/  12.11.2017

A few days ago, the Maybach Music Group loss one of their Generals as an indispensable cog in the Empire, Nadrian James, better known as “Black Bo” passed away. Details around his death have not yet been made public, but his impact was immeasurable and will never be forgotten. Rick Ross’ company released a statement in social media about the unfortunate, untimely passing.

“Over the weekend we took a great loss to our team with the passing of Black Bo (@blackbomaybach),” the statement read. “On behalf of MMG we would like to graciously thank each and every one of you for the tremendous outpouring show of love and support as we get through this tough time. Black played such a major impact in the lives of many and positively affected those he came in contact with. We ask that you join us in continuing to uplift and show support to his family. We will remain committed to keeping his name and legacy alive throughout each and every one of us. #LongLiveBlackBo”

Rick Ross himself spoke to the public about the brotherly bond he had with Black. They’ve been inseparable for over two decades. Literally everywhere Ross went, Black was there. Every flight, every show, every TV appearance, every restaurant opening, every award show – Black was always there to support Ross.

“Everything is God’s timing,” Ross said in post on his Instagram page. “He called home a beautiful soul. I called him by his middle name ‘LETEEF’. 1st one I saw and spoke to every morning. My friend,business partner and My codefendant.He defined TRUST,HONESTY,LOYALTY, not only to myself but everyone who met him. This is painful but we promised each other 2 always remain strong. Until we meet again, your words will replay a LIFETIME. @blackbomaybach


Eddie “eMix” Hernandez, who engineered so many of Ross’ classic projects, spoke on social media about the deep pain felt by everybody who knew and loved Black.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Rick Ross (@richforever) on

“I lived a lot of life with my big bro and he was the rock that brought everyone’s ego back down to earth,” eMix wrote. “He taught me so much without having to say a word. My heart hurts. I’m really fucking crying as I remember his laugh. Especially when I was the cause of it. He had a way of humbling you with just a grin. I love you, my brother. RIP Nadrian James #love #MMG #BlackBo #MyBrother #eMIX”

One of the first artists on MMG, Gunplay posted that he didn’t want to believe the man who has been family to him since he was a teenage passed away.

“I tried to hold off saying farewell to my big brother @blackbomaybach cuz i was waiting for the nightmare to end,” Gunplay lamented. “But i cant run from reality. Since i was 16 years old, all I can remember were words of wisdom from you. Some things I didnt want to hear but it was for the best. You are the definition of remaining humble, staying yourself, and never backing down. I remember when Vonte started rappin n u called me round there to do a song with him. I was just happy to do a favor for you cuz for years u did it for everybody else. We all are so hurt words can’t describe. You are and always will be the backbone to this thing of ours. Im not mad or gunna question God. But this is a different loss for me. I literally feel a peice of me gone. I cant explain it but we all feel ot trust me. We will never have another @blackbomaybach cuz HE dont make em like you no more. My brother I love you and i tell u dat everytime we saw each other so i cant say i didnt tell u enough. Imma say it again and again….i love you we love you da world loves you we all miss you. U planted dat real nigga seed in everybody dat came in contact with you and now watch the fruits of your labor grow my big brother. I love you Bizzoe!!!!!!”

Wale’s message to Black were both poetic and heart wrenching as you can feel the anguish in his words.

“As the tears begin to chase each other down my face .. I️ try to combat the sadness of this new reality with the indelible memories u gave us,” Wale testified. “It still doesn’t seem real.. it can’t be real! WHY is it real? Absolutely None of us have to try to think of the selflessness the genuine compassion and absolute loyalty for your friends you demonstrated daily.. no sir, because those things are synonymous with your face. Those things are synonymous with your name. Those things… synonymous wit the very thought of you comrade . My heart hurts so much . I’m wondering if I’ll ever need it again .. The world ,the label ..,shit EVERYBODY knows I’m a mess . I’m flawed I’m flawed I’m flawed and maybe I️ don’t even belong . Maybe I️ never did. BUT because of you ,the insecurities and self doubt became as insignificant As these tears in a hurricane.

“At this very moment I’m writing off instinct. The pain the sorrow the mourning is inevitable. But I️ could take 14 forevers and still never find the words that illustrate how much we love you . How much I️ love you .how much I️ need you. Your wisdom , composure an ear to listen a shoulder to cry on all things we foolishly tend to take for granted . May God be with your family and friends . I️ Love u OG .. you will forever be in our hearts. And I️ will cherish every piece of advice you gave





View More



View More


Walmart has everything you need for the tech enthusiast on your shopping list

Check out our gift guide that highlights some of our favorite Walmart finds in time for Black Friday.

  /  11.10.2023

5 things you need to know about the 2023 Billboard Music Awards

“REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy Rue counts down the top five moments from the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, including surprising wins, historic firsts, and dope performances. Sponsored by Amazon.

