Larry Hoover Jr Wants Rapper Rick Ross To Never Use The Hoover Name Again

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Corrections officer turned rapper, William Leonard Roberts II, who performs under the name Rick Ross.

Rappers say a lot of things in their “rhymes” that sometimes cause controversy both in and outside of the Hip Hop community. Such was the case when Rick Ross imagined himself to be “Big Meech” and “Larry Hoover” in “Blowing Money Fast” single from his album, Teflon Don.

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While many listeners may see it as purely a hot rap line, another example of Hip Hop’s fascination with gangster culture, others took the comments to heart, especially members of the Hoover family.

While Big Meech and Larry Hoover exist in name only to the majority of Hip Hop consumers, the two figures are friends, fathers, associates, and leaders to select groups of people and for them, Ross’ words had a direct impact.

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Rapper Rick Ross’ reference to Larry Hoover took on a new life and when he visited Chicago, home of the notorious Gangster Disciples street gang leader, he was paid a visit from Hoover’s camp. For those unfamiliar, Larry Hoover, who has been serving jail time since 1973 and is currently serving his sentence in Colorado.

Ross has said that his mention of Hoover was a tribute to someone he views as a political prisoner, but Hoover’s people said that his reference to Hoover alongside other references to drugs, and violence were disrespectful and did more to hurt than help him.

Larry Hoover Jr. and others sought out Ross during a trip to Chicago and talked to him about the line, as well as to explain to the rapper why such a reference is an unwanted one.

According to RubyHornet, Jim Allen states:

“Hoover is very remorseful for the things that he’s done as well things done through the street organization.  A lot of that goes back to him and we’re trying to change that around and push peace instead of negativity. Larry Hoover Jr. and Jim Allen are pushing peace.  That’s the message Larry Hoover is pushing.  When his name is mentioned in songs connected to crime, it tarnishes what we’re doing out in the street.  There are people all over the country that hear Rick Ross’ music and when he mentions Hoover’s name he makes it seem that this is the life they’re living in the present, which they’re not.”

Allen, just like Larry Hoover Jr. as well as Gator Bradley, were all taken aback by Ross’ reference.  Most importantly, they felt that Ross brought up Hoover’s name out of context, linking with a lifestyle he no longer lives nor supports.

Larry Hoover Jr., shared Allen’s sentiments:

“[the reference] is a big deal because he didn’t contact anybody before he did it.  It was the fact that he was associating his name in a bad light.  He came to town and we reached out to him to right the situation… As long as everyone is a man of their word, everything is fine.  He got the understanding that it’s not good to use [Hoover’s] name in the context that he used it.  That’s as far away from where we are as ever.”

Related Stories

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  3. Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan Calls Gangster
  4. The Impact of the Federal Prosecution of the Gangster
  5. Big Meech Put The Word Out On Rick Ross?

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