According to XXL, Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel have been given a trial date for their assorted number of weapons, drug, murder, and conspiracy charges. Bothe GS-9 members are reportedly set to begin trial on June 25 — along with 13 other members of their rap crew. Shmurda and Rebel’s lawyers, Kenneth Montgomery and Javier Solano, are requesting that both men be expedited to the front of the line as it is likely that the group of co-defendants will be broken down into smaller groups to face trial.

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James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond was sentenced to a second life sentence plus 20 years today for the 2009 murder of G-Unit affiliate Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher, the AP reports. Rosemond, who is already serving life for cocaine trafficking, was convicted for his role in Fletcher’s death at a December trial in Manhattan.

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Rich Homie Quan is the latest rapper being accused of fighting with a security guard. According to news stations, Quan allegedly threw several punches at a security guard at Miami’s Club LIV after he was denied entry — due to the venue being at overcapacity.

Reportedly, the 25-year-old rapper wanted to enter the back VIP door when security guard, Christian Cajigas, said he could not let the rapper and his entourage in.

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Suge Knight’s legal and health issues both worsened during his bail review hearing today. Siding with the prosecution, Los Angeles Judge Ronald S. Coen set his bail at a staggering $25 million before the Death Row co-founder collapsed in the courthouse.

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Earlier today (March 11), police got a call from an outside source about shots being fired at Lil Wayne’s Miami Beach home. According to 7News in Miami, the caller said four people may be seriously injured. TMZ reports that Wayne is in Miami, but was not home at the time of the alleged shooting.

Authorities have made an outside sweep of the house, but have yet to make an entry. Local news reports that someone from Wayne’s team has arrived on scene.

UPDATE: Police confirm the call was a hoax. SWAT have searched the whole house and found no indication of any shooting, and are now leaving (because lunchtime).

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“Yeah, they got me in P.C., man, Protective Custody,” Bobby Shmurda told Hot 97 earlier today. “[It’s] court orders.” While on a jailhouse phone call, the young Brooklyn rapper had only a few brief minutes to check in with Ebro, Laura Stylez and Peter Rosenberg, and it wasn’t long before his call was mysteriously cut short.

However, he did manage to say that he was doing okay behind bars but, along with Rowdy Rebel, he was recently involved in an altercation that put him in P.C. and his friend in the box. Shortly after, Bobby explained how his arrest was unjust and revealed how some of the arresting officers told him things like, “I don’t want my kids listening to your music” during his arrest. Bobby’s call was then cutoff without warning.

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Afroman still rocks an impressive ‘fro these days, but he clearly wasn’t the lazy, lovable stoner we used to know while performing in Mississippi on Tuesday (February 17). The Palmdale rapper, who is best known for his 2001 hit “Because I Got High,” was arrested after socking a female fan in the face — in the middle of his set.

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A pair of Bronx defenders, Kumar Rao and Ryan Napoli, found themselves fighting for their jobs after appearing in Uncle Murda’s “Hands Up” video. According to the Village Voice “at least one attorney who appeared in a controversial rap video has resigned from his position with the Bronx Defenders, a legal nonprofit that represents indigent clients in New York City.”

The video depicts explicit imagery of violence between young Black men between and the NYPD. However, do you feel the defenders were wrong for appearing in the video? They claim they didn’t know there would be violent scenes, but let us know what you think in the comments section.

“Kumar Rao submitted a letter of resignation this afternoon, according to his attorney. Meanwhile, NY1 reporter Dean Meminger has reported on Twitter that another attorney who was involved with and appeared in the video, Ryan Napoli, likewise resigned from the group. NY1 also reports that the organization’s executive director, Robin Steinberg, has been suspended for 60 days without pay.”

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This is definitely going to be a tough blow for Jagged Edge’s comeback. Currently, the ATL group is working on getting their name back on the Billboard charts, but member Kyle L. Norman was just arrested for aggravated assault.

As reported, Kyle’s fiancée was taken into the Atlanta Medical Center early Thursday (Jan 29) with “welts under her eyes, a golf ball-sized knot on her forehead, a cut to her nose and a blood clot in her right eye.” Police say they were called to a residence where the victim was visuably shaken and told officers that Norman “choked her with a scarf that she had around her neck, shoved her engagement ring down her throat, took her keys and broke her cell phone.”

He was later apprehended after being spotted running down a nearby street.

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Now, this is a story straight from Nat Geo’s Locked Up Abroad . In an exclusive story with The Fader, Future’s tour DJ, DJ Esco, talked about his harrowing tale of being locked up in a Dubai prison for 56 days. Like so many others, Esco was traveling with the team from Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi for a show — and got caught with a small amount of Marijuana one of the crew members left in a backpack.

Esco just so happened to be pushing a cart of everyone’s luggage when he was stopped by airport security because his cameraman was filming. After an intense search of over 40 bags on his cart, the guard found about a half ounce of weed someone forgot to smoke up in Amsterdam. The next 56 days were some of the most scariest in the young man’s life.

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