In Part 2, Meech explains a variety of incidents, including the murder of Sean "Diddy" Combs' childhood friend/bodyguard Anthony "Wolf" Jones. Wolf was so tight with Combs that he was a co-defendant in Combs' high profile trial over a 1999 shootout involving J.Lo and Shyne. According to Big Meech, he was not involved in those murders, or the litany of drug charges he plead guilty to.
Big Meech explains Wolf's murder, his relationship Diddy, as well as his brother, mother and father and his penchant to engage cops in high speed chases during traffic stops.
Big Meech is currently hoping to have his appeal heard in front of The Supreme Court in Michigan.
AllHipHop.com: In addition to the massive amounts of cocaine they say you trafficked, the amount of cash was mind blowing. How was it all transported to the clubs without any major violence? I saw you guys blow at least $100,000 in one night in Atlanta.
Big Meech: What I'm saying is, everybody is happy. everybody is making money. I been around a place like Atlanta for a long time. I lived there since the 1990, been there since 1988. I didn't have the problems other people had I been through a lot of things. Almost 90 percent of the cities I touched down in, I had nothing but love. So it was never no problems. And we don't do no robbing, we just never had no problems. When you got a crew that's hungry, they might turn on you.
AllHipHop.com: You have a business acumen about yourself that's a lot different. Where does your CEO mentality come from.
Big Meech: That's what I was before I left the streets, I was CEO of BMF, the label.
AllHipHop.com: I know that, but I'm saying you ended up at the top, you were in a leadership role, some people are followers.
Big Meech: It always been a dream of mine, I always had a love for music growing up. Being able to bring all these brothers together and do something positive with it and not be known as some drug gang or gang members period. That's why I consider all family. We never was a gang. All my friends were involved [in the music business], like Puff, JD, Jeezy, Slim Thug, Nelly. These people were involved in music and it made me want to be more hands on. I seen how a lot of artists was getting jerked at the time and still are today and that's something I was going to change, once I got my foot all through the door. But the government seen me with my foot almost closing the door and they end up giving me these trumped up charges.
Big Meech: Yeah I had four of them.
AllHipHop.com: Do you think the ads help escalate the government pursuing you guys?
Big Meech: It probably did from a prosecutor or an agents point of view, because we had these billboards up. But remember, I got shot in the ass and two people got killed. And they accused me of being a double murderer. In the paper they had me labeled as a double murderer. I'm trying to be in entertainment, so I'm trying to clear my name and market and promote my entertainment. It aint like it was 1.800-buy drugs on the sign. I had a magazine and a record company at the time.
AllHipHop.com: Speaking of the double homicide, you mention you were an associate of Puff. How did the double murders of Wolf and Lamont Girdy impact your relationship, not only with Puff, but withy Jeezy, who was signed to Bad Boy at the time with Boyz N Tha Hood? (Editors note: Puff's longtime bodyguard Anthony "Wolf" Jones and a man named Lamont Girdy were killed in a parking lot shootout with member of BMF in 2003).
Big Meech: I haven't spoken with Jacob since all this happened. I have no problem with Jacob, I don't think he has a problem with me. Jewelers take cash all the time from - I won't say drug dealers - but people from the streets. Just so happens because we were under the camera being surveillance. He got caught up over stuff he and my brother did. And the one lame ass dude who was married to Kim Kardashian - Damon Thomas. He was gonna be a witness against Jacob and my brother.
AllHipHop.com: Why you call him lame?
Big Meech: I don't know the man but he was ready to rat. He was willing to cooperate. My brother would give him the money and pay him a little extra to give it to Jacob. That was how they did their business. Like I said, there's a lot I got caught in because we are brothers. You don't see T on none of the BMF DVD's, because he had nothing to do with it.
AllHipHop.com: With your case, the government said you had multiple aliases throughout the years. How did you operate with 20 different identities? Did you have to fool everyone, women anything?
