S5 E45 | Ye (Part 2)
Last week, N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN’s “Drink Champs” set the world on fire during their conversation with Kanye West, who spent more than two hours opening up about everything and everybody that he is or was connected to throughout his life and career. To everyone’s surprise, it was then revealed that said clip wasn’t the entire interview — fast forward to today (Nov. 11), and viewers were able to tune back in to REVOLT TV to enjoy a second part of Ye’s sit-down. This go ‘round, the Chicago star is joined by Larry Hoover Jr., the son of the incarcerated former gang leader Larry Hoover.
Near the beginning of the interview’s continuation, N.O.R.E. asked Ye about his opinion on Rick Ross’ Teflon Don standout “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast),” which contains a hook that name-checks both Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and the Black Disciples co-founder. While Ye’s response was simple (“I took it as respect”), Hoover, Jr. was much more detailed in his response:
“Well, you know, I like the fact that he kept the name alive and put him into the limelight, but I always had a problem that he said his name, and then said, ‘whippin’ work.’ And he’s fighting for his life, so I wouldn’t want him to speak on him about ‘whippin’ work’ and … him and drugs—his federal case that he’s dealing with right now is a drug case.”
He continued to remind all parties of his father’s current situation, and what needs to change:
“He has five or six life sentences, I don’t know the exact number, but it doesn’t matter ‘cause both of ‘em is horrible. But, under the First Step Act, he deserves to come home, and he qualifies to come home.”
Back in 1973, Hoover and fellow gang member Andrew Howard were charged for the murder of William “Pooky” Young, and were subsequently sentenced to 150 to 200 years in prison as a result. This followed a nearly two decades long investigation by the federal government, who indicted Hoover for a variety of other charges in regards to the Gangster Disciples.