John Gotti’s Grandson Puts Ricky Rozay On Blast: ‘Only In America Can You Go From…Corrections Officer To… Teflon Don’

21 07 2010

“Teflon Don” was mob boss John Gotti’s nickname. Now it’s the name of Miami rapper Rick Ross’ new album.

And Gotti’s grandson’s got a bone to pick.

The Miami rapper should have gotten the okay from his family first, Carmine Agnello, 24, told the Daily News Tuesday.

“My grandfather paid his dues for that nickname. That was my grandfather’s life,” Agnello said.

John Gotti was dubbed the “Teflon Don” after winning acquittal after acquittal in the 1980s. He was finally convicted of murder and racketeering in 1992.

“He should have asked for permission. A standup, respectable guy would come and ask ‘If I could use the nickname,'” Agnello, who is trying to launch a music career under the name Carmine Gotti, said of Ross. “I think he’s a great artist, but you can’t just start calling yourself that to sell records …He wants to go for that whole image, but hey, be yourself.”

Then he took another swipe at the 34-year-old, whose real name is William Leonard Roberts.

“Only in America can you go from being a corrections officer to calling yourself Teflon Don,” Agnello said, noting Ross’ former career.

The choice of “Rick Ross” for his stage name also has gotten him in trouble.

Ross is being sued by ex-druglord Ricky (Freeway) Ross for using his name in a copyright infringement lawsuit.

Ross’ fascination with the mob didn’t start with the album he released Tuesday. His latest mixtapes, also released this year, were called “The Albert Anastasia EP” and “Carlo Gambino.” Both Anastasia and Gambino also were mob bosses.

Ross could not be reached for comment.



Hazardous Conditions In My Ends 05.01.10

5 01 2010

This morning I woke to the snow coming down like it wasn’t going to stop anytime soon but I got dressed as usual and made an attempt to get into work.   So I made way to get the bus & got on it at the usual time.  Time passed awfully quick & I was on the bus for nearly a hour.  So I abandoned my journey to work & walked for 30 minutes back to my crib.  On the way I encounted a few problems on the road & decided to get my phone out of my pocket & film something for youtube & the blog.  Sheffield came to a stand still & there was no grit on the roads at all, the council failed the tax payer today.

Westwood – Micheal Jackson Tribute

7 08 2009

Stars from the urban music scene pay tribute to the king of Pop: Michael Jackson R.I.P

Grime on YouTube (SOURCE: YouTube)

16 07 2009

If the London Google office had a soundtrack, if we’re honest it probably wouldn’t be Grime. But on the flipside, if you were to ask a Grime artist where they would place their content, the answer would be immediate: YouTube. So far, so obvious, but what is interesting is that this has not always been the case. To date the sites that urban music fans have used and referenced have generally been MySpace and Bebo… with an appearance on Channel U marking step-up success. All of a sudden it’s all about YouTube, and to acknowledge this we ran a Grime spotlight on the UK homepage last Saturday (July 11). This gave us an opportunity to see how Grime fared when placed front and centre in the UK, and was also designed to steer Grime fans to a couple of new channels that we have signed to the YouTube Partner Programme — Grime Daily and SBTV — reinforce the pre-eminence of Tim Westwood’s channel and lend profile to our first-ever sponsored music show on YouTube UK, Pocket TV.

Popout In 24 hours these videos generated over 150,000 clicks, the three main channels saw reasonable subscriptions uplifts (Westwood is now on 20,000, GD is at 2,500, PTV is at around 900) and, maybe more importantly, a lot of comments seemed happy that YouTube was showcasing Grime. We’re clearly a way off Grime delivering huge numbers in Global terms, but these videos always rank very highly in the UK, suggesting that even a relatively small, UK-focused audience will deliver automatic promotion on the UK site. As for why Grime artists and magazine shows have migrated to YouTube in such numbers, I’m going to put this down to Tim Westwood. Love him or hate him, he has tirelessly promoted our service to his dedicated Grime audience — the upload that woke him up to YouTube’s potential being Chipmunk’s debut, 1.5MM rated freestyle. Them’s big numbers in the world of UK hip-hop. For extra credit, please suggest London Google Office soundtracks in the Comments section. I’m going to go for classical music wrought from the guitar of someone like Brian May. You know, like The Electric Planets…

R.I.P Micheal Jackson AKA The King Of Pop

26 06 2009

LEGEND/KING OF POP/MUSICAL GENIUS! I could go on! – RIP to a guy that influenced me in so many different ways & made me love music so much! NEVER FORGOTTEN & GUNSHOT TO ALL DA PEOPLE DAT STILL INVOLVE DEM SELFS IN SPECULATION! When nothing was ever proven about Jacko! I will be dedicating a big part of the ‘Sunday Night Mash Up’ on Sheff Live 93.2 FM/ to him & also ‘The Realness’ on BCR 103.1 FM! Make sure you lock people.

Below I also found the full MOONWALKER movie which played a big part in my childhood & i loved it!


UK Police Taser And Beat Man In Nottingham

16 06 2009

This is what all the Tax payers money is wasted on! –

Sky news has obtained exclusive footage of a dramatic arrest in Nottingham city centre in which police used a taser gun three times.  Sky’s Mark White has more details. Video courtesty of Trent FM