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

P. Diddy commencement speech

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 […]

Vocabulary Infographic Pits Rap Against Shakespeare

The Largest  Vocabulary in Hip Hop

By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER May 5, 2014 The wordsmithery of Hip Hop is getting some irrefutable cred by a data scientist who isn’t waiting for academia to catch on. Designer and coder Matt Daniels just released the findings of a new project, “The Largest Vocabulary in Hip Hop,” with some of the biggest […]

DJ Rashad Died Of Blood Clot, Not Drugs

DJ Rashad

By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER May 2, 2014 When DJ Rashad’s death was reported on April 26, The Guardian had suspected a drug overdose. The news outlet has since updated that the disc jockey’s cousin revealed the presence of a blood clot as the cause of Rashad’s death. “Drug paraphernalia” related to marijuana was […]

T.I. and The Game In Police Standoff at Club Beating


By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER April 30, 2014 A scuffle broke out between Los Angeles officers and a group of men trying to get into a club hosting T.I. and The Game, all caught on video by TMZ this morning. When an argument between the cops and the concert fans started heating up, the […]

Tyga Caught in Stakeout for Keeping Live Cub in His Home


By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER April 28, 2014 Despite Tyga’s harmless caper to get closer to his namesake animal, not only losing a pet, the rapper may serve time in jail after his home was searched for the illegal housing of a live tiger. Authorities raided the Grammy-nominated entertainer’s Calabasas home on an anonymous […]

Sizzurp Cough Syrup Production Halts Due to Hip Hop Stars’ Misuse

Sizzurp abuse

By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER April 25, 2014 If you haven’t heard of the popular substance Promethazine Codeine, you may know it by the same of Sizzurp, but it won’t be around much longer. To the conjectured regret of certain entertainers, Actavis announced that it will be taking the highly-refined cough syrup off the […]

Rappers Sue NYPD for Unwarranted Arrests in Times Square

Paul Washington (center) Andre Jackson (second from right) and Robert Price Jr. (right) make a sale.

By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER April 23, 2014 Are rappers facing undue discrimination when it comes to street vending? That’s what a group of hustlers at Times Square claim in a new lawsuit against the NYPD. “I’ve been arrested over 30 times,” said one of the eight plaintiffs who filed a suit against the […]

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 […]