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Troy Ave Arrested, Video Appears To Show Him Opening Fire Backstage At T.I. Concert
Troy Ave Arrested, Video Appears To Show Him Opening Fire Backstage At T.I. Concert May 26, 2016 at 06:58pm
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: 
Joey Bada$$ Offers Final Thoughts On Troy Ave
Joey Bada$$ Offers Final Thoughts On Troy Ave Mar 5, 2016 at 06:37pm
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.'" 
Kendrick Lamar Says Dr. Dre Is Working On His Album, Responds to Troy Ave's "Weirdo" Comment
Kendrick Lamar Says Dr. Dre Is Working On His Album, Responds to Troy Ave's "Weirdo" Comment Jun 10, 2014 at 12:42pm
While he didn't actually release an album last year, Kendrick Lamar managed to put the rap game in a stir. "Control" kept the rapper in the conversation throughout 2013, but in the new year, the rapper has been a little more low-key. One would assume that this is because K.Dot is getting ready to drop his highly anticipated follow-up to good kid, m.A.A.d city.
Joey Bada$$ Responds To Troy Ave: "Get Him TF Outta Here"
Joey Bada$$ Responds To Troy Ave: "Get Him TF Outta Here" Mar 2, 2016 at 01:53pm
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 Affiliate BSB Banga Confirmed Dead After Irving Plaza Shooting
Troy Ave Affiliate BSB Banga Confirmed Dead After Irving Plaza Shooting May 26, 2016 at 12:31pm
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.
Troy Ave & Joey Badass Send Subliminal Shots On Twitter
Troy Ave & Joey Badass Send Subliminal Shots On Twitter Jun 23, 2015 at 03:39am
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.
T.I. Releases Statement On Last Night's Irving Plaza Shooting
T.I. Releases Statement On Last Night's Irving Plaza Shooting May 26, 2016 at 08:41pm
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 Comments On Game's XXL Freshman Class Diss
Troy Ave Comments On Game's XXL Freshman Class Diss Jun 25, 2014 at 12:51pm
Like his former collaborator 50 Cent, Game comes from a time in rap where calling rappers out was commonplace. On his most recent single, "Bigger Than Me", the Compton rapper takes aim at the entire Freshman class, accusing them of being "soft", and not of the same caliber as emcees he came up with.
Troy Ave Calls Capital STEEZ "Dickhead" & "Bozo"
Troy Ave Calls Capital STEEZ "Dickhead" & "Bozo" Mar 1, 2016 at 05:01pm
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's "Major Without A Deal" Sold Just Over 4,000 Copies Opening Week
Troy Ave's "Major Without A Deal" Sold Just Over 4,000 Copies Opening Week Jun 11, 2015 at 04:25pm
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.
Troy Ave Responds To 50 Cent's Comment That Tony Yayo & Lloyd Banks Are His Hype Men
Troy Ave Responds To 50 Cent's Comment That Tony Yayo & Lloyd Banks Are His Hype Men May 29, 2014 at 03:28pm
50 Cent has been trolling long before the days of the internet. Almost every interview with the outspoken rapper finds him making a few deliberate statements to get a rise out of someone, often another rapper. His recent comments concerning former G-Unit members Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo were no exception, with the rapper saying that they've come to a point where they've resorted to becoming newcomer Troy Ave's hype men, as they appeared in his video.
The 7 Most Ridiculous Claims Troy Ave Made During His Breakfast Club Interview
The 7 Most Ridiculous Claims Troy Ave Made During His Breakfast Club Interview Jun 17, 2015 at 02:27pm
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.
Slim Thug Responds To Troy Ave Shooting Footage: "This Not Belly!"
Slim Thug Responds To Troy Ave Shooting Footage: "This Not Belly!" May 27, 2016 at 08:28pm
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).
When Beefs Go Too Far
When Beefs Go Too Far Mar 3, 2016 at 06:07pm
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$$ diss track.
ILoveMakonnen Calls "Tuesday" Remixes "Eh," Troy Ave Responds
ILoveMakonnen Calls "Tuesday" Remixes "Eh," Troy Ave Responds Oct 1, 2014 at 03:22am
Early yesterday (September 30th), Troy Ave returned to HNHH with a brand new remix to ILoveMakonnen's indie hit single "Tuesday." While Ave was far from the first artist to put their spin on the track (shout out to Drizzy), he is the latest. It's easy to understand then why he may have been a bit offended by Makonnen's tweets later that day.
Royce Da 5'9" To Troy Ave: "You Owe Capital STEEZ's Family An Apology"
Royce Da 5'9" To Troy Ave: "You Owe Capital STEEZ's Family An Apology" Mar 4, 2016 at 05:21pm
The hip hop community is still debating whether or not Troy Ave took it too far by dissing the late Capital STEEZ on his diss record against Joey Bada$$. 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.
The Top 10 Beefs Of 2015 (So Far)
The Top 10 Beefs Of 2015 (So Far) Jun 23, 2015 at 05:46pm
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. 
NYPD Commissioner Calls Rappers "Basically Thugs" After T.I. Concert Shooting
NYPD Commissioner Calls Rappers "Basically Thugs" After T.I. Concert Shooting May 26, 2016 at 11:41am
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:
T.I. Says There Is "A Possibility" That Troy Ave Will Sign To Hustle Gang [Update: T.I. Says Deal Is Being Finalized]
T.I. Says There Is "A Possibility" That Troy Ave Will Sign To Hustle Gang [Update: T.I. Says Deal Is Being Finalized] Jul 1, 2014 at 11:43pm
In the past month, T.I. turned heads when he was seen hanging out with recent XXL Freshman and Brooklyn native Troy Ave on Instagram and the Summer Jam mainstage. Especially after popping up on a remix of Troy's "Your Style" yesterday, T.I. seems to be tight with the young MC, but a recent interview with MTV News reveals that their relationship may soon be a business one. 
The "Weirdo Rap" Divide
The "Weirdo Rap" Divide Jun 12, 2014 at 01:06pm
50 Cent and G-Unit made headlines following this year's Summer Jam for a very visible fight that took place in front of 50,000 viewers (70,000 if you count those online) on the event's mainstage. But outside of that seconds-long scuffle, there was a bigger, albeit more subterranean, conflict going on throughout the daylong event.