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 The Irving Plaza Shooting: The Aftermath and Troy Ave’s Sentencing In May 2016, the hip-hop world was shaken to its core by a shooting at Irving Plaza in New York City, during a concert headlined by T.I. This tragic event not only claimed the life of Ronald “Banga” McPhatter, bodyguard to Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave, […]

 The Complex Family Dynamics of Doja Cat: A Closer Look at the Legal Struggle   In recent weeks, the entertainment industry has been abuzz with the troubling news surrounding Doja Cat, a prominent figure in the music world, due to a serious and personal matter involving her family. The situation has escalated to legal proceedings, […]

 N.W.A. and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award: A Recognition of Pioneering Impact In a monumental recognition of their groundbreaking contributions to music and culture, N.W.A., the rap group that brought the streets of Compton to the global stage, was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony, held on February 3rd at the Wilshire […]

Triumph and Tribulation: Killer Mike’s Grammy Night Shocker At the 2024 Grammy Awards, hip-hop artist Killer Mike won three prestigious awards for his album “Michael,” including Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song for “Scientists & Engineers.” However, the night took an unexpected turn when he was briefly detained by security immediately […]

R&B Icon Charlie Wilson Honored with Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame In a momentous occasion, the Hollywood Walk of Fame welcomed a new luminary into its illustrious constellation as R&B legend Charlie Wilson received his well-deserved star. The ceremony, held on January 29, was a celebration of Wilson’s prolific career and enduring impact […]

Nicki Minaj vs. Megan Thee Stallion: The Ongoing Social Media Saga In the ever-evolving landscape of the music industry, social media has once again become the battleground for two rap powerhouses, Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion. The ongoing feud has taken an unexpected turn with the release of Nicki Minaj’s latest single, “Bigfoot.” This […]

 The End of the Road for ‘Rap Sh!t’: A Look into Its Cancellation The television series “Rap Sh!t” has reached its conclusion after two seasons. Created by Issa Rae and featuring Aida Osman and KaMillion as the lead characters Shawna and Mia, the show has garnered a unique place in the hearts of its viewers. […]

Ice Spice Sued for Alleged Copyright Infringement of ‘In Ha Mood’: Inside the Legal Battle Ice Spice, born Isis Naija Gaston, has recently been sued for copyright infringement over her 2023 single “In Ha Mood.” The lawsuit was filed by Brooklyn rapper D. Chamberz (Duval Chamberlain) at the Brooklyn Federal Court. Chamberlain claims that “In […]

Guilty Verdicts in FBG Duck Murder Case: A Deep Dive into the Trial and its Impact on Chicago’s Hip-Hop Scene In a significant development in the murder case of Chicago rapper FBG Duck, a federal jury has convicted six individuals for their involvement in his death. The verdict, delivered after a three-month trial, marks a […]

Katt Williams on Suge Knight’s Podcast: 2Pac’s Legacy, Ludacris Diss, and Hip-Hop Insights   The Unbreakable Bond: Williams and Knight In a recent episode of “Collect Call with Suge Knight,” comedian Katt Williams joined the incarcerated music mogul for a profound conversation that delved deep into their shared history and the hip-hop culture. This podcast […]