Inland Empire, California rapper 40 Glocc announced this morning that he will be changing his name to "Big Bad 40" (reported to be pronounced Big Bad 4-0). “In a country where freedom of speech is number one on our list of Constitutional rights, I recognize yet another clause in the system and I will not give them another opportunity to use their own laws against me. My former name was always an acronym. 40 represented the 40 acres and a mule they never gave us. Glocc represented Ghettos Legally Oppressed with Crooked Cops. A change has come so this change must be recognized,” said Big Bad 40 in a statement.
The longtime affiliate of G-Unit and Infamous Records, 40 will join his friend 50 Cent on the following tour dates:
Jun 10, 2010 - Kansas - City Midland Theater
Jun 11, 2010 - Dallas - Fairpark
Jun 12, 2010 - Houston - Arena Theater
Jun 15, 2010 - Miami - Fillmore
Jun 16, 2010 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
Jun 17, 2010 - Atlanta - Tabernacle
Jun 18, 2010 - Myrtle Beach - House of Blues
Jun 19, 2010 - New city / venue details forthcoming
Jun 20, 2010 - Lewiston, ME - Lewiston Urban Civic Center
Jun 22, 2010 - NYC - Hammerstein
Jun 23, 2010 - Wallingford - Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
June 24, 2010 -Boston
June25, 2010 -Atlantic City
Lastly, Big Bad 40 is said to be at work on a remix to his Zoo Life-assisted N.W.A. album remix track "Welcome To California," which features MC Eiht, Snoop Dogg, E-40, Xzibit, Kurupt and Yukmouth.