into some reality fakeality. Shameful. However, we digest this madness at quickening pace because we live vicariously through our favorite monkey, then gripe when they get flagged even though we know they are monkeys in a cage doing their best circus act for free label paraphanalia for their homies.

    Rappers stay losing.

  • thizzin

    Do you think these fake rappers want attention drawn to them selves by trying to talk shit about Rowss? He who has not sin, cast the first stone…

    In my view rappers are more like actors than anything, and you have to suspend your disbelief to enjoy what comes out of their mouths. At least WWE has the guts to admit is entertainment upfront in its brand name.

    Unfortunately my dude PSD (Thizz Entertaiment) ironically got caught trafficking 6000 pills by airport security. Over $100000 in product… he will be going to prison for a long time. He should have stuck to making music instead of keeping it real on the street money.

    T.I.s are protecting their investment by hiring these fake rappers.

  • $ykotic

    2 be honest I could care less. It’s his problem. But I am here 2 ask this question…

    Do you believe in the hip hop police now?

  • http://1290wmcs.com “The Party Killa”

    It’s like, if people found out I had attended several functions at R. Kelly’s house, I’d want people to know I was there to fuck the (legally) grown women, not the kids.


  • Tony Grand$

    I don’t think niggas really care. Whatever rap cat with enough cajones to adress the issue publicly knows that his credibility has to be spotless, and every iota of what he speaks must be absolute truth. No discrepancies whatsoever. That rap dude doesn’t exist. Hip hop is not an audio documentary for the entire world to dissect, and digest. Its here to be marvelled upon, and equally enjoyed such as a comic book about kids from hell, or movies featuring sex-crazed vampires with guns. Show me a rapstar who’s never embellished even slightly, and ill show you some gay christian hip pop artist. And besides, without the entertainmentvalue factored in, most these niggas would be boring. I thought Rickshaw Ross was wack from the jumpoff, so his mishandled scandal didn’t make me none. I just wish dudes would get his back. Like yall aint @ least stretched actuality once or twice to get some ass before. Gimme a break yall

    • http://xxlmag.com Bol

      Hold on, now.

      Lying to a girl to get her to have sex with you is one thing. But lying about your past as a drug kingpin in a rap song is just wrong!

  • Maddolies

    Co Sign Detroit!
    The One Time Everyone Wants 50 2 Be An Asshole And Say Something And He Doesnt Say Shit!

  • fredMS

    im real surprised in today’s rap game that no one has come up with a punchline about him yet. maybe its just too easy.

  • Yayza

    Bol, you are exactly on point with this shit. There needs to be more of an outcry against these fake ass rappers for the sake of rap music’s survival. We can’t have guys like Ross and Akon, and whoever the fuck else, lying their asses off and getting away with it just because they dropped Generic Club Banger #296 last month. Not in my hip-hop. That shit just aint gonna fly. We need to boycott these fucks, and speak out against them whenever we can. We need to let them know that this shit is not ok, and we aren’t going to stand being lied to. Rap music is not controlled by corperate America anymore. It was for a few short years, but the record labels are DONE son. This shit is in our hands again, and we can’t let it slip back unto the clutches of these evil fucking TIs. And yes, people who will compromise their morals to make a quick buck are fucking evil. Remember, you are not a “hater” for speaking out about this shit. Fuck Rick Ross, and fuck any other lying SOB that continue to poison our culture with their bullshit.

  • Bang

    damn we do need 50 for this, he aint give a fuck unlike these other failures who need to stay quiet or face the fire of these TI s

  • Bang

    next dudes are going to buy gay shit like fonsworth mixtapes pumped out by the industry and swear that shit is hot, and tell me that Crooked I is wack

    • Tony Grand$

      Yuck, a fonsworth mixtape! I couldn’t take that. We be talkin all that shit bout the skinny jeans and x-small undershirts, but could yall niggas imagine what that homo Mr. Bentley would do? That weenie ass yee would set us back like 5 hundred yrs! Have lil niggas wearin argyle socks and loafers, sports jackets with the corduroy elbow patches. Talkn bout “that’s gangster, but my good man, THIS is gentleman!” I shudder @ the thought.

  • Matt

    Nobody’s got the balls to say anythings.

    But they should.

  • Amar

    any day where a new video with a shirtless rick ross doesn’t surface is a good day. Amen. Hallelujah.

  • http://eye95.tv beeyo

    Ayo Bol, stop calling me a fruit. I dont appreciate that shit nigga.

  • Vicious Seiger

    When’s the last time you heard of a drug kingpin eager to give up his life as an “Notorious, Untouchable” Distrubtor to pursue being a rapper? Rap is the New Hollywood and it’s sad to see how so many fans take these artists words so serious. Most of these MoFo’s make up or exaggerate their lives to sell records. I mean would you care if someone told the truth and said I sold crack for 8 days and didn’t make sh!t or if he gave it that sensational, steroid makeover and said he was the East Coast’s Number One Supplier who got tired of the game and started rapping. At the end of the day this music is just entertainment – so deal with it and stop all this Ross lied, Ross ain’t real. Because guess what?… your favorite rapper probably isn’t either.

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Rawls, Reuss, Rowse……………That’s some clever shit. Yeah, what the fuck is his name again???

  • Simple like ABC, 123


    Why the rappers (minus Maino) diss Rick Ross for this situation of “fake”, “CO”, “liar” ect.???

    • Simple like ABC, 123



      Why the rappers (minus Maino) don’t diss Rick Ross for this situation of “fake”, “CO”, “liar” ect.???

  • Josh

    yeah, i’ve been wondering that too…deny something enough times and it eventually turns out to be false…or, in lil’ wayne’s case, admit to kissing a man and eventually nobody will give a shit

  • kingequality

    everybody know most rappers are fucking geeks that be in the studio most of the time using their imaginations why is everybody tripping shit a 19yr old nigga had a job as a co thats good money they make you go to college to be a co nowadays yall should of known he was fake when he daid he knew the real noreaga who the fuck is gonna be moving weight and talking about unless they wanna be robbed or locked up they should start giving these niggas oscars

    • iLL

      Co-signin kingequality.

      Im neither for Ross or against him. Im looking at the situation more like; do you motherfuckers really believe that (any) of these rappers really who they say they are. Cmon people! Like kingequality is saying; what criminal will admit to committing crimes. What killer will admit to being a killer? None of these cats from Ross to Maino to (insert any rapper) are real to what they speakin. Its all exaggerated. Too many of you believe everything you hear, everything you see, and everything they say. Wise up and treat this shit like a blockbuster movie.

  • http://www.plasticsquirtguns.blogspot.com thoreauly77


    butta verses made a decent diss track against raaawlsss. who’s butta verses? he is the emcees from a couple tracks off of “the grind date”.