Omaha, Nebraska rapper Bo Bo Bread Boy, perhaps more commonly known by his government name Brody Thompson, is without the 100 T-shirts he ordered from a printing business after it took his money and abruptly shut down. He's also out 500 bucks.
"[T-shirts are] a main source of income for independent artists," Thompson told NBC 6 in Omaha. "Like, they pay me the money in advance to [get] the shirt for their size and their color and everything. And then I had to reimburse those people out of my own money."
The company our man Quadruple B ordered from was Cruel TZ, whose storefront in the Old Market section of Omaha was found empty (save for a couple of squatters) when reporters did a little investigating. The property manager told NBC 6 that the owner, Patrick Clark, had been evicted for not paying his rent.
"He kept telling me he had all these clients, he was going to get deals and stuff," he said. "And he was never able to come up with the money."
Thompson added that he feels "deceived and lied to," and that he felt "played."
The good news is that the aspiring artist has raised the money to have another company produce the shirts, and hopefully it's one that doesn't have an F rating from the Better Business Bureau, like Cruel TZ did. He's also in the process of locating Clark to serve him a small claims court summons.