Not Good For Hip Hop


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Kanye West’s “Saint Pablo” tour pulled into Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center on Saturday night (Nov. 20). Sadly for fans who paid their hard earned money, the show ended as quickly as it began. Only after performing three songs, the rapper/designer went into a 15-minute rant, and abruptly ended the concert to a sold-out crowd of booing fans.

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The recent beef between The Game and Meek Mill took a sudden twist when Beanie Sigel appeared on a diss track aimed at The Game last week. Never one to back down, The Game responded with a diss track of his own for the two Philly rappers. Recently, Beanie Sigel sat down with Persia Nicole of Philly’s 92Q, stating he made a mistake jumping into the beef and alleges that he helped Meek write some of the lyrics on their remix of Young M.A.’s “Ooouuu.”

That interview ruffled a lot of feathers, as The Game took to Instagram to report the State Property rapper was jumped by the Dreamchasers backstage at Puff Daddy and The Family’s Bad Boy reunion tour stop at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on Friday night (Sep. 23). Now, footage of the incident has surfaced online.

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Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo was killed in a deadly car accident early this morning in Fulton county. According to reports, a vehicle that Shawty was riding in on I-285 in Atlanta jumped a guard jail, then hit two trees before bursting into flames.

The Georgia native was just 40-years-old at the time of his death. RIP.

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VH1 held their first Hip Hop Honors concert in six years at New York City’s Lincoln Center last night. With the theme “All Hail the Queens,” this year’s event recognized female rap legends like Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa and Lil Kim. However, it wasn’t a night to remember for either Rich Homie Quan or Biggie fans during Kim’s performance.

Update: Rich Homie Quan has issued an apology.

Update2: Lil Kim is backing the young homie.

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Lil Wayne reportedly suffered another seizure while aboard his private jet. According to reports, Weezy was jetsetting from Milwaukee to California when the episode happened. The New Orleans rapper apparently “blacked out” but is now “alert” and received medical attention from paramedics after his plane made an emergency landing in Omaha.

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Last week, one person was shot dead and three people injured during T.I.’s concert at NYC’s Irving Plaza. Troy Ave was formally charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon on Monday (May 30), to which the rapper pleaded not guilty to all charges in Manhattan Criminal Court following his release from hospital.

The ramifications from that incident are now trickling down as concert goers are now being penalized, as a handful of upcoming shows have been cancelled.

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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.

Stay tuned for updates on this breaking story.

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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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