  /  11.20.2023

Walmart's HBCU Black and Unlimited Tour kicks off at Central State University

On Oct. 10, Walmart unveiled a brand new, state of the art creative studio on the campus of Central State University.

  /  11.14.2023

The Walmart HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour visited Mississippi Valley State University

The Walmart HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour made its final stop at Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) and left a lasting impact on students and alumni alike.

  /  11.22.2023

Walmart has the home essentials for everyone on your holiday shopping list

Below, our gift guide highlights some of our favorite Walmart finds for anyone in need of a home refresh.

  /  11.24.2023

Walmart continues HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour during lively Virginia State University stop

After unveiling their state of the art creative studio on the campus of Central State University, Walmart brought the HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour to Virginia State University (VSU) on Oct. 13.

  /  11.14.2023

Walmart HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour brings attention and wisdom to North Carolina Central University

On Oct. 17, Walmart brought the third stop of the HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour to North Carolina Central University (NCCU).

  /  11.15.2023

Groovey Lew on hip hop style, Johnell Young's industry secrets, BGS salon's wig mastery and more | 'Black Girl Stuff'

Fashion King Groovey Lew on masterminding hip-hop’s most iconic looks. Actor Johnell Young reveals the secret to breaking into the entertainment industry. Celebrity hairstylist Dontay Savoy and got2B ambassador Tokyo Stylez are in the BGS Salon with the perfect wig install. Plus, comedian Lauren Knight performs.

  /  11.15.2023

Pheelz talks expressing himself through music & his biggest inspirations | 'On In 5'

On this all-new episode of “On In 5,” multitalented Nigerian artist Pheelz opens up about waiting for his opportunity to fully express himself through music, his inspirations and emotions, and the musical icons he grew up admiring. Watch!

  /  07.11.2023

Kareem Cook talks growing up in The Bronx, studying at Duke & networking | 'The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels'

On this all-new episode of “The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels,” the host and REVOLT CEO sits down with Kareem Cook. Throughout the introspective episode, Cook talks growing up in The Bronx, studying at Duke and being nervous to be in the South at the time, network vs. education, taking advantage of your opportunities, and connecting with Debbie Allen. Watch!

  /  07.10.2023

Tiffany Haddish on therapy, wild fan interactions & the upcoming 'Haunted Mansion' movie | 'The Jason Lee Show'

On this all-new episode of “The Jason Lee Show,” the one and only Tiffany Haddish sits for a must-watch conversation about wild interactions with fans, her new movie ‘Haunted Mansion,’ bringing her therapist on dates, and being present. Watch the hilarious interview here.

  /  07.12.2023

BNXN talks leaving IT for music, linking with Wizkid, going viral & new album | 'On In 5'

For this all-new episode of “On In 5,” singer-songwriter BNXN discusses his journey from IT to music, finding his voice and originality, linking up with Wizkid for their hits “Mood” and “Many Ways,” and what fans can expect from him this year — including a new album. Watch the full episode here!

  /  08.08.2023

From city lots to lush gardens: The power of urban farming with Karen Washington

This is the inspiring story of Karen Washington, a pioneering urban farmer who has been revolutionizing urban spaces by transforming them into vibrant community gardens and educational hubs. Sponsored by State Farm.

  /  11.17.2023

Investing in stocks in a recession | 'Maconomics'

Host Ross Mac provides useful advice for preparing your personal finances in the event of a recession. He emphasizes the importance of budgeting properly, building an emergency fund, and maintaining discipline when investing.

  /  11.21.2023

Madam DA Fani Willis proclaims, “A lie has been told on African American men”

“Every time I’m in trouble, it’s been Black men that have come to my aid,” Madam DA Fani Willis said at REVOLT WORLD while speaking on the stereotype that they are not dependable or worth dating.

  /  10.11.2023

Lauren London sparks conversation on how Black parents unintentionally give kids negative outlook on money

At the live taping of “Assets Over Liabilities” at REVOLT WORLD, Lauren London opened up about how witnessing the financial decisions adults made during her childhood fueled her outlook on money. 

  /  10.26.2023

Black media leaders stress the space's importance because we're always antagonists in mainstream's storytelling

“I definitely feel those ‘heavier is the crown’ moments. But I also believe that Black entrepreneurs are uniquely positioned to be successful in the future,” Detavio Samuels said at AfroTech.

  /  11.03.2023

Halftime Report | Professional athletes who've dropped rap albums

From Master P to Chris Webber, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Deion Sanders, Damian Lillard and more, these athletes got bars. Check out our list here!

  /  11.01.2023

Machel Montano opens up about life as a child star, new music, and exciting business moves

In an exclusive interview with REVOLT, Machel Montano dove into his musical journey, childhood stardom, and an exciting new chapter in business.

  /  11.03.2023

Lauren London says Nipsey Hussle inspired her eldest son’s interest in finances

“I have those conversations with my son about abundance,” Lauren London said at REVOLT WORLD. 

  /  11.06.2023
View More
Revolt - New Episodes