Rick Ross is now a free man but it wasn’t cheap for the MMG leader. In a Fayette County court today, the judge allowed Ross to post $500,000 cash, $500,000 surety bond, and $1 million in equity from his mansion. As part of the deal, if he obstructs justice or intimidates any witnesses, he will forfeit the $5 million property.
This time around the charges are more serious for the MMG leader as they include aggravated battery, kidnapping and aggravated assault. According to reports Rozay, as well as his bodyguard, were having work done on some property he purchased in Fayette County, Georgia, when he allegedly got into a fight with one of the workers and pistol-whipped him. Ross and his bodyguard both remain in police custody. Hopefully we get an update soon.
YG has been rather quiet this year so far as he continues to work on his sophomore album and now he may have a bit of a set back as reports have broken that the rapper was shot last night. According to TMZ, YG was shot three times in the hip around 1:45am at his Los Angeles studio.
The police went to the hospital to get info from YG where they said he was “very uncooperative” so the shooter is still on the loose. YG’s injuries are not life threatening and he is currently recovering just fine in the hospital.
MMG leader Rick Ross has been arrested in Fayette County, Geiorgia on a misdemeanor marijuana charge. WSB-TV has reported that the Police found marijuana in his car when they stopped him for a window tint violation in his Bentley. He is currently being processed into the Fayette County Jail.
Here is the 2015 XXL Freshman Class and cover photo. The class this year includes GoldLink, Raury, Tink, Vince Staples, Fetty Wap, Kidd Kidd, OG Maco, Shy Glizzy, Dej Loaf and K Camp. Be prepared to be getting plenty of material from all the artists very soon such as interviews, freestyles, cyphers and more.
Here is some great news to kick the week off. Dom Kennedy is ready to give us new music as he announces that his third solo album is on the way soon, June 2nd to be exact. We have been waiting to get something new from Dom as he took a step back after Get Home Safely to focus on pushing his OpM brand a little more. Now he is ready to step back to the mic for the self-titled album, Dom Kennedy, which couldn’t be more excited for.
After revealing that his upcoming album would be released on March 23rd, Kendrick Lamar finally lets us know the title along with a look at the cover art. To Pimp A Butterfly is the official title for the album (maybe a take on To Kill A Mockingbird?) and in the artwork we see a takeover of the White House front lawn. Pre-order the album now or wait until its March 23rd release date.
The Migos sit down with FADER to reveal that they will be releasing their debut album YRN on June 16th after having a huge amount of success in the mixtape game already. The trio also let it be known that there are contributions on the project from Meek Mill, Chris Brown, DJ Mustard, Metro Boomin, TM88 and more. Mark your calendars for June 16th.
After the call last week ended rather abruptly, Bobby Shmurda has the opportunity once again to call into the radio station this morning and he’s got Rowdy Rebel with him. The two spoke more about their legal troubles and Bobby’s label situation, in which Bobby says he wants 50 Cent to manage him. Peep it below.
Last week Bobby Shmurda got bad news that his $2 million bail was withdrawn and since his December arrest for charges that could potentially send him away for 25 years the Brooklyn rapper has stayed rather quiet. Over the weekend Billboard had the opportunity to speak with the GS9 rapper about life on the inside, the possibilities of making the $2 million bail, rumors and more.
There are so many rumors, like, that you got stabbed.
It’s nothing but rumors, man. I’m good. Everybody knows I’m good. I’m chilling. We over here — we over here thugging it out, man. [Laughs.]
Your mother and your lawyer are working hard to get you out on bail. Are you hopeful about that?
Uhhh… We’re trying, but right now I think the DA and the judge and everyone in the court is being biased. It’s so crazy. The favoritism, yeah. They don’t have no evidence, no nothing on me for the bill to be so high. I haven’t been out for a year, I haven’t been around for a year. So I didn’t make two million dollars! [Laughs] They gave me a bill they know I can’t pay. We can pay the 10 percent. And we tried to pay the 10 percent and they told us collateral. And every time we go for bail, it’s something new. [Note: The Special Prosecutor’s Office said last week that the suretor (the person putting up collateral for Shmurda) had withdrawn. Shmurda’s lawyer, Kenneth Montgomery, says the defense is now working on a more viable bail package.]
Your last hearing was Jan. 29. What were you thinking in court?
When I see the judge and the DA, I just see a bunch of people [who are] trying to take my life away for being blessed. That’s what I look at when I look at them. It looks like a bunch of haters.
See the full interview and article over at Billboard.