Biggie Smalls Actor Reported to Cops by Stepson


By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER June 11, 2014 The man who donned the face of Biggie Smalls in the 2009 biopic “Notorious” was arrested June 7th. TMZ reported that a call to 911 on a family disturbance had come from Jamal Woolard’s stepson. The outburst started when Woolard’s wife Alisha scolded their daughter and […]

JayAre of Cali Swag District Dies at 25


By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF MEMBER June 6, 2014 Members of the rap group Cali Swag District are falling young. On Friday, MTV wrote that group mate JayAre passed away at the age of 25. The entertainer born Cahron Childs suffered from sickle cell anemia, reportedly dying from cardiac arrest after being admitted to a […]

Brooklyn Considers Renaming Street “Do the Right Thing” Way

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER June 6, 2014 Some fans of “Do the Right Thing” may be celebrating not only the 25th anniversary of the film, but also an announcement from Spike Lee that his classic urban work is being considered to rename a Brooklyn street. “Good Morning People. Great, Great News Today,” Lee […]

Lupe Fiasco Details His “Mission” to Fight Cancer


By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER June 4, 2014 Named the second leading cause of death in the United States by the CDC, cancer’s deleterious psychologically effects are not without a challenger. Lupe Fiasco’s new single, “Mission,” is an anthem to uplift those affected by the disease. “My grandmother passed away from cancer,” Lupe explained […]

Maya Angelou Honored, Passes Away at Age 86

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER May 28, 2014 Beloved author Maya Angelou passed away this morning in her home at the age of 86. Known best for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, an autobiographical novel chronicling her suffering childhood rape and racial oppression to find her own dignity in a society dominated […]

Rihanna’s $66k Broken Phone Acquired by Grammy Museum

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER May 23, 2014 One way to turn a broken phone into an blessing is to sell it on ebay, if the phone was broken by Rihanna. The pop star was attempting to take a selfie with Police Commission president Steve Soboroff at a Clippers playoff game May 10 when […]

Warner Music Group Hit With Class Action Lawsuit by Former Interns

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER May 21, 2014 After two production interns filed a lawsuit against Fox for unpaid work on the movie Black Swan in 2010, and Rashida Salaam taking Bad Boy Entertainment to court with 500 others estimated to be eligible to join her claim, class action suits continue to pile against […]

Jeweler Returns Attack on FakeWatchBusta


By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER May 19, 2014 Facing criticism from an anonymous FakeWatchBusta that rappers are being culled into buying fake watches, one jeweler took matters into their own hands by demanding that the Instagram user cease and desist from posting images that are damaging to their company and clientele. Avianne & Co., […]

P. Diddy Given Honorary Doctorate as Commencement Speaker at Howard University

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER May 14, 2014 Among the commencement speakers who had not completed their programs, P. Diddy was the latest to join the bill, presented with an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Howard University. Sean “P. Diddy” was admitted to Howard as a business major, leaving after only two years to […]

Donald Sterling’s Apology Does Not Assuage Offense Taken at Racist Remark


By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER May 12, 2014 Flames continue to grow against Donald Sterling’s deemed racist remark. Los Angeles Clippers owner was recorded telling his girlfriend not to bring any black people to the games, resulting in his ban from the NBA. Sterling’s wife revealed to The Root that their relationship has been […]

Beats Electronics Co-Creator Jimmy Iovine May Soon Go to Apple


By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER May 9, 2014 If the New York Post’s story is true, not only will Apple acquire Beats Electronics, the software giant may even take the man heading the enterprise with them as a “special adviser” for their music and retail establishments. Apple is rumored to be offering Jimmy Iovine […]

NOLA Skatepark Urges Lil Wayne/Glu Agency to Finish What They Started


By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER May 7, 2014 Not two years after the Trukstop Skatepark opened as a tribute to New Orleans and the love of the sport on Lil Wayne’s birthday, the property is facing potential foreclosure. The facility was an investment to revitalize the Lower 9th Ward Village, a community center that […]