Slim Thug Responds To Troy Ave Shooting Footage: "This Not Belly!"
Slim Thug went on his Instagram last night to respond to the shocking news of Troy Ave's arrest and the accompanying surveillance footage that showed him opening fire in a backstage room at a T.I. concert in downtown NYC on Wednesday night (May 25).
T.I. Releases Statement On Last Night's Irving Plaza Shooting
T.I. has made an official statement following last night’s incident at Irving Plaza where Troy Ave pulled a Cheddar Bob and shot himself in the leg, before turning the trigger on others. Taking to his IG a couple hours ago, Tip had the following message for the victims of last night's senseless act...
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:
Troy Ave Affiliate BSB Banga Confirmed Dead After Irving Plaza Shooting
The identity of the man killed in last night's shooting at Irving Plaza has been confirmed as Troy Ave's BSB affilate Banga. The NYPD reported that a 33-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and transported to Beth Israel Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Soon after, tributes to Banga began pouring in on social media.
NYPD Commissioner Calls Rappers "Basically Thugs" After T.I. Concert Shooting
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. New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton appeared on WCBS 880's Thursday morning talk show to offer his thoughts on the incident:
Top Tracks: February 29 - March 6
We got an extra day of February this year, and while there aren't quite as many brand new tracks on that week's top ten list as the one that preceded it, we still got over 50% turnover.
Joey Bada$$ Offers Final Thoughts On Troy Ave
UPDATE (3/6/16 2:27am) Troy has deleted his Instagram post, though you can see the attached "Revenge of the Nerds" meme in the above gallery. UPDATE: And just like that, Troy Ave has responded with a lengthy Instagram post of his own as well as a meme that shows Joey photoshopped into a poster for the film "Revenge of the Nerds." The meme is a reference to a line on Troy's new diss track, "Bad Ass": "If it really was the '90s, you'll be titled as a herb / If ya movie was biography, 'Revenge of the Nerds.'"
Royce Da 5'9" To Troy Ave: "You Owe Capital STEEZ's Family An Apology"
The hip hop community is still debating whether or not Troy Ave took it too far by dissing the late Capital STEEZ on his diss record against Joey Bada$$. While Joey hasn’t responded on record, a few people in the hip hop community have taken the time to speak out against the line in a more serious manner. Royce Da 5’9” did just that at Complex today.
When Beefs Go Too Far
Earlier this week, Troy Ave continued even further down the path of making his career double as a masterclass in wildly misguided beefing, taking aim at the deceased Capital STEEZ on a Joey Bada$$ diss track.
Joey Bada$$ Responds To Troy Ave: "Get Him TF Outta Here"
Troy Ave has been going at Joey Bada$$ over the last few days, starting with the release of his track, "BAD ASS," which took his beef into what some have called tasteless territory by bringing up Capital STEEZ, a friend of Joey's who committed suicide in 2012.
Troy Ave Calls Capital STEEZ "Dickhead" & "Bozo"
Brooklyn emcee Troy Ave didn’t take too kindly to Joey Bada$$’ line in “Ready” that threw shade at his record sales, and he responded with a vicious diss track last night titled “Bad Ass.” It’s a pretty solid diss record, but Troy Ave has caught a ton of flack within the media for one line in particular: “STEEZ burning in Hell, my burner’s in my belt / I&rsquo
Troy Ave Reveals Cover Art & Tracklist For "White Christmas 3"
Yesterday Troy Ave dropped off the first leak from his forthcoming third White Christmas mixtape. The project's become an annual affair for the New York native, and he's not missing a step this year. Today Troy's revealed the tracklist and cover art for White Christmas 3.
Troy Ave Announces “Major Without A Deal: Reloaded” Mixtape
Earlier this Summer, Troy Ave released his long awaited debut album called Major Without A Deal, which unfortunately didn’t do too well on the charts as it only sold 4k copies in its first week. Since then, we really haven’t heard much from the Brooklyn rapper after he was slandered on social media for those weak album sales, but it now looks like he’s taking another stab at a new project.
The Top 10 Beefs Of 2015 (So Far)
Last year, we examined the ever-changing definition of "beef" in hip hop, observing how inter-artist disputes have increasingly unfolded online and perhaps become more petty since the term was coined in the '90s. That's held true in 2015, as we've seen more than a few Twitter or Instagram-based disputes play out in the year's first six months.
Troy Ave & Joey Badass Send Subliminal Shots On Twitter
Troy Ave has been the topic of hot conversation on social media these past couple weeks thanks in part to his extremely low record sales and attitude towards it all. On Monday, the BSB leader made his way by the Hot 97 studios where he spent about 40 minutes justifying his album sales and self-proclaiming himself the biggest and best independent artist out today.
140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (June 13 - 19)
This past week, Twitter was mostly dominated by three things: the wild conclusion of Game of Thrones' fifth season, the launch of Orange is the New Black's third season, and most importantly, the Rachel Dolezal scandal.
The 7 Most Ridiculous Claims Troy Ave Made During His Breakfast Club Interview
During his interview on The Breakfast Club yesterday, Troy Ave was staunch in his claim that his music is strictly non-fiction: "I don't talk about nothing I don't got, I don't even be talking about Ferraris or Lamborghinis... I don't be fucking with shit like that." Evidently, though, this desire to keep it 100 at all times doesn't extend to his interviews.
Troy Ave's "Major Without A Deal" Sold Just Over 4,000 Copies Opening Week
Yesterday we saw Lil Durk and Dom Kennedy's first week sales for Remember My Name and By Dom Kennedy respectively. Durk moved just over 25,000 while Dom did just under-- a lot of our commenters referenced either/or as a flop, but nonetheless they still charted on the Billboard 200. We cannot say that much for Troy Ave's debut, Major Without A Deal.
Stream Troy Ave's New Album "Major Without A Deal"
The time has finally come. After months of anticipation, Troy Ave releases his long awaited Major Without A Deal album on iTunes.