The fiber of the American people has been tested over the course of the last two weeks, in which four incidents of terrible violence have prompted wide-spread protests and rapidly deteriorating race relations.
The city of Baton Rouge has been in anguish ever since the police killing of Alton Sterling. Today, the Louisiana capital was struck with more tragedy, as a gunman went on a rampage that killed three Baton Rouge police officers and injured three others.
Lyndon Akhil Smith, who raps under the name Sas and was a guest star on Season 5 of "Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta," was shot in the back of the head last night. Luckily, he is expected to survive the bullet wound to his head.
Saturday night, an attack on attendees of gay nightclub Pulse Orlando left 50 dead and 53 injured. The world is still in shock over the news, but many have spent their Sunday in collective mourning over the shooting.
It has only been about a week since the shooting which killed 1, injured 4 and landed Troy Ave in jail took place at T.I.'s Irving Plaza show, and the incident may have affected Joey Bada$$' event at the venue.
Violence cut short T.I.'s concert at New York City's Irving Plaza last night. Among the four victims who suffered gunshot wounds was Troy Ave. The shooting resulted in one fatality, Troy Ave affiliate BSB Banga.
Details are surfacing online right now that gunshots were fired at T.I.’s concert tonight at NYC’s Irving Plaza. While information is still incoming, reports are stating that one woman was shot in the leg and a man was shot in the chest.
Chinx was gunned down in Queens the early hours of May 17, 2015 as he left a hookah lounge in his Porsche. NYPD detectives are now saying that they believe the murder was carried out by someone jealous of his success.
Suge Knight may be struggling in jail right now, but that’s still better than being in a coffin, something that almost came to pass back in 2014. As a refresher, Suge Knight was shot during a pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown in Los Angeles.
Swedish rapper Yung Lean is currently on a US tour in support of his album Warlord, and played a show in Pittsburgh last night. After the show, it appears someone fired shots at Lean’s crew and their tour bus.
This past weekend, the rap world suffered yet another senseless tragedy with the murder of Bankroll Fresh. Hopefully the frequency of the loathsome killings of promising young talents will not dilute the legacy of any one of hip-hop's fallen stars.
The hip-hop world is suffering through yet another tragedy today, as it has been confirmed that rising Atlanta rap star Bankroll Fresh was shot and killed last night outside of his recording studio.
UPDATE (02/26/16 7:20pm): Swizz Beatz (who's also pictured in the above gallery) has visited AraabMuzik at Harlem Hospital, and he posted a picture of himself standing next to Araab, shown lying in his hospital bed, to Instagram.
Dreamchasers already lost one of its promising members way too early, so this news is really unfortunate to hear. Reports have surfaced that Chino, a member of the Meek Mill-led Dreamchasers crew, was shot in the head early this morning.
Cap 1, who's signed to 2 Chainz' The Real University imprint, was shot twice in Atlanta early this morning (Jan. 22). Upon getting shot, Cap drove himself to the hospital, and he now seems to be on the way to recovery.
In case you missed it, Chicago officials released footage on Tuesday afternoon of a white police officer fatally shooting a 17-year old black male, Laquan McDonald, back in October of 2014.