Posts Tagged ‘Big Daddy Kane’

(HEAT EXCLUSIVE) BLACK BOY: Heart & mind of a true hustler

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

The heart and mind of a successful businessman and true music artist pump the same thing – HUSTLE.

HUSTLE is a trait that Black Boy carries with him in everything he does. Whether it is with KUNTRII KINGZ CLOTHING CO., a company he co-owns, or whether it is in his music, Black Boy hustles and grinds all day and night long.

He’s a natural born hustler, knowing how to work his magic to get things done and he’s not afraid to promote his art, as well as that of those in his circle.

Making his way all over the South, Black Boy is proving that promotion and networking are the real keys to success.

The Heat is intrigued and we had to find out what makes this artist turned businessman tick. Here’s what he had to say:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Tell us about yourself.

BLACK BOY: I was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. I was raised by my mother. My stepdad was on drugs really bad. I used to see him shoot up. I didn’t have much of a childhood, but it prepared me for the streets. I don’t fear nothing but God.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: We hear that you’ve traveled all over. Tell us about that.

BLACK BOY: I’ve lived in Lafayette, Louisiana, Orange, Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana, Houston, Texas, Mobile, Alabama, and now, Atlanta, Georgia.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What are your musical influences?

BLACK BOY: I have a southern style of Hip Hop/Rap. I grew up listening to the Geto Boys, Too Short, Big Daddy Kane, NWA, Master P, 2Pac, Wu Tang, Juvenile, Luke & the 2 Live Crew, Bone Thugs & Harmony, and Soulja Slim. I learned the streets from my big brother and cousins, but I always knew I’d be someone important.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What performances do you have under your belt?

BLACK BOY: I’ve performed with Jojo Da Platinum Piece, Billy Book, Gemini, My Big Fam Click, Choppa Style, Fifth Ward Webbie, Cupid, Lil Boosie, Hurricane Chris, Mouse On Da Track, V.I., Juvenile, Big Boom & 2 Throwed, Talib Kweli, Baby Boy, Bunny B, Young, Tat Tomas, Red Boy, Z-Ro, Paul Wall, Bun B, and others. I’ve been rapping forever, but 1996 was my first time going into a studio. I started investing in concerts and promoting them. I’ve performed to make money, but for me, it’s not the money – it’s the love and passion of the music. I love it. I was supposed to Soulja Slim before he passed on. We will miss him.


THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What projects are currently in the works for you?

BLACK BOY: I’m just grinding – working on my new mixtape and doing a lot of singles. I have a hot single in the streets right now entitled, “Big Boy Sh*t” featuring 2 Throwed. I also have a hot line of shades coming out with my business partner, Brandon Johnson, through our company, KUNTRII KINGZ. I’m trying to work with everybody who wants to work. You can find my music on Rhapsody, iTunes, You Tube, and in several years, on top of the Billboard Charts – me or my artists I put out.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Make sure to check out Black Boy & to keep a close watch on him. He’s making epic moves with his music & with KUNTRII KINGZ CLOTHING CO. Follow him on Twitter – @ttblackb.

Rap Producer Mister Cee Pleaded Guilty To Loitering Charges After He Was Caught Having Oral Sex With Man In a Car

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

DJ Mister Cee, left, with Sean P. Diddy Combs, middle, and DJ Enough

Rap producer and DJ Mister Cee pleaded guilty to a loitering offence on Wednesday after he was caught getting oral sex from another man earlier this year.

Cee, whose real name is Calvin LeBrun, 44, and his younger male companion, Lawrence Campbell, were caught by police at 4am in a car parked in lower Manhattan, New York, on March 30.

Cee, a well-respected producer, pleaded guilty to a charge of loitering for the purpose of engaging in a prostitution offence, which is a violation and not a crime.

He was ordered to do 12 sessions of counselling with a doctor, officials said.

He was originally charged with public lewdness, but offered a guilty plea to the loitering charge instead.

Cee made a name for himself in the hip-hop world as Big Daddy Kane’s deejay.

He went on to produce Ready To Die, Notorious B.I.G.‘s first album.

On the popular hip-hop channel Hot 97, he hosts Throwback At Noon, a classic hits hour.

At the time of his arrest police said their behaviour was ‘open to public view.’

Cee strongly denied the allegation at the time.

He took to Twitter to defend himself, tweeting: ‘Never was I in a car with anyone when I was detained. The facts will come out and show what is being reported is totally untrue.’

A station manager said that the allegations were untrue.