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(AllHipHop News) DJ Khlaed is on one once again.
The same lineup for 2011′s biggest hit of the summer “I’m On One” reprise their role (with the addition of Future) on the first single from DJ Khaled’s upcoming album, Suffering from Success. Drake hinted at the release of a song that initially started as a remix to his hit single “Started From the Bottom” in a recent interview on Elliott Wilson’s EVR Radio show Keep It Thoro. Boi-1da and 40 co-produced the mid-tempo song and remnants of the “Started From The Bottom” beat can be heard.
Check below for the In Flex We Trust-exclusive release of “No New Friends”:
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(AllHipHop News) Reebok’s recent dissolution of their endorsement deal with Maybach Music Group head honcho Rick Ross over his controversial “U.O.E.N.O.” lyrics has everyone talking. In a statement exclusively obtained by AllHipHop, “Freeway” Rick Ross speaks on the recent turn of events for his constant legal rival.
[ALSO READ: Rick Ross Releases Official Apology; Reebok Comments]
While “Freeway” Rick Ross admits that the recent events are unfortunate, he believes this incident is a reminder of artistic responsibility:
It is a sad situation, but we all have to be responsible about what we say in art and in life. Maybe this will be a turning point that brings a better awareness by artist of repercussions from consumers. The youth are listening and following us all as role models.
[ALSO READ: Rocko On Rick Ross And Reebok: “It Wasn’t Fair”]
Always outspoken, “Freeway” Rick Ross also advises future endorsers in Hip Hop to properly assess who they are investing in so they are not blindsided by these type of preventable mishaps:
Endorsers also have to hold this high standard in evaluating who they use to sell products in our communities. They can’t just wait until a firestorm and react, they should evaluate their partners throughout the time of their deals.
On March 21st, “Freeway” Rick Ross lost a legal battle over illegal republication with rapper Rick Ross’ parent label, Warner Bros Music. The ex drug kingpin has been unsuccessful on two previous attempts at suing Rick Ross over trademark infringement dating back to a August 2010 legal defeat.
“Freeway” Rick Ross is currently working on his as-of-yet untitled biopic with Nick Cannon assuming the role of famous ex-con. “Freeway” Rick Ross is also looking to release the documentary Cracks In The System this fall with Emmy award-winning documentarian Marc Levin assuming directing and production duties.
(AllHipHop News) Even though he removed Rick Ross from his now hit record, Rocko is riding with the Boss and chiding Reebok for dropping Rick Ross as a sponsor.
He recently told MTV that the sneaker brand should have stuck with Rozay since he helped bring their kicks to the hood.
“As far as the Reebok thing, I don’t think that was fair because what he brought to Reebok. People in my neighborhood, in my city, they’re back wearing Reeboks. It was a cardinal sin to wear Reebok before Ross started promoting ‘em. Ross stepped in and he branded ‘em and he got the urban
market back in to ‘em.”
RELATED: BEWARE: The Lyric Police
It was Rocko’s song “U.O.E.N.O,” albeit a Ross lyric, that started all the controversy. But, under the pressure, Rocko offered up new versions of the song with Young Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa and Future.
In an exclusive interview with Hot 97, Rocko further explained why he made the move to replace Rick Ross.
(AllHipHop News) The saga surrounding Rick Ross’ lyrics on “U.O.E.N.O.” continues today (April 9) as sources are reporting that a Rick Ross concert was cancelled in Ottawa, Canada due to protests from college students at the University of Ottawa.
While Ross is still is under contract with Reebok, the Miami, Florida based rapper has been the subject of protests across the United States at Reebok stores and now his concerts.
Despite the fact that Ross has publicly denounced the lyrics in interview and in song, his Tuesday night show in Ottawa at the Ernst & Young Centre was cancelled.
According to O.Canada.com, due to “security concerns” from the show’s promoter, Urban Jamz Ent., the show will no longer take place.
“Put molly all in the champagne / you don’t even know it /Took her home and I enjoyed that / she aint even know it,” Ross famously said in the song.
Part of the reason the show was cancelled had to do with a Student Federation at the University of Ottawa, who pulled out of the annual festival, dropping support to bring Ross to the show.
“He wasn’t an artist the SFUO could support,” said Ethan Plato, the federation’s president.
Ross was rumored to be paid between $ 100,000 and $ 250,000 for the show.
More news as details emerge.
