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.