Black Rob “Still Reppin’ The [Bad Boy] Flag” Behind Bars

XXLmag.com recently caught up with incarcerated rapper Black Rob to find out if he is still signed with Bad Boy Records and when he expects to get out of jail.

Rob (born Robert Ross) was arrested in 2004 for burglary and criminal possession after he was caught on tape stealing a pocketbook from a hotel room. According to the New York Post, the bag contained over $6,000 worth of jewelry and cash and the Harlem bred MC was sentenced to two to six years in ‘06 for the charges.

While he’s been serving time, Rob says he has not been in communication with his label, but until he gets the call he’s still with Diddy. “I haven’t heard from these dudes, they might’ve took me off the Bad Boy website or whatever but I haven’t heard from anyone telling me what the deal is. So until I get a piece of paper saying that I’m no longer a Bad Boy artist, I’m still reppin’ that flag. I’m a team player man.”

And fans may be hearing from Rob soon. BR has been using his time to write constantly and believes he may be released shortly. “Right now I’m looking at like 90 Days before I touch the streets,” he said.

As of press time, there has been no official release date. – Elan Mancini with additional reporting by Rob Markman

 

Stay tuned for a full length feature with Black Rob on XXLmag.com shortly.

  • BIGSCREECH

    Banco popular. I ain’t even know he was inside.

    • Jamal7Mile

      Black Rob STAYS inside!! I’ve never been to a Black Rob concert, and I don’t think anyone else has either… because, again, he STAYS INSIDE!!!

      Yo Rob, what’s wrong with that LEGAL tender? nobody go to jail for making that tour money, unless they forget the Uncle Sam shakedown on April 15th.

      Dude, ya rhymes are decent and that is a way to bid the streets adeiu (sp?). What’s the prob?!?!

  • http://xxlmag.com yung gee

    PUFF PROBABLY STILL JERKING HIM N HE PROBABLY STILL BROKE.

    • Jamal7Mile

      Puff prob can’t wait for him to get out, drop a track that (magically, unethically) Puff produced. God forbid if it’s a hit! Puff gon rake up ALL that guap!

      That type of shit make me and other spitters scared to fk with so-called producers/BUSINESSmen.

      I wish somebody would bring back the fking cassette tapes, yo (Maxwell, the fk you at nucca???).

      “…who the FUCK made Hip Hop a business?”
      -Jamal

  • Phil

    Dude’s albums were surprisingly fire! Cool cat, too.

  • http://xxlmag.com yung gee

    PUFF PROBABLY STILL JERKING HIM N HE PROBABLY STILL BROKE. U BETTER OFF ON KOCH OR SUMTHING.

    • http://Www.myspace.com/onemanprod Oneman Beats

      HE STILL SEEING MONEY OFF OF WHOA BUT I GUESS NOT ENOUGH.
      WORD PUFF AINT PUT HIM OUT BUT MAYBE ITS BR THAT WONT KOME TO THE STUDIO. WHO KNOWS LETS SEE WHAT HE DO WHEN HE GET OUT
      STAY UP BR GOD BLESS!!

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Man that song “Woah” is one of the best songs to come out of NY ever ! The beat, lyrics and everything go hard. Not sure what a BR come back would look like, but I would like to hear what he has to offer

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Puff aint jerk the nigga. This nigga got a kidney alment or some shit were he was on the verge of death and needed some treatment. Puff came through and paid for the niggaz treatment etc. That was right before he went to jail. Cant help it if the dumb nigga was out robbing

  • ONE

    I’M NOT SAYING THIS BECAUSE HE’S LOCKED…BUT IF ANYBODY HEARD HIS ALBUMS WOULD AGREE HE DROPPED SOME OF THE HARDEST MATERIAL ON THE LABEL BY FAR…AND DARE SOMEBODY TO SAY DIFFERENT.

    • 619

      Uh oh…he said he’s daring somebody.
      HAHAHAHAHA! Fuck outta here! Does this situation sound like deja vu? Shyne? Rob said “I haven’t heard from these dudes”, he don’t even know if he’s still signed. HAHAHAA! Diddy’s not a street cat. Anybody on a label that’s been locked isn’t gonna leave a labelmate stuck like chuck. “I’m still reppin’ the flag”, what ‘flag’. HAHAHA! Bad Boy gotta flag? Oh yeah, I forgot, Puff started throwin’ up B’s, hahaha the West Coast still laughin’ at these fools.

      • http://xxlmag j da b stuy reppa

        go sumwhere with that east/est shit cuz while Death Row crumbled Bad Boy is still making hits…..and i’m not even a BB fan. Just stating the facts. So if anyone is laughing it’s Puff at dudes like you.

      • http://xxlmag j da b stuy reppa

        Go sumwhere with that East/West shit cuz while Death Row crumbled Bad Boy is still making hits…..and i’m not even a BB fan. Just stating the facts. So if anyone is laughing it’s Puff at dudes like you.

        • 619

          Bad Boy still makin’ hits? When? Name a recent one? anyone? HAHAHAHAHA! Yung Joc? Cassie? Diddy’s upcoming vocoder album? Fuck outta here, Bad Boy don’t make hip-hop anymore. The whole label’s garbage.

        • 619

          Still making hits? Since when and who? Who’s left on the roster that’s not pop? Thought so.

