Not Good For Hip Hop


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T.I. headlined a concert at New York City’s Irving Plaza on Wednesday night (May 25), that also included Maino, Uncle Murda, Troy Ave, Anderson .Paak, and PNB Rock on the bill. The show abruptly came to an end after multiple shots rang out following an altercation that started in the third floor green room before spilling into the crowd according to witnesses on the scene. The shooting left 1 person dead and 3 people wounded as the scene turned into chaos as people rushed to exit the popular concert venue.

According to various sources including WPIX 11, XXL, and FADER, rapper Troy Ave was one of the wounded people, grazed in the leg by a bullet. Another wounded person turned out to be the girlfriend of a friend of 50 Cent. WPIX 11 reports that 50 Cent visited the victim at Bellevue Hospital.

T.I. was not performing or involved in the incident.

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Tupac Shakur’s mother, Afeni Shakur, has passed away at the age of 69. Authorities in Marin County, California — where she lived — confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that she passed late Monday night (May 2).

“Deputies responded to a report of possible cardiac arrest at 9:34 p.m. at Afeni’s home in Sausalto, the sheriff’s office said. She was taken to a local hospital, where she died at 10:28 p.m.,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

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The hip-hop community has lost another great. Phife Dawg, member of the iconic rap group A Tribe Called Quest, has reportedly passed away. DJ/producer pioneer Chuck Chillout announced the news on Twitter early Wednesday morning (Mar. 23), followed by DJ/producer Statik Selektah later confirming the news.

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Hearts are heavy in the Atlanta Hip-Hop community as rapper Bankroll Fresh was shot to death early Saturday morning (Mar. 5). NBC 11 Alive News reports that Bankroll Fresh was murdered at Street Execs Studio in Northeast Atlanta.

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dmx overdose

Damn. Just when it looked like he was getting back on his feet, DMX suffered a health scare in his native Yonkers yesterday.

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Rapper Ackquille Pollard aka "Bobby Shmurda" is arraigned in Bronx County Court on July 23, 2015.

Bobby Shmurda will not be coming home for Christmas. Despite putting together a $2 million bond package that included collateral from various family members, the Brooklyn rapper’s hopes of being released have been dashed once again after appearing in front of a Manhattan judge today.

It’s unclear why the judge denied Bobby’s latest (and supposedly “bulletproof“) bail request, but according to TMZ, “his bail arrangement was changed, and now his legal team will have to go back to the drawing board.” He is due back in court next month before his trial begins on February 22.

It’s approaching a full year since Bobby has been behind bars after being charged with conspiracy to commit murder and other weapons and drug charges.

Related: New Music: Bobby Shmurda feat. Abillyon “Hold It Down (38)”

young thug beef

It appears there’s some sibling rivalry brewing between Young Thug and Future. Metro Boomin, the young producer who has worked extensively with both rappers, got a few tweets off his chest yesterday regarding Future’s memorable mixtape run and other artists supposedly jacking the idea. “Moral of the story is, putting out 5 tapes in a year won’t make you heat up like Future,” he wrote. “That was just his path. It’s not for everyone.”

Young Thug, who has released three projects so far this year, clearly took exception to Metro’s comments by calling him out on Twitter early this morning. He also threw shade at Future, who he referred to as the Tito to his Michael Jackson (ouch). Neither Metro nor Future have yet to respond, but we hope the three of them can work this out, otherwise we can kiss goodbye to that Metro Thuggin project we’ve all been looking forward to.

UPDATE: Good news: Young Thug says he has no beef with Future.

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The rap community is mourning the loss of Far Rockaway, Queens rapper Chinx. Formerly known as Chinx Drugz, the Coke Boys artist was murdered in a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning. During night two of his B-Sides TIDAL concert in New York City, Jay Z took to the stage to speak on Chinx’s death and young stars becoming victims of senseless violence. French Montana, the man who took Chinx under his wing, broke his silence and spoke out for the first time in an Instagram post, also thanking Jay Z for his words.

“The devil comes in all shapes and sizes and he’s ruthless. Life here is temporary. They will kill you for this lifestyle, if they can’t afford it jealousy is a motherfucker Protect yourself, protect the people you love. I’m sad to see my brother go out like this, one of the realest people I met. This shit’s not right. These streets don’t love us My prayers go to his kids and family. We going to finish off what we started #ripchinx #ripstacks #freemaxb 🙏 s/o to #jayz”

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nelly-arrest

Nelly has found himself in trouble with the law. The rapper has been charged with felony drug possession, after police stopped stopped his bus for not having the correct ID stickers in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday morning.

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Looks like we won’t be getting that Tupac biopic for a while. Following his interview with XXL, in which he revealed that the project has been put “on hold,” director John Singleton has walked away altogether from the long-delayed film due to creative differences.

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