Not wanting to be remembered for his drunken club nights, Lyfe decided to take a more positive approach to make headlines. We originally brought you the story and video interviews HERE and now we’re back with some photos from Lyfe’s OK Program event. Lyfe treated the young boys of the OK Program to lots of games, food and even the opportunity to meet their favorite stars including Shawty Lo and Dondria.
Rick Ross’ new album, Teflon Don, is scheduled for release on July 20, but not if the real Ricky Ross has anything to do with it.
As previously reported, the notorious ex-drug dealer that the Miami MC has named himself after, was planning a lawsuit against the rapper born William L. Roberts II.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ross has officially filed the suit in federal court in California to the tune of $10 million. He claims the Boss stole his name and identity and wants to stop the sale of his album. Along with Ross, the ex-con also names Jay-Z, Def Jam, Universal Music Group and Vivendi in the suit.
Ricky reportedly asserts trademark and his rights of publicity in seeking an injunction that would prevent the rapper from using the “Rick Ross” name or releasing any albums using it. He also says that the U.S. Patent and Trademark office has refused to let the rapper trademark the name.
UMG has yet to comment on the case.
Stay tuned to XXLMag.com as more on this story develops
The folks at Creative Loafing rounded up 3 Stacks, Big Boi, Organized Noize, and others to reflect on ‘Kast’s 12 year old masterpiece. Read up here and peep an excerpt on “Rosa Parks” below.
Andre 3000: I actually submitted that beat to [Diddy’s old group] Total — ’cause I was going with Keisha from Total around that time — but they couldn’t use it, so we ended up using it.
By the time Aquemini came, I was stretching out as a producer. Big Boi was the family man. He had just had another kid, so he would come hang out at the studio and listen to the beats and make these big hooks. So it was a cool combination.
Big Boi: I took the beat home and I remember I was in my bedroom, and I was like, ‘I got the hook!’ I was playing the music loud as hell and I was just singing the hook: ‘Aah-haah, hush that fuss!’ Like, that’s it, we need to lay it down. So then, you know how we use these metaphors, [so we named it] Rosa Parks. Boom. We always do stuff like that and shit just falls into place.