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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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SZA recently stepped off TDE’s “The Championship” tour due to swollen vocal cords. “Her vocal cords are swollen and she have to rest her voice to prevent any permanent damage,” said TDE CEO Anthony ‘Top Dawg’ Tiffith in a statement. The Grammy-nominated singer surprised fans by appearing on stage during the tour’s stop at Madison Square Garden in NYC on Tuesday night (May 29). Shortly after performing, SZA broke some sad news to her loyal fans.

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With a hand in various albums set to arrive this summer, Kanye West’s recent promo run on Twitter maybe his most controversial moment. On Wednesday (Apr. 26), the artist/designer tweeted in support of U.S. President Donald Trump. “You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him,” said Kanye. “We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”

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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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Lil’ B had to cancel his set at the Rolling Loud Bay Area Festival in Mountain View, CA on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 21). Moments before hitting the stage, the Based God was allegedly jumped by A Boogie with Da Hoodie and PnB Rock’s entourages, where Lil’ B claims they stole his laptop and equipment.

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Nelly was arrested early Saturday morning (Oct. 7) on an alleged rape charge. The reported incident took place around 3:45 am EST on the rapper’s tour bus in Auburn, Washington. The St. Louis native was currently in the middle of his tour with Country duo Florida Georgia Line.

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New details are emerging in Young Dolph’s drive-by shooting case in Los Angeles on Tuesday (Sept. 27). Yo Gotti, who was reported as a “person of interest” by TMZ, was never a potential suspect according to the LAPD. Det. Megan Aguilar confirms the original report was inaccurate.

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