Troy Ave was given the green light by his lawyer Scott Leemon to sue concert venue Irving Plaza and promoter Live Nation on behalf of their security’s negligence, which ended with Ave getting shot in the leg and the murder of his bodyguard/friend Ronald “Banga” McPhatter.
The “She Belongs to the Game” rapper has decided to file a lawsuit three months after the annihilation on May 25 during TI’s headlining concert for Irving Plaza’s lack of security and for not properly checking guests as they entered the venue. According to multiple sources Troy Ave allegedly believes the security of Irving Plaza’s lack of competence while working on the clock is the main reason a gun was able to enter the venue. Although the Brooklyn rapper was charged with attempted murder from a surveillance camera showing Ave firing a gun, that charge was later dropped and his lawyer insisted he took the gun from the man who killed his friend “Banga”. (more…)
As you may or may not know, The 6 God just celebrated the 7th annual OVO Fest in his hometown of Toronto, Canada this past weekend. The Canadian pop star had guest appearances from the likes of Future, Rihanna, Popcaan, Kanye West, and other countless artists.
Fans were gazed by Drake and Rihanna’s flirty performances to Work, as well as Too Good, and was later able to turn up to the trap lord Future. And just when you thought this concert couldn’t possibly get any more lit, Kanye being his godly self delivered an important message before his performance. While the crowd was amazed at Yeezy standing on stage, he stated that he and Drake are coming together for a collaborative album.
Kanye blurted out,
Toronto, I got one question for you, Is you all ready for this album, I’m not talking about Pablo.
Later Drake came out on stage to clear up any confusion by saying,
What my brother was asking before was, are you ready if we make an album
And you can imagine how the crowd lost their minds from there. Take a look below. (more…)
The “I got broads in Atlanta” rapper is the viral topic of conversation after his follow up to No. 1 smash hit “Panda”. You may not be able to make out what he’s saying, but his catchy lyrics are memorizing. After being introduced to the hip hop industry with his iconic memes and remixes, Desiigner has marked his territory with his newly single “Timmy Turner”.
With the pressure of being inducted into the XXL Freshman class of 2016, Desiigner launched another banger for his fans and anticipated doubters with one freestyle. “Timmy Timmy Turner, he been wishing for a burner to kill everybody walking,” sings the rapper whose voice has been compared to the dirty sprite rapper Future. It seems Kanye was spot on when choosing the 19 year old Brooklyn native rapper to represent the G.O.O.D music family. With his first mixtape New English released with features from his own squad Pusha T, it may seem safe to say Desiigner isn’t a one hit wonder. While we have to anxiously wait for his next move to kill everybody walking we’ll gracefully break down his contagious hook to “Timmy Turner”.
Read more and listen below.
Congratulations are in order to newly parents Wale and long term girlfriend Chloe Alexis. The couple birthed their little bundle of joy, Zyla Moon Oluwakemi, yesterday afternoon.
The rapper has always opened up about his personal life in his lyrics. Like on songs such as ‘The Matrimony” where he reminisces on their previous miscarriage. And unfortunately for that reason Wale says that is why he kept the pregnancy a secret this time around.
He took to Instagram with a beautiful message after his babygirl was born.
Check it out below. (more…)
Joe Budden is ranting again but it isn’t over petty social media beef. The rapper is focusing in on pertinent issues that are taking place throughout our communities on his new freestyle track Freedom.
At the start of the video you’ll see the heartfelt clip of Philando Castile’s girlfriend crying in the car with her daughter in the backseat saying, “It’s okay I’m right here with you”. The beat drops and the rapper begins to demand freedom over Beyonce’s Freedom record from her new album Lemonade. Mentioning names such as Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and Alton Sterling.
Great job Joe!
Get into the track below. (more…)
Teyana Taylor did not come to play with us last night!
The 25 year old slayed her Lil’ Kim tribute last night at the Hip Hop Honors. At the beginning of the performance Lil Mama and Dej Loaf did a great job at impersonating The Queen B in some of her most memorable wigs and outfits but in the end it was Teyana who ultimately stole the show.
To make the performance even more appealing, Teyana was accompanied by Bad Boy Records very own and some of Kim’s former label mates such as The Lox and French Montana.
When Teyana found out she was taking part in this tribute she was ecstatic about it. The singer took to her Instagram with an old video of her imitating and dancing to Mo Money Mo Problems in her old Miami condo. Under the video she wrote:
😂😂😭😂SHMOOD: when I found out that I will be doing the@lilkimthequeenbee tribute for the#VH1Honors 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾#LiLKimOneOfMyFavs #TakeThatTakeThat😭😭😭😭😭😂
And it showed. She nailed it!
In case you missed it you can catch the full performance below. (more…)
Newly wed Russell Wilson is obviously still on a natural high from his recent wedding day. And although we’re sure the football star and his wifey Ciara created a plethora of special moments that day, Russell has shared his favorite with us.
He told E News:
The best part was watching her walk down the isle. Just to see her face and the long train she had.
And then, Earth Wind and Fire just took the night away.
He expressed the love he has for baby Future but when it comes to having kids of their own it probably won’t be any time soon. He says:
Down the road. Obviously. I love kids, she does too. Ya’ know God willing. As long as they’re healthy, that’s what we pray for. Whether it’s a boy or girl who knows but we have some time for that. She’s making her music right now and I’m playing sports and hosting shows.
Catch it below. (more…)
Contrary to the fact that Rich Homie Quan had Biggie Small fans flared up in outrage last night after his VH1 Hip Hop Honors tribute with Lil Kim, Biggie’s ex-wife Faith Evans is still defending him. After the rapper choked up on stage and forgot the lyrics to Biggie’s verse on Junior Mafia’s 90’s hit Get Money, TMZ reached out to Faith to get her take on it and this is what she had to say:
He needs to bone up on hip hop history.
See more below. (more…)
What a time to be alive.
Over the past few months, Drake has consistently supplied fans with just enough new music to keep them comfortable but finally the wait is over! After dropping several hits including the chart-topping single “Hotline Bling”, dancehall inspired “One Dance”, and of course “Summer Sixteen”; Drizzy is finally giving the fans what they’ve been anxiously waiting for with the release of his fourth studio album, Views From The 6.
Earlier this week, Drake returned to social media to drop all the announcements needed to build up anticipation for the Views release. He took to his Instagram to give us a first look at the albums jaw-dropping cover art which featured the superstar sitting atop the famed CN Tower overlooking the Toronto Skyline.
He then returned to the gram to announce the “Summer Sixteen Tour” (appropriately named after the recently released single) accompanied by Future, Roy Woods, DVSN, and a few other special guests that have yet to be announced.
See more below. (more…)
That Rihanna reign just won’t let up!
Ri-Ri’s apparent ploy to take over the music and fashion industry is in full effect as the 28 year-old singer continues to release new products and sell out arenas for her Anti World Tour. She’s currently sitting comfortably at the top of the Billboard Music Charts with her hit single “Work” maintaining its #1 spot for the ninth consecutive week.
Earlier today, the chart-topping superstar released her summer sock collection with Stance Socks and from the looks of it, the artist best known for taking fashion risks and pushing the envelope is encouraging just that with this latest collection.
Here’s a sneak peek of what we can expect from Rihanna’s eclectic style in the Fenty for Stance sock collection. (more…)