Teen Shot Trying to Cut Line of Nike “Yeezy” Customers


By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER April 21, 2014 The price of branded sneakers proved high Saturday, when a teenager took a bullet trying to obtain a pair of Nike’s “Yeezy” shoes. Fifteen-year-old Brooklyn teen Isaiah Martinez, too eager to wait in line for the newly released Kanye West-designed sneakers at Foot Locker, attempted to […]

Rapping Sergeant Tells How He Started Rhyming for Injured Kids


By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER April 18, 2014 A man known on a YouTube clip as Rapping Staff Sergeant became the subject of media adulation when his instructions to a girl on how to care for her cast went viral. “The medic was AMAZING,” the mother of the patient Jessica Bennett later told TODAY […]

Made in America music festival coming to LA

Eric Garcetti, Shawn Carter, Jay-Z

By Stef Camille WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER April 16, 2014 Local LA rappers will be excited to hear that fellow rapper Jay Z joined L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday to make the announcement, saying two years ago, “this was a dream.” Jay Z’s Made in America music festival is […]

Meek Mill Sues for Millions Lost to Wrongful Arrest

Meek Mill

By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER April 14, 2014 While police can stop and frisk on only the vaguest of suspicions, Meek Mill has taken action to hold them accountable. On Halloween 2012, he was arrested when the Philadelphia police claimed to smell marijuana coming from his vehicle. Now he’s suing the Philly P.D. for […]

Master P, Game’s Kids Speak on Pain of Parents’ Fighting


By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER April 11, 2014 Domestic troubles hit hardest for the children of estranged couples. On Wednesday, Sonya Miller accused Master P of abducting their kids. The next day, Master P not only refuted the claim, but gave his kids the opportunity to speak for themselves on a video filmed in […]

Nick Cannon: Gangs Aren’t the Boys & Girls Club


By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER April 9, 2014 An issue raised by an interview with Vlad TV intimated that perhaps one can be an black actor in Hollywood without vying for street credit. Asked about a purported gang past, Nick Cannon corrected that he grew up in a neighborhood that fell within gang turf, […]

Manager Comments on Jennifer Lopez Outbidding Puff Daddy for FuseTV


By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER April 7, 2014 Former pair Jennifer Lopez and Puff Daddy found themselves sharing headlines Friday when the winning bid for FuseTV was announced going to the actress-dancer- singer. Although technically a minority owner of NUVOtv, creative director Lopez gained credit for its parent company’s acquisition of Fuse. SiTV agreed […]

Salon Owner Refutes Lil Scrappy’s Accusation of Racism

lil scrappy and daughter

By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER April 4, 2014 After Lil Scrappy called Racism on a salon for refusing to serve his daughter, the establishment owner gave another version of the story to TMZ. The Atlanta-born rapper said he had made a 2 1/2 hour appointment with Glamour Girls Day Spa for his little girl’s birthday […]

“Godfather of House Music” Frankie Knuckles Passes

Wavefront Music Festival - Frankie Knuckles

By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER April 2, 2014 5 Magazine reported that Frankie Knuckles, the “Godfather of House Music,” had died on Monday evening; fifteen minutes later their site crashed from the traffic. Knuckles “could take a dance floor and take it to the choir loft,” wrote Chicago Sun-Times in their obituary. Knuckles moved […]

Benzino “Embarassed” by Shooting at Mother’s Funeral

Benzino hospital

By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER March 31, 2014 No stranger to real conflict, “Love & Hip Hop” star Benzino was taken to a Duxbury, Massachusetts, hospital for shooting injuries following his mother’s funeral on Saturday. The reality television star, born Raymond Scott, was driving in his mother’s funeral procession when his nephew, 36-year-old Gai […]

Migos’ Manager Details Highway Shootout


By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER March 28, 2014 Florida rap group Migos was involved in a highway shooting this morning when a disagreement broke out between the trio, their management, and a promoter. While initial reports had it that one of the group’s entourage had been shot, Migos’ manager corrected that it was a […]

Akon on a Quest to Light Up Africa

akon-lighting africa

By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER March 26, 2014 In his continued efforts to give back to his homeland, Akon launched the “Akon Lightning Africa” initiative to bring electricity to a million households on the continent by the end of 2014. More than two-thirds of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is without electricity and more […]