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Breaking news is currently coming from Los Angeles involving Nipsey Hussle. The Crenshaw native was reportedly shot multiple times outside of a retail store he owns on Sunday afternoon (Mar. 31). According to TMZ, multiple witnesses said the L.A. star was shot multiple times on the property of The Marathon Clothing Company, a store Nipsey owns and runs in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The status of Nipsey’s condition is currently unknown. Moments before the incident, Hussle tweeted “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”

The artist/entrepreneur enjoyed a breakout year in 2018, as his Victory Lap debut received critical acclaim leading up to it receiving a nomination at the GRAMMY Awards back in February. This story will continue to be updated.

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Rumors have recently been making the roads on social media that Rae Sremmurd have broken up. Made up of Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi, the actual real life brothers came off a busy year lead by the release of their triple album SR3MM. Despite both Swae Lee and producer Mike WiLL Made-It stating in recent days that the rumors are false, Slim Jixmmi went on a quick Twitter rant saying otherwise.

In a series of now deleted tweets, Slix Jxmmi tweeted that “I’m not Rae Sremmurd I’m Slim Jxmmi and Ima sink or swim by myself,” also saying “Y’all won it’s a wrap.” The news comes a few days after Mike WiLL confirmed a new Swae Lee solo LP was on the way.

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The latest chapter in the daily Kanye West saga took place on Thursday (Oct. 11), when the rapper/designer visited the White House for a meeting with President Donald Trump. With plenty of media outlets, photographers surrounding a seated Kanye and Trump in the oval office, the former went on a rant touching on various issues. West opened up prison reform, his love and support of Donald Trump, Colin Kaepernick, why he didn’t support Hilary Clinton, black democrats, plans to bring factories and manufacturing infrastructure to Chicago and more. Shortly after the 10-minute conversation aired live, T.I. took to Instagram blasting Kanye for going to the White House and his continued support of President Trump.

Now I’ve been extremely patient and made it a point to not jump to any premature conclusions about Ye and his antics,” said T.I. in a lengthy message. “Partially due to the lessons learned from the outcome of other similar situations dealing wit my brother Wayne (which I admittedly mishandled a bit in hindsight). But now this shit is next level, futuristic Sambo, Hopping Bob, Stephen off Django ass shit Ye!!!! From what I can gather… this is the most repulsive, disgraceful, embarrassing act of desperation and auctioning off of one’s soul to gain power I’ve ever seen.”

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The past 24 hours has been a roller coaster ride for 6ix9ine. Just hours after releasing his new single “FEFE” featuring Nicki Minaj, the controversial rapper was the victim of a robbery and kidnapping.

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The Hip-Hop community is mourning after the senseless murder of Florida rapper XXXTentacion on Monday afternoon (Jun. 18). The 20-year-old was shot dead as he was leaving a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership by a masked gunman. At 5:40 p.m., XXXTentacion was pronounced dead by the Broward Co. Sheriff’s Department. The killing has sent social media into a frenzy, mainly due to XXXTentacion’s trouble past, including a domestic violence case related to attacking his pregnant girlfriend.

Kanye West, 6ix9ine, Big Sean, DJ Premier, Diplo, Pusha T, Royce Da 5’9″, Lil’ Pump and more took to their social media accounts to send their condolences and react to the news. “This got me fucked up. RIP X. Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person. God bless his family, friends and fans,” tweeted J. Cole to his millions of followers. The news of XXXTentacion’s passing has been the No. 1 worldwide trend on Twitter for hours.

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Rick Ross is currently in serious medical condition. The MMG CEO/artist has been hospitalized according to TMZ. The media outlet reports that the Miami native was admitted to a local hospital after a 911 call was made from his home on Thursday morning (Mar. 2) around 3:30AM EST. Ross was breathing heavy, unresponsive and “slobbing out the mouth” according to the unknown caller. He is currently receiving respiratory treatment, related to either pneumonia or a heart-related issue.

Rick Ross has had a history of health issues, including 2 seizures back in 2011. Since then, Rozay had changed his diet and lost over 100 pounds over the past few years. UPDATE: TMZ now reports Rick Ross is “essentially a form of life support,” and is hooked to a machine that’s controlling the function of his heart and lungs. He’s currently in the cardic unit, a sign that the 42-year-old suffered a heart attack that manifested into respiratory issues.

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Bad news for G Herbo. Just a week after dropping the deluxe edition of his critically acclaimed album Humble Beast, the 22-year-old rapper has been arrested for illegal gun possession in Chicago.

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DMX is going back to jail. The troubled rapper was taken into custody in a Manhattan court on Tuesday morning (Jan. 30) for “failing to comply with conditions of his bail,” according to Pitchfork. TMZ reports the Yonkers MC failed drug tests, a direct violation of his bail conditions.

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The rap community is mourning as news has surfaced early Saturday morning (Jan. 20) that artist Fredo Santana has passed away. Rising Texas rapper Maxo Kream made the sad revelation on social media. Artists like Drake, Lil’ Durk, Joey Badass, Lil’ B and more confirmed the rumors while sending their condolences in various posts on Twitter and Instagram. Born Derrick Coleman, Fredo Santana was 27-years-old at the time of his death. Currently there’s no confirmed reports as to the cause of death. Santana previously has been hospitalized for a seizure, along with liver and kidney failure.

The Chicago native is one of the key artists responsible for the city’s Drill music scene along with Chief Keef, Lil’ Durk, King Louie, Young Chop and Lil’ Reese. UPDATE: TMZ reports Santana died Friday night (Jan. 19) from a fatal seizure. His girlfriend arrived at his L.A. home around 11:30 p.m. PST, where she found the rapper dead on the floor. He leaves behind an 8-month old son, Legend, who was born in June 2017.

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It’s with a heavy heart that we report the news that Reggie Ossé, better known as Combat Jack, has passed away after losing his battle with colon cancer. He was 53.

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