This is really getting interesting, if you really take a look at it. Rick Ross has been accused and really proven to have advocated rape in a song. In my heart of hearts, I’m thinking the man just didn’t know what he was saying, because I cannot imagine the man purposefully promoting rape in a rap song. Rozay ain’t really crazy. That said: there have been protests from the likes of Rosa Clemente on down to editors of JET and Ebony and so on and so forth….and really not a lot changed.
But, last week something changed – WHITE WOMEN GOT ON THIS TRAIN! Yes, ma’am! Rick Ross must not know! Waka Flocka doesn’t have any issues, because he’s just upset the sistas! Let him say “White women are played out” and see what happens! There is a woman’s rights organization called UltraViolet and they staged a protest outside of Reebok last week. I think Reebok and Rozay thought it was going to just go away….mannnnnnn…they don’t “just go away” on topics like rape!
They NOT letting this go!
Do you think the White Women will do what 50 Cent, Young Jeezy, Freeway Rick, The Gangster Disciples and even Black Women could not do!? Take down the boss?!
At least they don’t have guns!
RELATED: Ace Hood Defends Rick Ross
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(AllHipHop News) Rick Ross’ friends are standing by him, even though most remain quiet amid criticism that the rapper condone’s rape in a rap song. Ross has repeatedly denied that he advocates for rape.
Ace did the best he could, even though his defense wouldn’t make a lawyer proud.
“Ross ain’t that type of guy,” Ace said in an interview with radio host Jenny Boom Boom. “You know what I mean? I’ve known Ross since I jumped in this music industry, he ain’t mean it in no way that would be degrading to women or anything like that aura. [Why did he say it?] What they saying he said, he didn’t say. You know what I’m saying, what they’re saying. Bottle and champagne, something like that.”
In the video, Hood was definitely in the hot seat with Jenny Boom Boom grilling him over the guest lyrics on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” “Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it, I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.” Perhaps, Hood is suggesting Ross was enjoying champagne and the woman was unaware.
Nevertheless, Rozay has apologized for the offending lyrics already.
RELATED: Rick Ross Apologizes for Rape Lyric Again, Releases “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe” (Remix) Video
Rick Ross’ shoe sponsor, Reebok, still has not commented on the matter, despite a burgeoning protest.
(AllHipHop News) Harry Fraud took a moment to speak with AllHipHop about his recently released mixtape “Adrift” as well as releasing some records he’s had in the vault with Mac Miller, establishing a relationship with Smoke DZA and linking with the biggest boss Rick Ross and MMG.
When it came to working with Mac Miller, Fraud says the two connected years ago. “We probably did a couple songs a year and a half to two years ago. His people around him reached out. They’re obviously fans of French’s music and we’re fans of their music,” Fraud continued ”we never actually met in person, we just communicated through, email and phones.”
Smoke DZA and Harry Fraud released the “Rugby Thompson’ Album in 2012 to both critical and commercial success , Harry detailed their growing relationship and it leading to other projects..
“We clicked super easy, obviously now a year later, we’re really close friends, we’ve made a decent amount of music since then, that’s my bro, he made so much shit possible for me …for instance Smoke brought Currency to the studio to do the record for his album and that’s how me an Currency started to build and we got to do the EP.”
Next was a call from Rick Ross who brought Harry Fraud in to do some music for Self Made 2.
“French called me and put him on the phone and we talked very briefly, he said he wanted to do some music, and I was at his house the next day or two days later.”
Fraud told AHH one thing he was impressed by was Rozay’s work ethic
“Ross , he’s just on some music shit, he loves to make music, he’s really focused on the music. He’s not where he’s at for no reason …or just because he’s some kind of gimmick or something like that. He’s very focused.”
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“Freeway” Rick Ross Vows To Continue To Battle Rapper Rick Ross Over Name; Plans Appeal Of Recent Ruling
(AllHipHop News) “Freeway” Ricky Ross has vowed to continue to battle for his own name, after his most recent defeat in court.
Last Wednesday (March 21), a judge rejected “Freeway” Ricky’s claims that Warner Bros. stole his name and likeness, to boost the career of rapper Rick Ross born William Leonard Roberts II.
The latest ruling upheld previous Judges’ rulings that “Freeway” Ricky, who was released from prison in 2009, waited too long to file his lawsuit.
Under California law, publicity rights claims have to be made within the first two years of the publication of the objectionable material.
“We feel good about our case. This is classic republication as to all defendants there was consistently new music, management decisions and product made,” Freeway Ricky Ross told The Hollywood Reporter. “The statute of limitations was never meant to be used to hide defendant actively infringing with new decisions and campaigns.”