Summer Jam 2016 Recap
“SEVERE WEATHER ALERT: A storm is expected to hit between 6:00pm – 7:30pm. For your safety, please seek shelter in your vehicles.” Thus began Summer Jam 2016.
Woman Shot In Leg At T.I. Concert May Launch Lawsuit
The shooting at T.I.'s Irving Plaza show on Wednesday May 26th resulted in four victims. BSB affiliate Ronald McPhatter died from bullet wounds, while Troy Ave (who is being held in custody for attempted murder) suffered a reportedly self-inflicted gunshot to the leg.
Troy Ave Arrested, Video Appears To Show Him Opening Fire Backstage At T.I. Concert
UPDATE (05/26/16 | 7:45pm EST): Troy Ave has now been charged with attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, reports the New York Daily News. A source told the outlet that the rapper is "expected" to be charged with murder once the results of a ballistics test have been concluded. There has only been one confirmed death from last night's shooting, and that man was revealed to be an affiliate of Troy Ave's known as B$B Banga. Original text below:
Vote For Your Favorite "Panda" Remix
Desiigner's "Panda" was crowned the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 Monday afternoon. It marked the culmination of a wild four months in which the 18-year old Brooklyn rapper went from complete unknown to G.O.O.D. Music signee, The Life of Pablo feature, and internet sensation.
G-Eazy & A$AP Ferg Bring The House Down At Terminal 5
Gerald Gillum, stage name G-Eazy, is trending right now. It’s easy to assume the emcee is riding white rapper fame to the top of the charts, but the man has been grinding for years. He released six mixtapes and three studio albums before the massive success of When It’s Dark Out, so he’s no tourist in the rap game.
The Best Tupac Shakur Tributes
It was nineteen years ago today that Tupac Shakur's life was taken too soon. The rap world would never be the same, and the community really felt the loss. Dozens of rappers have recorded verses and entire songs to commemorate the fallen MC. You heard some of these tributes on the Rose That Grew from Concrete compilations, where different MCs took unused Tupac lyrics to create songs. You may have also heard cuts like Nas' "God Bless The Dead" where he tips his hat to both Pac and B.I.G.
Maino Cleared Of Sexual Assault Charges
In October 2014, video footage emerged of Brooklyn rapper Maino spraying champagne on porn star Mellanie Monroe. Ms. Hennigan (the porn star's real name) said Maino hit her over the head with a champagne bottle and claimed he kicked her while they were riding in his car. The allegations led to charges against Maino, which have now been dismissed. The judge ruled that Maino could not have kicked Ms. Hennigan due to the layout of his car.
Maino Shares Artwork, Tracklist & Release Date For "King Of Brooklyn 2"
Since releasing part one of his King Of Brooklyn series this January, Maino's been hard at work prepping a follow-up, and now he's ready to share the details on KOB 2. The 11 track project, which will be sold on iTunes and other digital retailers, is set to arrive on November 25th. Below, view the tracklist, and check out the front and back covers in the gallery above.
Porn Star Accuses Maino Of Punching Her Outside Of A Club [Update: Maino Arrested]
Just about this time last year, Maino was arrested for driving with a suspended license. The NYC artist seems to have tapped October as a month when "anything goes," as a porn star just accused him of punching her inside of an SUV parked outside of NYC nightclub The Griffin.
Joell Ortiz Shares Artwork, Tracklist And Release Date For "House Slippers" Album
Joell Ortiz has been gearing up for the release of his solo project House Slippers for a few months now, signing to Penalty Entertainment and explaining the album's concept in an interview.
Maino Reveals Tracklist & Artwork For "King Of Brooklyn" EP
After dropping off the CDQ version of his most recent single “Lights Camera Action”, Maino has decided to reveal some more info regarding his upcoming King Of Brooklyn EP. The New York spitta has went ahead and revealed the official artwork and tracklist to the upcoming mixtape today.
Maino Calls Out Trinidad James Over NY Comments, Trinidad Responds [Update: Maino Calls Trinidad On The Phone]
This morning we reported on remarks that Trinidad James while he was performing in NYC last night, when he said that the South runs New York "musically." The backlash was inevitable, and soon followed, with Trinidad responding by defending his position and views on Twitter.
Maino Arrested & Released In NYC
Aside from releasing a new Jadakiss-featured track today called “What Happened”, Maino is now making headlines for being arrested in New York City a couple weeks ago.
Photos: Nicki Minaj Parties With Strippers, Meek Mill, Future & Fabolous For Scaff Beezy's Birthday
Nicki Minaj just got herself an Instagram account a few days ago, and she was busy posting photos on it over the 4th of July weekend. The YMCMB rapper capped off the weekend by celebrating the birthday of her good friend Scaff Beezy. Nicki hosted the birthday event at Perfections in Queens, New York on Sunday night. Meek Mill, Future, Fabolous and Maino and more all came out to party at the strip club.
Maino To Star In Musical Focusing On Unjust Incarceration
According to HipHopDX, Brooklyn emcee Maino has been chosen to star as the lead character in a hip hop musical called 'Freedom' that will shed light on unjust incarceration. Most recently, he appeared in