Big Meech: I never fooled nobody. Everybody knew who I was. It was just for flying through the airport, drivers license purposes. I haven't' had a license since 88. How could I fool somebody when I put myself out there like that as flamboyant as I am.
AllHipHop.com: That's true.
Big Meech: It was just for driving purposes in case I get stopped, if I stop. In most cars, if I am in a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, I'm not even stopping for the police.
AllHipHop.com: So you are going to keep going?
Big Meech: Of course, I like to drive fast and play. I'm from the Motor City [Detroit] originally.
AllHipHop.com: How many times have you done that?
Big Meech: So many times I can't even count on both hands.
AllHipHop.com: You actually just rolled out on the cops?
Big Meech: Man smash out. I might look up at them crazy and just smash. They can't tell the difference between a Ferrari or a Lambo, so they couldn't say what it is. And once you get it up to 150-160, I done tried to push it to 200 mph so many times. Any time I'm in something like that. When I am in the Rolls I just chilled.
AllHipHop.com: What do you miss the most since you've been locked up?
Big Meech: I miss my freedom, being able to help people and being able to raise my son. Just the freedom of being hands on to raise my boy.
AllHipHop.com: How old is your son?
Big Meech: He's 10 now, he was five when I left the street.
AllHipHop.com: How is your family? I know your pops got caught up in the drug sweep.
Big Meech: He's home, he just got off supervised release, so he's good. He's got
diabetes but he's doing alright. They just miss us.
AllHipHop.com: Nice. I heard you are working on a ringtone?
Big Meech: Yeah with Myxer. They came up with the idea of doing the ringtone. I put a couple out there and they like them. it should be available soon.
AllHipHop.com: How do you make money? Are you allowed to keep the proceeds since you are serving time? Most of the time you can't make money off your crime or benefit from criminal activities.
Big Meech: That goes to the person I gave my life rights to and the person I gave power of attorney to.
AllHipHop.com: Why did you call the organization Black Mafia Family?
Big Meech: That's one name, which is why we use the initials. It could stand for Blowing Money Fast, Big Meech's Family or Big Meech Flenory, that's why we used the initial. As far as the Black Mafia thing, it's just that we are all from somewhere else. And being as organized as we are, we called it Black Mafia Family. Nothing crazy, but I guess when Black folks get together like that, the government couldn't take it.
Usher was forced to delay the kick off of his European OMG Tour on Wednesday night in Berlin because of illness. In a statement released to fans, the singer apologized for the last-minute scratch, saying he felt he was suffering from a "sinus complication." Although the gig was rescheduled for Thursday night at the O2 World arena in Berlin, his German fans apparently weren't appeased by his effort.
"I am truly sorry to all my fans in Berlin who were inconvenienced by tonight's postponement of the show," the singer said in a statement about Wednesday's aborted concert. "I was ill and felt that I would not have been able to give them the show that they properly deserve. ... I am looking forward to performing tomorrow and giving Berliners a great show."
According to the statement, the singer received treatment from doctors for a sinus issue that affected his balance, but a visibly still-ailing Usher was unable to finish the Thursday make-up show, reportedly abandoning the stage after just five songs.
On Friday (January 14), a follow-up statement from his spokesperson confirmed that he was too ill to play Thursday night's Berlin date and has been forced to reschedule the next three dates on the tour as well. The Rotterdam show originally scheduled for this week has been moved to March 1 and a show in Antwerp, also slated for this week, has been bumped to March 7.
The statement also updated the singer's condition: "Usher is suffering from upper respiratory illness, which is currently preventing him from performing a proper show. After consultation with doctors, he has been advised to reschedule the upcoming dates in order to get the rest he needs to ensure a complete recovery."
Footage posted on YouTube that was purportedly taken at the make-up performance in Berlin shows Usher standing silently at the microphone seemingly unable to sing, with fans booing him at first and then chanting, "Usher, Usher," as he approaches the microphone and apologizes to them for his struggles. "I appreciate your support," he told the fans wearily.
