Slim the MobsterSlim the Mobster and I are scheduled to do an interview at a Northridge gun range, set up by his publicist. But as the rapper pulls up and peers out from under his black Dodgers baseball hat, he looks hesitant.
"I don't want my picture taken with a gun, you feel me?" he says ... More >>
Sam SlovickSee also: Freeway Rick Ross: From drug-trafficking and CIA connections, to a biopic directed by Nick Cassavetes, the former 'Donald Trump of crack' becomes the patron saint of South Central
While Freeway Ricky Ross was spending 20 years in jail for dealing drugs, two rappers, Free ... More >>
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See also: The Knux and Kid Cudi perform at Siren Studios, September 24, 2011
Song: The Knux's "Run," featuring Kid Cudi
Miami rapper Rick Ross is the subject of a lengthy and fucking amazing profile in Gentleman's Quarterly that makes the same point that Deeper Than Rap and Teflon Don did: Rick Ross is the greatest rapper alive. That's not the same thing as being the best rapper alive -- in fact, you get the i ... More >>
"Freeway" Ricky Ross vs. Rapper Rick Ross: Who would you put money on? He thinks he's Big Meech! Larry Hoover!
But Miami rapper Rick Ross might be blowing money fast in court, not in the club, soon if he keeps calling himself the moniker he adopted from "Freeway" Ricky Ross, the Los Angeles ... More >>
Sam SlovickGizmo"They call me Gizmo, I'm trying to go fuck somebody up," the man says with the manufactured intensity of someone who has been locked up 10 of his 27 years. He is 5 feet 6, 170 pounds, bald, buff and gangster-tense.
"The devil tickled my feet," he says, considering his journey ... More >>
globovision via FlickrWith Lindsay Lohan due headed back to jail after she failed a drug test that was part of her DUI probation (the lab reportedly alerted for coke), and with Paris Hilton's recent cop to possessing powder, '70s blow is back in the headlines.
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