Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell, the once front man for the 2 Live Crew, now blogs for the Miami New Times, wrote an open letter to Rick Ross telling him that he needs to watch what he’s doing or end up like 2pac or Biggie.
Campbell opens up his letter to Ross with:
You need to seriously address the threats and attempts on your life. You have worked hard to become a big name in hip-hop. You’ve paid your dues and you’ve grown lyrically since the release of your debut album, Port of Miami, in 2006. You’ve arrived, buddy.
He adds that all the gangster shit Ross is talking is ruining his career:
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 can’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.
Every gangster rapper takes on the role of a real hood legend to build up street cred. But I don’t want you to fall into the trap of believing you are really a gangster.
Uncle Luke closes out his open letter by letting Ross know that he doesn’t want to end up dead:
Trust me, you don’t want to go out like Biggie Smalls or Tupac. It’s time you squash your beefs.
To read Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell’s full open letter to Rick Ross head over to the Miami New Times [here].