Rick Ross, Uncle Luke

Uncle Luke Questions Rick Ross' Gangster; Tells Rick Ross "Squash Your Beef"


(AllHipHop News) 2 Live Crew front man, Uncle Luke, now one of Miami’s most renowned community service heroes, recently wrote an open letter in the Miami New Times to Maybach Music Group founder Rick Ross.

As part of his series with the Miami New Times called, “Luke’s Gospel,” Luke warned  Rick Ross about the dangers that accompany touting a gangster lifestyle.

Recalling Ross’ most recent scare after being shot at in Ft Lauderdale, Florida just a few weeks ago, Luke recommended that Ross ends all his beef with the Gangsta Disciples and pointed out that record labels are steering away from artists surrounded with security issues.

“You have the Gangster Disciples breathing down your neck because you’ve named-dropped Larry Hoover,  the gang’s founder, in your music.” Uncle Luke said of Rick Ross’ track “BMF.”

The two have a brief history both being from Miami and on French Montana’s song “Pop That” Rick Ross shouts out Uncle Luke saying, “Shout out to Uncle Luke, we the 2 Live Crew.”

Despite the shout out, Luke also questions Rick Ross’ past with respect to drug trafficking and the authenticity of his street credibility.

“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,” Luke said.

Check out the whole letter below:

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 bullshit 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.

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  • surcharles

    dats fucked up

    • crucob

      How? He being real & trying to give the man some advice that nobody in his camp seems to be trying to give to him.

  • bigdoe6

    Luke is right though.

    • Bumpy Johnson

      it ain worth dying over….im putting a bounty on rick ross beard.

      • hoeyuno

        Ha ha… I got 5 on it.

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  • ImaFoolBoy

    Tell his fake ass uncle Luke!!!

  • Eli Pinilla

    Kick him while hes down luke, kick him while hes down

  • Ronald Booher

    his tone is not disrespectful the way the internet self righteous haters are. He seems genuinely concerned. To me I feel he is looking at a false issue. Any rapper can run into threats for refusal to be extorted…Ross’ background don’t have a damn thing to do with it. Nobody even really knows Ross’ full background it took years to uncover the C.O. thing and people don’t seem to really know what he did as one or how long he worked there.

    • DJ7

      No intel is safe….his ENTIRE “real life” has been exposed on several occasions & it didn’t take years to do it….. only the non believers took playa’s word & dismissed the evidence

  • Calico Joe

    Damn. Luke told the truth. And clowned that nigga at the same time.

  • J.R Smith & Wesson

    He ended the letter with a diss..

    • bigdoe6

      Nah, it wouldn’t say it was a diss. Just some OG talk. The fact remains is Ross doesn’t want to go out like that.

      • JAMES7414

        these niggas aint real GD’s all the real GD’s come from chicago not the south i love to hear him sat shout out to chi town an all the GD’S if they want to bang go to chicago and and join the fun in the city dont try to extort a rapper fake ass niggas didnt even hit him LARRY

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  • Ty GramZ

    a song to relate
    soundcloud/tygramz
    ****He Aint Really Real****

  • Rozay needs to clean up his mess with the GD’s and stop being a fake for good.

  • YoungPrime

    So……when is Luke’s album or new single dropping? This was for publicity right? I mean he could’ve schooled Rick in private if his motives were truly genuine.

    • Tre C

      did you read this entire article? he’s a regular contributor to the blog and he’s BEEN saying these things about William

      • YoungPrime

        Sure did, and my post still stands. Rap is a fairy tale. No different than 2 Live Crew’s “Dirty Nursery Rhymes” track. Unlike Luke, “William” won his case to use Rick Ross’s name whereas George Lucas had to slap Luke for using “Skywaker” for his record label name… Simply put Luke was talking slick about the next man to those who don’t remember his L’s. So who’s really gangsta in this scenario.

  • Dadon850

    Sgt Rozay better take Uncle Luke’s advice if he wants to live. Otherwise he’s going to get shot the f*ck up. The interview when he was dissing the GD’s and talking about putting 1000 gangsters in any city sealed his fate. He can’t do shows now because of security issues. I’m sure the label is pissed he threw fuel on the fire. What else can you expect from this dude?? He’s a fraud.

  • speedy37

    Its too late for gusto ,he cant take the lies back luke.