"I have been very excited about my European Tour and I deeply regret having to reschedule the shows," the singer said in the new statement. "I am truly sorry for any inconvenience I have caused my fans. My fans are the best in the world and I am looking forward to getting better so that I can give them the show they deserve."
Usher wrapped up the North American leg of his tour in December and his overseas dates are slated to last through the spring.
What do you think of the fans' reaction to Usher's walking offstage mid-show? Tell us in the comments.
Atlanta rapper, Killer Mike aka Mike Bigga, is dropping PL3DGE, the newest addition to his “I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind” saga, this spring.
Bigga’s album will be releasing through Grind Time Official/ Grand Hustle / Tree Leaf / SMC Recordings, and the first single, “Ready Set Go,” features the King, T.I., himself. The Atlanta all-star also recruited the talents of Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane and Twista. NO I.D., The Bizness, DJ Speedy, Raz, Zone, and Sweatbox will all be taking care of the beats.
PL3DGE is set to hit stores on March 22.
Over 20 years ago, Luke was banned in America. But now Uncle Luke is considering running for Mayor of Miami. The city’s incumbent Carlos Alvarez, is set to be recalled on March 15th. On Miami News Times blog, Luke wrote:
If Carlos Alvarez gets recalled, I will seriously think about running for Miami-Dade County mayor. And should I win, I would make everyday I am in office a reality show. Everyday, Miami-Dade residents will have transparency in the mayor’s office.
Cameras are going to capture when some lobbyist comes to see me to lobby me on some shit they want approved. The cameras are going to be rolling when a commissioner meets with me when I want to talk about the things we need to build for this community. The voters are going to know who is full of shit and who isn’t if I am elected mayor.
Atlanta rapper Lil Jon will be one of the 16 celebrities competing on Donald Trump's "The Celebrity Apprentice" this season. The rapper will be forced to complete business tasks around New York City for their respective charities. In addition to Lil Jon, other men starring in this season include Jose Canseco, Gary Busey, David Cassidy, Meatlof, Mark McGrath, Richard Hatch and John Rich. The women featured on "The Celebrity Apprentice" include La Toya Jackson, Niki Taylor, Dionne Warwick, NeNe Leakes, Star Jones and Playmate Hope Dworaczyk. "The next season of 'The Celebrity Apprentice' will be the most exciting yet," Donald Trump said in a statement. "We are thrilled to bring back the celebrity format with 16 new and unbelievably talented celebrities who will help me make 'The Celebrity Apprentice' one of the hottest shows on television this spring. This will be season 11 -- Amazing!"
Earlier this week, footage of Birdman and Lil Wayne's "Fire Flame" remix video hit the web and RapFix was left wondering: Why would Weezy shoot a "Fire Flame" video before releasing a clip for his own "6 Foot 7 Foot" single?
" 'Fire Flame' is one of the songs that are for the home team," said DJ Scoob Doo, Wayne's personal videographer. "He's done a lot of features and songs for Tha Carter but this is a home team song. And it's not a problem to do a home team video before '6 Foot 7 Foot.' "
As for the video for Wayne's first post-prison single, which features Cory Gunz, it may come sooner than we thought.
"It's actually going to be shot this week. I would love to tell everybody the concept but there will be people trying to get the idea and put it out before '6 Foot 7 Foot' drops," said the Nino Brown Story creator. "But once people see the '6 Foot 7 Foot,' I guarantee that it's going to be a game changer."
And where is this revolutionary concept being shot?
"I think the video's going to be shot ... not on Pluto, but I think on Mars," joked Scoob.
On the "Fire Flame" set, Scoob said the usually too-cool-for-school Cash Money-Young Money members were in uncharted territory.
"The vibe was a new beginning because a lot of people on set hadn't been reintroduced to the new post-Rikers Island Lil Wayne," he said. "People were intrigued and extra excited to be there. Usually on a video set, people tend to arrive within a time window of like four hours. But since there wasn't a guarantee of what you could expect, the anticipation of getting to the set was a little bit higher than usual."