Gangster Disciples who threatened rapper Rick Ross are indicted in nation wide probe

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In this undated photo released by the DeKalb County (Ga.) Police Department, Vancito Gumbs poses for a photo, in Georgia. AP

Remember when Rick Ross (who is under indictment for assault and kidnapping) had those problems a few years back with the Gangsta Disciples aka the Gd’s?

Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 11.22.30 AMIn a nutshell the start probably occurred when Ross famously penned the lines “I think I’m a Big Meech, Larry Hoover..” and using the Gangster Disciples gang symbol for one of his mixtapes. They were not enthused.

via NBC News

The indictment also says that in November 2012 the gang threatened a rapper, identified only by the initials “R.R.,” with violence unless he paid them for using the gang’s name and symbols.

Prosecutors declined to identify the artist, but rapper Rick Ross has mentioned the gang in lyrics. Ross canceled shows around the time the threats were made, but he told WEDR radio in Miami in December 2012: “I canceled the rest of the tour due to a promoter, because he wasn’t really handling his business. … Never was it due to any threats.”

Ross’ publicist didn’t immediately respond to an email Wednesday.

ATLANTA — Among the four dozen alleged Gangster Disciples members charged in indictments unsealed Wednesday, one sticks out: An Atlanta-area police officer who prosecutors say claimed to be a hit man for the violent gang and tipped off other members about police activity.

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[video] Russell Simmons: I Ain’t Never Had a Rap Beef & I Ain’t Scared of Nobody

Gonna give Russell credit for keeping it 100 here when he speaks on the impact of Chuck D on Def Jam and Hip Hop culture on a whole.

The burning question most hip-hop heads have is: Why did Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons split up? While talking to DJ Vlad, Russell explained that they went on to work on different projects and focused on other artists. As for Simmons ultimately walking away from his position at Def Jam, the mogul says that he built it and gradually started pulling away from his post while juggling his other business ventures, and relied on the people who were smarter than him, who he believed in.

Watch the full interview above to hear Russell explain why he’s never had a rap beef, Chuck D inspiring the Million Man March, and much more.