Bankroll Fresh’s Uncle Calls DJ Vlad A “Culture Vulture” & “Crook” In Open Letter

(AllHipHop News) Recently, Trentavious “Bankroll Fresh” White’s cousin Street Money Boochie spoke out about the Atlanta rapper’s tragic death earlier this year.

Boochie took issue with White’s former friend No Plug claiming the fatal March shooting was the result of actions by Bankroll.

No Plug gave his side of the situation during a widely circulated sit down with VladTV. Bankroll’s uncle Marvin Shadi Powers is now the latest family member to address the controversial interview.

In particular, Powers is calling out DJ Vlad for publishing the video Q&A without reaching out to Bankroll Fresh’s family or the criminal investigators to get a rebuttal to No Plug’s claims. He also refers to Vlad as a “culture vulture,” “thief”, and “crook.”

Read Shadi Powers’ open letter below.

Dear Vlad, (VladTV)
You disrespectful culture vulture. I offered you to talk to my family, (Bankroll Fresh’s family) when my nephew was first killed. Did you call us or reached out to the Street Money Worldwide family or his father and mother to get a rebuttal to No Plug’s story? None of that!

When I asked you to interview Bankroll PJ and how he was continuing the legacy, you had a subordinate call me to tell me, you’re passing on PJ. He had just released a new single out plus he’s starring in a new FX TV show (Atlanta) this fall with Childish Gambino but no that was too positive, huh? Not enough black on black crime?

But you gave this coward a forum and put this hating coon on your platform like it was some light humored story. Sitting there smiling and talking about how he love my family. Where was the remorse with all that chuckling? And then the story he was telling you were straight bullsh-t with more holes in it than the police’s reasons for killing Alton Sterling. You’re an poor excuse for an journalist, if we can even call you one. And while the whole black community were coming together to protest “cops killing black men”, you drop this one sided interview of an open investigation for an unsolved murder of Bankroll Fresh. Was that strategic Vlad? You wanted to show more black on black violence on the same day? All you do is take from our community!

My nephew is dead and you’re having a light humored conversation with an alleged killer like it’s just another interview with Taxstone or Charlamagne. What’s funny? This sh-t ain’t funny!!! Even as a responsible journalist or the leader of urban news as you claim, you should have had the rebuttal interview with our family and/or other people who was there. Then you let him talked without confirming anything beforehand? Did you talk to the D.A.’s office or the APD Homicide? Even if no charges was brought, it doesn’t explained the real truth on why he was at the studio in the first place! It’s only his side of the story! Where’s the other sides??? Where’s the TRUTH???

No other man of another color or race should have that much power over the narrative of what happens in black communities. Our stories, our lives and even our music and don’t even give back at all. And then you get slick every now and then and subliminally try to drop other vultures like Slim Jesus in our psyche to see if you can get away with it. You’re really a pornographer that found a better hustle: “pimping black culture”. I know you. I worked for you. You don’t give back to our community! How much of that 50K a month, do you donate to the black community. Ad agencies use your site to pimp everything from fried chicken to Coca Cola and pay you well. Words from your own mouth! Cavario from Don Diva warned me about you back then. Eben Gregory from warned me about you.

You’re worst than Harvey Levin over at TMZ but most of you cats who make money from black people stick together. Y’all always trying to get money out the hood, one way or another. Corner store or a rap label, covering urban culture or making black movies for black people. But you don’t give a damn about us, you’re worst than the police because you’re killing us slowly with the crap you feed our youth everyday. Just so you can get traffic and views because that’s the new “guns & butter”, advertising dollars for unique visitors. You think we’re stupid.

Since the Hip Hop Nation co signed you and every other idiot who want to be seen or want to remain relevant jumps in front of your camera on some “Steppin Fetchin” sh-t and take us back 50 years in morals and principle. The internet ain’t killing my people, you are with your VladTV. You’re irresponsible and you will be checked for it when the opportunity presents itself. Your end is near.

So are y’all finished or are y’all done??? You trying to destroy my nephew’s legacy after someone took his life? I’ll see you when I see you, clown. Let’s have some tea or break bread or something? But you will put some respect on Bankroll Fresh’s name. That’s a promise. Stay tuned for the real exclusive Bankroll Fresh news on Revolt, AllHipHop and WSHH among others, from my brother and Bankroll’s father, and COO, K­Rich, Street Money Boochie and Quick Trip from Street Money Worldwide. Shame on you, thief! There’s 3 sides to a story, there’s, our’s and the TRUTH!!! You should have done your job, crook! I’m still Nat Turner to you!!!!

Shadi Powers
VP Digital Marketing
Street Money Worldwide

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32 Responses to “Bankroll Fresh’s Uncle Calls DJ Vlad A “Culture Vulture” & “Crook” In Open Letter”

    • Fresh

      Yep, I thought it was wierd n akward that dude was smilin n all in that interview. Vlad shoulda checked dude on that honestly or shut the interview down.

      • RAMADAwhite

        yo thats what i was thinking as well. i couldn’t even make it through that interview it was so tasteless and seemed fishy especially during that bit when he said bankroll was jealous of no plug?? what has no plug ever done that was jealous worthy?

    • Silk Gold

      Khaled is a phoney wanna be gangster rap mogul..

      He is annoying and acts as if he puts out some classic material.
      Vlad is a paid police informant, getting these guys to implicate themselves in major life changing crimes.