  • DarronB

    GDs will kill him if he does a show or any event in the hood without massive security. tsk tsk

  • vinsanity

    Its a wrap. Its only a matter of time. Nothing he can do now, even if he pays up or changes his name, it will show weakness. Others will extort him or finish him off. Cant dodge bullets for ever. Next record will be a Posthumous record under a new moniker :Casper the friendly ghost.

  • Synista

    Officer Ricky lies so much he believes he is a gangsta rapper/drug kingpin.

  • Rick D.

    Luke is the real founder of the hiphop in the south and he still breathing. This was mad cool of him to write this letter and he didnt clown him truly. Ross does that to himself.

  • Mike Swiff

    This is true but a joke as well…Sloppy Joe set himself up for this trying to prove to his fans that he is a thug, a street dude, a gangster A BO$$. Luke you can’t tell the BO$$ to squash his beefs that’s the only thing he has; take the gangster talk and the beefs away Officer FAT ASS ROSS is a “mediocre” rapper if that. SO to you other wanna bees that want to be Big or Pac yo ass will be in the same space as FAT BOI if you’re a liar and a fraud..I’ve said this a million times STOP BEING WHAT YOU’RE NOT and you stupid fans that follow this shit and radio stations that “perpetuate” this garbage to the youth need a damn wake up call ALSO. I’m tired of the childish rhymes about SHIT yo ass ain’t do! Tired of the southern horrible half ass rappers (that includes this fool Trinidad James) talking about absolutely nothing. Tired of how soft hip hop has become.. lets get back to style and originality and stop the coonin and clowin for these white Execs. at these major labels because at the end of the day the “GD’s” are not coming after the Execs, the Execs. are not getting shot at or murdered yo dumb ass is! (stupid)

    • raynel soulman

      @Mike Swiff..I lived in Oakland and LA for years. A lot of real gangster. also the south is real. I was in Atlanta for a year, in one week 16 people killed. trust me its very dangerous down south. a lot of crips and bloods migrated to the south and NY and started a new franchise. multiplying..And we all have to give them respect.
      The south or East coast have they own culture and style. No body know what the next men have done on the street. The same dupe is sold in LA, Maimi, Atlanta,Chicago, SF, Memphis.

  • Richard Savage

    Sad thing is Ross REALLY BELIEVES in his heart that he is what he raps. His new album is called Mastermind. I know will receive ALOT of heat for saying this but it reminds me of 2Pac when he was on Death Row claiming he was a MOB Piru blood. The man even got it tatted on him. He got so entrenched in that life that it ended up killin him. Rick Ross is very similar in that case. He REALLY thinks he is Ricky Freeway Ross. And that will be what gets him killed. If he keeps it up i give him a year or less before it all catches up to him

    • bisolabliss

      The MOB tatted on Pac was ”Money Over Bitches” just so you know…

  • Vsevolod Tkachenko

    rick ross would never land in jail, they never get their own people locked up

  • rio909

    “However, those are the consequences of rapping about being something you’re not.”

    “But I don’t want you to fall into the trap of believing you are really a gangster”
    2 quotes that he mentioned that people should look at ??….

  • WillVetterGoodin

    Real.

  • raynel soulman

    Uncle luke is right, good all days of hip hop. 2 live crew, Tag team, 99 south.
    Rick Ross over did it by using DG leader name and his not a member of the GD. its like copyright issues. So cash that check. change his name to Rick Boss. even make peace with DG and have them on his track. He then can start doing shows and make that money back.

  • ll3acdafukup

    Damn I wish I could remember the other site I was on I said the same thing when this first went down, that he needs to squash this. Most people don’t understand you can be from the toughest hood in your city, but when you get banged you go to jail or prison your hood aint runnin chit I’ll say 80% of the time no matter where you go you will see GDs they that big 60,000 strong and counting… Them kinda numbers you have to have a sit-down regardless of who wrong or right.

  • FREEfromslavery

    i have no problem with luke’s letter of concern for william or if his sincerity is legitimate or not. what i do have a problem with is him comparing william to tupac shakur, i dont think so luther. i think william’ s phoniness is more comparable to biggie smalls. from the fake gangster songs to the trick ass mentality both men share when it comes to women. the fat player syndrome. spend as much doe as possible on hoes to give off a fake pimp affect to the hiphop community and gullable niggas who buy into their coonery.

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  • hoeyuno

    Ross already ended the beef.. They just getting too much attention from this. You know hoov jr and the boys got a nice stack from Ross in Chicago.

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