This is just a bad look for everyone involved. In a cameraphone shot video, August Alsina appears to be shown in a backstage brawl that took place over the week in St. Louis. To make matters worse, it all allegedly happened at an anti-violence themed concert called State of Emergency 2. It’s not clear what triggered the singer to fight but the video shows him shirtless — acting confrontational.

Fabolous, who was also on the bill, is seen towards the end holding a drink as the chaos ensues.

Watch the video below…


Joey Bada$$ reportedly got caught up with the wrong side of the law in Australia while performing at the Falls Festival near Byron Bay in New South Wales. Apparently, a 20-year-old security guard stopped Joey and asked him for credentials as he was heading to the stage. Things must have gotten heated because the man allegedly suffered a broken nose thanks to Bada$$’ fists. Billboard reports that he received medical attention and was brought to a hospital afterwards.

According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Brooklyn rapper, age 19, was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm,” and must head back to Australian court on March 19. Police arrested Joey, and he was taken into custody for 1 night.

Update: Joey Bada$$’s camp released this statement.

“Joey can confirm that there was a misunderstanding with security at the Byron Falls Festival show, which resulted in charges being laid,” the rapper’s representative, Bradley Bledsoe, said in a statement, adding: “After fully cooperating with police, Joey was granted bail and entered a plea of not guilty to the charge.”

Check out a pic of Malia Obama rockin’ a Pro Era t-shirt below…


(Bobby Shmurda leaving the precinct after his arrest on Weds. night)

Bobby Shmurda (real name Ackquille Pollard) has pled not guilty to gun and drug trafficking charges.

During a press conference today at Manhattan’s One Police Plaza, Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan, Police Commissioner William Bratton and others displayed a table covered with 21 different guns and updated the media on their task force investigation into Brooklyn’s G-Stone Crips (GS9) gang activity which culminated in the arrest of 15 members, including rising rap stars Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel.

The statements included charges of crack sales, use of crack revenue to fuel gang activity, as well as serious accusations of violence.

At one point, the prosecutor alleged that Rowdy Rebel was involved in a shooting and then went to the Barclay Center and got onstage wearing the same clothes. (See photos from that night)

As of now, Bobby Shmurda and his crew are still in custody and Shmurda’s bail has been set at $2million dollars, a clear sign of the severity of the indictment…but his lawyer Howard Greenberg says bail will be posted. Earlier this year, Bobby was arrested for weed possession and then gun possession.

Here is a screenshot of Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel’s charges…it’s significant to note that Bobby’s conspiracy charges reportedly include “conspiracy to commit 2nd degree murder” and “conspiracy to commit 2nd degree assault.”:

bobby charges

Explanation: According to one legal website, “Conspiracy to commit murder” means that you “aided” one or more persons’ plan to murder, and it could even just mean that you knew about the plan and didn’t do anything to stop it from happening.

Quotes and photos from local reporters in the room after the jump…



Bobby Shmurda is closing out his breakout year on an unfortunate note. According to various reports, the “Hot Boy” rapper — along with members of his GS9 crew and label boss Sha Money XL — were arrested at Quad Studios in New York City early this morning (December 17).

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Young Jeezy can finally breathe easy after being arrested this past summer on a gun charge. Back in August, police arrested the rapper and members of his entourage for possession of an assault rifle in Mountain View, CA. Initially, cops said that they had reason to believe Jeezy was involved in a local shooting and subsequently searched his tour bus when the weapon was found.

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beanie sigel shot

Absolutely terrible news. According to local New Jersey news reports, Beanie Sigel was shot this morning in the Jersey Shore suburb of Pleasantville. Press of Atlantic City reports he was shot in the torso and is being treated at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.

Beanie was just released from prison in August, after serving two years on tax evasion. And since then he’s been confined to Philadelphia, staying at a halfway house. Not sure whether he had clearance to travel outside the state to NJ when he was shot.
This is a disturbing turn of events when things were just starting to look up. A few weeks ago Beanie sounded sharp on his first post-prison lyrical appearance with Young Chris.

Sigh. We’ll keep you updated.

Details about the shooting and local news footage after the jump…


Meek Mill released from jail

Christmas is coming early for the Philly rapper, who is reportedly set to be released from Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility some time today. Meek was sentenced to jail time in July for a parole violation, and despite numerous efforts from his legal team, wasn’t due to be released until January 11, 2015.

Update: Meek Mill has been released.

Read more below…


Janay Rice, wife of Ray Rice, on Today Show with Matt Lauer
(Ray Rice’s wife Janay Rice, along with her um…very youthful looking mother, speaking about the ‘elevator incident’ to The Today Show‘s Matt Lauer.)

Is it possible that a man can love a woman and be a “good person” (whatever that means in 2014) and still knock her unconscious, drag her body like rolled up rug, and look at her, half-in half-out of an elevator, with drunken blankness? Perhaps. Anything is possible. But only time will tell (and it may never tell us, the public) if this is the case for controversial football star Ray Rice and his wife Janay. Ray won an appeal when a judge reversed the NFL’s indefinite suspension last week, so he is available for hire. Janay sat down with The Today Show to share her side of what happened in that Atlantic City elevator last spring, and why she not only went on to marry the man who punched her, but also stand by his side as the media, the public and the Baltimore Ravens (temporarily and for everyone’s own devices) made an example of Ray Rice.

Watch Janay and her mom,
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Miss Info: The tension in Ferguson, Missouri has been rising since August 9, 2014 when 18-year-old black man Michael Brown was fatally shot by white police officer Darren Wilson. There have been protests, and scuffles with police, and outrage from the rest of the watching world. But finally, a grand jury has made a decision on whether to indict Officer Wilson in Brown’s death.

As the jury deliberated, local schools announced plans to close in anticipation of unrest, the FBI sent in agents, police set up barricades to prepare for protests, and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon did his best to exacerbate the anxiety by declaring a state of emergency (much to the disapproval of US Attorney General Eric Holder).

President Obama has called on demonstrators to remain calm, not using the decision as an excuse for violence. In an odd side note, Officer Darren Wilson recently married his girlfriend. And the New York Times is reporting that Wilson will not be returning to the Ferguson police force.

Today (Monday, Nov. 24, 2014), officials announced that the jury, which USA Today reports is made up of “seven men and five women — three African American and nine white,” had made their decision. CNN is also reporting that the Brown family was not given any information, and only learned there was a decision by watching the news. Finally, we will hear what they have to say:

Watch the Ferguson grand jury announcement livestream below…



AllHipHop has confirmed Philly rap pioneer Cool C has received a date for his execution. First convicted of killing a cop in 1996, the 44-year-old rapper has been on death row ever since. The Philadelphia court system found Cool C, another Philly rap legend Steady B, and rapper Mark Canty guilty of attempting to rob a bank that left Lauretha Vaird dead. Vaird was repotedly the first Black female officer killed in the line of duty.

Cool C’s date of execution date is January 8th Gov — while Steady B remains on death row.

Watch Cool C’s videos below…


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