      If I killed someone or sold a lot of drugs or got a criminal past I would not feel comfortable testifying against myself.

      A killer is not to be celebrated.. Dude should have left now he has major issues to deal with over jealousy from both sides.

  1. Concerned Citizen

    I always look at non creative people who use creative peoples work to “create” their own situation and profit off it as suspect. Can anyone tell me what Vlad has created for contributed to hip hop besides his interviews? really I am asking because I dont know!

    Back in the day, they would have both got it!!

    • DJ7

      Back when he was a DJ, Vlad mad some pretty dope mixtape a b.u.t. even then he was piggy backing off of other DJs in the game…ie…Dirty Harry and DJ Ju-ice


        Yeah I remember that Biggie Rap Phenomenon. Amazing how he morped into this whole other entity

  2. RichFromBX

    He’s more mad at Vlad than the stupid street ish that got his nephew killed. Perhaps if some of this passion was directed towards keeping your nephew correct, you wouldn’t have had to write this letter.

    • JerZeBoy

      I was just going to say that. He is more mad at Vlad, then mad at the dude who killed is nephew!!!!! you know y, casue hes white, if it was plug he was talking about like that, he may get killed too. People pull $hit on people they know they can get away with it on.

  3. ursocalledgod

    I cant stand corny azz vlad and do think he deserves to get touched up like Ross had him touched but not for this. this dude is directing his anger in the wrong direction. Vlad tv isn’t causing our young black men to kill each other. its dumb ish within our culture that’s killing us. I don’t even know this dudes music and after hearing it lets just say I don’t think music is gonna miss dude as much as his people.

  4. Vexed Vader

    I was always wondering when VLAD was gonna cover the other side of the story. We even heard 21 savage’s side of the story like he had one or something. I guess we won’t hear it from VLAD now.

  5. I'm the top, Vlad's the bottom

    i been telling yall vlad was a culture exploiter…thats why i dump on him daily..on his site we can call ourselves all types of racists names but the second you say something about him…comment deleted…thats why vlad got his ears stomped together courtesy of rick ross and them 305 dreadheads…they beat vlad like a old virginia slave..cleaned his clock real properlike…they pput hands and feet on him..vlad didnt even fight back…them boys coulda fisted vlad and he woulda let them…vlad swallowed his pride, lost his manhood, dignity, and respect, and instead of fight back, he ran and told authorites. he tried to sue for 4 mill and only got 300k which is what ross makes in 2 shows. smh

  6. Realest760

    The man dropped gems but I will say you gotta stop blaming other people for black on black crime I am sick tired of everybody always blaming the next man for you pulling that Trigger….Rip bank

  7. Damany G

    The brother makes some good points but I have a problem with him mentioning WSHH, they are not too different from Vlad as far as content. He also said he worked for Vlad….. Just sayin’

      • bigdoe6

        I would get mad too if he turns around and interview the killer because he knew it would cause shock value and he will get hits on his website. Vlad is strategic and he knows marketing but at the same time Vlad didn’t respect the situation or the family. He said screw bankroll fresh people i rather talk to the killer. That’s kinda foul.

      • EDOGZ818

        If no Plug gets indicted off interview, getting family more justice than they have gotten so far, then what?

        Thank Vlad or still talk ‘i$h?

  8. EDOGZ818

    Dude all over the place, mad he can’t get on Vlad’s show, then mad the show exists, now No Plug’s dumb @$$ going from no charges to possible charges because of the interview……they should be thanking Vlad for giving No Plug enough rope to hang himself & commit to a story before trial.


    “When I asked you to interview Bankroll PJ and how he was continuing the legacy, you had a subordinate call me to tell me, you’re passing on PJ. ……”

    “Since the Hip Hop Nation co signed you and every other idiot who want to be seen or want to remain relevant jumps in front of your camera on some “Steppin Fetchin” sh-t and take us back 50 years in morals and principle.”

    Dude sounds tight that he couldn’t get on the show!

    • Brand Brand

      Good point, but what you mean by “they should be thanking Vlad for giving No Plug enough rope to hang himself & commit to a story before trial?”

      This is Atlanta and gun laws are way different down here when it relates to a murder. In other words you can be a felon, have all your 2nd amendment rights removed but if your life is in danger you have the right to kill with ANY firearm. Homie turned himself in to the cops and the DA office STILL didn’t charge him. Better yet they couldn’t even find the boy and that should show you that ATL police didn’t care in the first place. Wont be any charges. Wont be any trial. Never. Only more killing.

      These people are from Zone 4, my hood. The are from The Allen Temple Projects on MLK Jr Drive, aka “The King” on the Westside/South West Atlanta. Rappers don’t come from my side of town, only killers.

  9. Silk Gold

    Vlad does not care about your existence. He is out to make money.

    He aggravated Rick Ross as if he could be the person to call him out on getting caught lying.

    Fresh should have never asked dude to leave the 9th.

    Also dude had no business at that studio especially after they were not seeing eye to eye..

    He went there with a gun. Possibly got jumped then reacted on something petty.

    No plug is STUPID for speaking on a murder case period..Too much street media attention and now he cannot come out with a major song or video or do shows or hang out in atlanta without BRF people getting revenge,,

    Pray that he lives to grow old and mature from this situation with grand kids and all because it was not necessary and really sad to see them die senselessly.

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