While Atlanta’s finest is scrambling trying to catch a lead in the horrific murder of local rapper Slim Dunkin. The streets are buzzing with speculation and their own theories on who is responsible. Unfortunately none of the rumors have any credibility or connection to the incident at hand.
During rap artist Gucci Mane’s video shoot late Friday afternoon, Mario Hamilton who goes by the name Slim Dunkin was gunned downed during verbal altercations which lead to his death.
The 24 year old was clearly on his way up in the hip hop ladder while side by side controversial rapper Waka Flocka Flame.
Over the years the world inside rap music has been somewhat of a death trap for young thugs trying to make it big in the music industry. With headlines of drive by shootings, unsolved murders all over what used to be simply a handful of lyrics.
Slim Dunkin, was just one of the artists associated and signed to the 1017 Brick Squad movement.
Lately, signed artists have been leaving the association one after another, some with claims of fraud, failure of being paid.
Artists like Lil Capp, who is currently involved in settlement negations with Warner Bros. and Waka Flocka over copyright infringement issues over the hit “O Let’s Do It”.
Kebo Gotti, whom wrote and performed the hit “Grove St. Party”, has now retained a lawyer and seeking proper documentation on his song. As of today’s date Kebo states he has only received a check for $2700.00, and never waived his rights to the hit song.
The video of Kebo Gotti fighting Slim Dunkin went viral on the World Wide Web, with offers into the tens of thousands for the rights to put out Pt. 2 of the fight on various sites. During which Gotti produced the song “Line Em Up” to blast Waka Flocka and his ex-manager Debra Antney.
When Slim Dunkin’s death became a trending topic on twitter, insinuations and speculation went to the same degree that Kebo Gotti was somehow involved.
“Just like when you fight with your brothers, you still have love for family” Kebo Gotti
When Gotti was asked about Slim’s death, “I just don’t know what to say right now, what can you say you know when people are pointing the finger at you saying you killed someone you cared about just because you just had a fight, what can you say… what are you supposed to say about something like that he was my brother” Kebo Gotti
Even after the viral fight between the two rappers, they still remained close friends, and had each other’s back to the fullest. To the public community of fans, they weren’t enemies.
Kebo Gotti, has stated that when the time is appropriate he will reach out to Slim’s family with his condolences. Plans for a memorial in Slim’s name are under way by not only Gotti, but many others within the Hip Hop community as well.
‘Tis the season to be rockin!
Please join us on December 10, 2010 at Angels Roadhouse “Bar N Grill” 1650 East 6th St, Corona, CA, for a rockin’ good time!
The second annual Christmas show, hosted by VH1’s Phil Varone, will included a Celebrity Auction, Special Musical Guest Kottak, featuring James Kottak of Mega Rock Band Scorpions, Musical Comedy by Allison Weber and Magician Justin Rivera. No event would be complete without a raffle, bags of goodies, and of course an all star jam session and so much more!
Keeping with the holiday season, Phil Varone aka Playgirl’s “Mr. December”, will be autographing advance copies of his 20 page spread, so get your copy before the newsstands!
All proceeds to benefit Clear View Treatment Center.
Clear View Treatment Center is a non-profit residential treatment program providing services to thirty adolescent boys ages 13-17.
Over the years CVTC, has been successful in changing the lives of young men, in way of providing them the tools need to be a productive member of society. Often times, these boys walk through the door with nothing more than the shirt on their backs, leaving behind their past lives of gangs, drugs, and abuse.
Let’s all join together this holiday season, in giving the gift of Christmas. Make a change in a child’s life while having a rockin’ rollin good time!
For more information on Clear View Treatment Center please visit the link below.
Varone’s philanthropy doesn’t stop there, Phil’s work with at-risk youth, is nothing more than phenomenal. Varone’s “Clear View Treatment Center” houses 30 boys, between the ages of 13-18, ” we have five houses, they are mostly court ordered, gang members and this is their last chance top get it together“, Phil shares with GAS. If that is not enough to overlook the once rehab-ed rock star with his hard core appearance, Phil Varone genuinely has a beautiful soul! With all of Phil’s commitments & projects across the map, Varone, who also makes sure that his time is evenly spread out amongst the issues near & dear to him, with twice a week visits to work locally with the homeless. Not your typical rock star at all. I found the drummer turned actor to be quite delightful.
Mark December 15th on your calendar ladies, you’ll get a chance to see an entirely new side of Phil Varone. In a twenty page spread of him & all his goodies will be on display at a newsstand near you! That’s right Phil is featured as Play Girl’s newest centerfold, “the photographer was just fantastic, we had a 2 day interactive shoot in NY.” As quickly as Phil is taking it off, he’ll soon be dressed to the nines as he walks down the aisle in the near future with his new fiancée Achsha.
Phil happily announced exclusively to GAS, that he recently got engaged to long time girl friend Achsha, “she is so far removed from the entertainment business, she is a real estate broker“, Phil replies. When asked about the big day, and if there were any plans in the near future to tie the knot, Phil shared “we are just enjoying the moment, probably in a year“, “where both in the lifestyle.”
When GAS inquired about how life is now, after his stint on Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab, “I was in therapy for sex addiction, life is great”, Phil continues “Tiger Woods is not a sex addict, when I first heard he was in sex rehab, I laughed…Tiger’s in rehab for having sex with what 19 women? He’s not a sex addict, I was having sex with 19 women in a weekend, I’m a rock star.”
That’s not all Varone’s cooking up, the “Rock Star Recipes” cookbook is on it’s way to a kitchen near you. The cookbook features various rock stars, who will share their favorite recipes with us. While rocking out in the kitchen, readers will be able to listen to their best-loved rock hits that have toped the charts over the years, with a CD that will accompany the book. Phil goes on to say “the cookbook will contain brief bios and the stories behind the recipes, we will also be pairing each recipe with a beverage.” Check out your local book stores for a copy, this defiantly sounds like a great addition to any kitchen collection!
GAS asked, what’s next on the list to concur in the world of Varone? Phil opened up about his passion for writing, ” I left the music scene to pursue acting and writing, I even do comedy”, “I have also started blogging for a site called thecomet.com.” Currently on the table for the mega rocker, are a variety of offers to host and star in some quite flavorful new television shows.
Make sure to keep an ear out for Phil Varone to top the charts once again, he will soon be going back out on the road. Phil exclusively told GAS that he is getting his first band, Saigon Kick back together.
Drummer, actor, writer and philanthropist…the many sides of Phil Varone. GAS just can’t wait to see what’s coming next.
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