        • http://xxlmag j da b stuy reppa

          Did u forget Press Play? Puff last album? It actually sold and got nominated for awards. It may not be in our current rotation but it was still a hit! Stop hating! When was the last time a west coast artist that wasn’t Dre related went plat? we not even gonna talk about San Diego? Jayo Felony? Mitchy Slick? lmao! c’mon. Bad Boy been in the game like 15 years now. That says sumthing about a black owned company. I bet they will have another hit b4 the Row will.

        • 619

          Tha Row already shut down operations, you slow or somethin’. Press Play? HAHAHAHA! You not up on hip-hop are you? And if you wanna go that route, the East is losin’ more than anybody, so I don’t know how you figure you got any angle on South Cali.

        • http://xxlmag j da b stuy reppa

          R U slow or sumthin? U said when was the last time they had a hit record. That’s a hit record genius. And Death Row just recently shut down shop since you know so damn much. No one wants to work wit Suge and his half ass rappers. And u took it to the coastal aspect first. I got love for cats no matter where they from. And how do the East stay losing? Last I checked we been selling more records then yall lately and all Dre wants 2 do is sign NY rappers. When was the last time yall had a platinum record? The East dont run shit but we make our presence known. And I know more about hip hop then you ever will! EPMD, Diamond D, Gangstarr, N.W.A first album which wasn’t Straight Outta Compton, Nice & Smooth. Do u have any of records or artists? So don’t judge my knowledge of Hip Hop.

        • tony grand$

          ^strictly business, stunts,blunts&hiphop, step in the arena, NWA and the 8 ball posse lol! I feel both of yall points.

        • http://xxlMAG jb-da b.stuy reppa

          LOL! Don’t 4get the Nice & Smooth joints! The self titled 1st album and Ain’t A Damn Thing Changed. Both classics and better then everything that’s out now. No More Mr Nice Guy was Gangstarr’s debut tho. I had two and sold one on ebay for 300. =-D

        • http://xxlMAG jb-da b.stuy reppa

          LOL! Don’t 4get the Nice & Smooth joints! The self titled 1st album and Ain’t A Damn Thing Changed. Both classics and better then everything that’s out now. No More Mr Nice Guy was Gangstarr’s debut tho. I had two and sold one on ebay for 300. =-D

        • tony grand$

          Ahhhhhh, that shit was killin me, I knew “arena” wasn’t the first, I just remebered it was on “Wild Pitch” before they signed with “Chrsalis”, I knew the N&S was self titled. Shit, I still bump “Stunts”, ‘sally gotta one track mind’….lol!

        • http://xxlMAG jb-da b.stuy reppa

          I listened 2 it this morning..

  • http://xxlmag.com yung gee

    im not knocking him 4 his music cuz his album was hard . but think about it. if puff wasn’t jerking him why would u have to rob 4. no doubt its his name n puff held em down when he needed medical treatment . but at the end he was still broke cuz of puff.

  • Mutada al sader the king

    @yung gee

    I feel what you saying.

    I’m quite sure BR made some 100Ks with puff, I belive the Life Story album did plat or close to it off the single “woah”. And I know rob was doing shows and guest spots for a second there. He’s just a fucking dust head and did’nt do the right thing with his loot. Puff probably had some shady shit in the contracts too but it goes both ways.

  • The Wayno Show

    Black Rob is a solid rapper! His 2 CDs are nice. Bad Boy sucks right now so maybe he can bring some life back to the label. But Bad Boy moves so slow with real talent, who knows. Is E-Ness ever going to get a release date?!!!

  • $ykotic

    Rob is a good dude. We used to hang tough @ Speed.

    But I never knew about his contractual status. None of my business.

    Come home safe!

  • tony grand$

    I know enuff niggas locked up to know that they take that shit personal when u just leave ‘em high & dry. Niggas touch down ready to squabble & catch another case for that shit.

    Its good he’s taking it all in stride. But, doesn’t sound like Puff is too concerned with Robert Ross right now. Look @ Diddy’s track record, sounds about right…….

  • http://asianmanflavor@msn.com TOWN BUSINESS

    BR albums always get slept on….. the latest one Robb Report has at least five tracks that are slapps.

    Town Business ==== Oakland.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/Lyrik07 L-Y, NawfWestSide

    U must be hurtin’ if u ain’t trpn on them katz not showin’ any type of luv while u in hell-on-earth, after u made them a grip. Rob remind me of DMX how he stay catchin’ cases. God bless u Black, when u touchdown be eazy god, damn.. I know u said whut u wuz gonna do at the end of ur verse on “Can I live” if u wuzn’t eatin’ heavy off rap, but itz 09′ and them gray boiz keepin’ us secured under the jail, Letz get Free, bruh, one-hunned -

  • http://xxlmag j da b stuy reppa

    this gotta b the dumbest nigga in the world….

  • EReal

    Puffy do be raping rappers on they contracts tho.

    Better than Baby’s sloth lookin ass. He just doesn’t pay you. Now THATS cold.

  • stoneyisland

    I messes with Banco, BR is the 3rd best rapper to ever do it under bad boy after biggie and craig mack. I actually like both of BR’s cd’s and they still get rotations in my whip.

  • DV8

    While these clowns running around out there making Harlem look bad (except for Charles Hamilton and Camron). Harlems best rapper been locked up for a minute. Hope he still got it. I wanna hear some new shit from him.