Uncle Luke warns Rick Ross to change what he is doing, and squash his beefs in an open letter to him in attempt to help.
Coming from someone who has survived many rap beefs himself, Uncle Luke is giving some friendlyÂ advice to Rick Ross about squashing his recentÂ beefs.Â
Rick Ross has been targeted in a few threats fromÂ the Gangster Disciples as well asÂ last week’s drive by shooting incident in Florida. These recent threats toÂ Ross’ life has caused Uncle Luke to reach out to him in an open letter to help.
Dear Rick Ross:
As someone who survived several rap beefs, Iâ€™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. Youâ€™ve paid your dues and youâ€™ve grown lyrically since the release of your debut album, Port of Miami, in 2006. Youâ€™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 canâ€™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 youâ€™ve named-dropped Larry Hoover, the gangâ€™s founder, in your music. Unlike the record andÂ book publishingÂ industries, these bad dudes donâ€™t understand the concept of public domain. They see you getting rich forever by rapping about their leader, and they donâ€™t like it. Thatâ€™s why theyâ€™re on YouTube talking about how you need to go see them and cut a check.
Itâ€™s a shame you canâ€™t enjoy life without spending part of your earnings on heavy security or risking your freedom by purchasing an arsenal. Remember, thatâ€™s what landed T.I. and Lil Wayne in prison. You donâ€™t want that to happen to you. However, those are the consequences of rapping about being something youâ€™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 donâ€™t want you to fall into the trap of believing you are really a gangster.
Trust me, you donâ€™t want to go out like Biggie Smalls or Tupac. Itâ€™s time you squash your beefs.