Crime


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Troy Ave has posted bail and been released from Rikers Island for charges stemming from his involvement in the Irving Plaza shooting that left his friend dead, Ronald “Banga” McPhatter dead.

Today (July 11), the rapper gathered the proper funds to secure his 500k bail, Troy’s mother reportedly put her house up, and he walked out of police custody this afternoon. He is confined to house arrest until his next court hearing — and is required to wear an ankle bracelet — also, he cannot leave the city or enter any concert halls, bars, arenas and other performance venues.

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bobby shmurda gq

As the young rapper remains behind bars after several unsuccessful attempts for bail, GQ goes inside Bobby Shmurda’s “surreal saga” in this excellent new profile. Scott Eden sits down for a rare jailhouse interview with Bobby while uncovering many startling details — and raising bigger questions — about his arrest and the conspiracy charges he’s currently facing along with other members of his GS9 crew.

For instance, how the police took an unusual — and perhaps even illegal — interest in Bobby as “Hot N*gga” began to blow up. Or the fact that no drugs or cash were actually seized (or at least submitted as evidence) in the GS9 sting. There’s even a pretty crazy story from Sha Money XL, the Epic A&R who signed Bobby, about the night the NYPD arrested the GS9 members at Quad Studios back in December 2014.

The whole piece is definitely worth a read, but you can check out a few highlights after the jump. If there’s any positives to take from all this, it’s that Bobby has been keeping busy in jail and has even written a movie (a fictional one) based on his life.

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popcaan-arrested

Numerous reports from Antigua have surfaced about Popcaan being arrested on Monday night (May 2) during a concert. Video footage shows Poppy helping a fan get away from police/security onstage, and then getting into a very brief altercation with the officer.

The dancehall star could be facing assault and battery charges on a police officer, resisting arrest and more, according to sources. Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.

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kodak black arrested

Bad news for up-and-comer Kodak Black, who has reportedly been arrested. According to XXL, the 18-year-old rapper has been charged with possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon and possession of marijuana, as well as a few traffic violations. A video posted on Twitter yesterday by DJ Akademiks appears to show Kodak being taken into police custody.

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We regret to report that the legendary artist Prince has died at age 57-years old. TMZ has confirmed that Prince’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning (Apr 21).

The news source says the musician had a “medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois.” However, he performed at a concert the following day.

Further details are limited but it has also been reported that he was fighting the flu for several weeks.

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rick ross meek mill

Having spent four months on domestic lock down last year, Rick Ross knows the struggle of being under house arrest. So with Meek Mill currently serving his 90-day stay-at-home sentence, Renzel decided to check in on his MMG soldier earlier this week to offer some moral support — but more importantly, to compare ankle monitors.

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retchy p

New Jersey rapper RetcH (aka Retchy P) is looking at a long stretch in prison after being arrested for armed robbery.

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araabmuzik

Producer Araabmuzik is said to be in stable condition after suffering two gunshots on Thursday night (Feb 25) in Harlem. The Rhode Island native was reportedly leaving a New York City parking garage when two suspects motioned for Araab to roll down the window of his friend’s BMW. He was subsequently shot in the jaw and right arm by the assailants.

Our prayers go out to family at this time.

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Meek Mill faced a Philadelphia judge today (Jan 5) to face sentencing for probation violations, but luckily dodged serious jail time.

Though, he was still sentenced to 6-12 months behind bars, he will be allowed to serve his time on house arrest, with a minimum of 90 days. According to TMZ, Meek was reportedly barred from performing any concerts and releasing new music — and can only participate in charity activities for the duration of his house arrest.

Stay tuned for more updates on Meek’s situation.

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bobby-bail-2016

Bobby Shmurda had another devastating day in court today as he was denied bail for the 7th time since his initial arrest in 2014. New York City judge Abraham Clott handed down he decision today the Brooklyn family sat in court with his family.

Judge Clott told the court that he sees “no substantive change” in Shmurda and is “satisfied that the case is extraordinarily serious.” Shmurda’s attorney Alex Spiro told The FADER that the rapper and his family are “frustrated” and have been raising questions regarding why he isn’t being helped.

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