Final Judgment Affirms Rick Ross Protection Under First Amendment

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER January 3, 2014 Maybe the dispute of Ricky Ross against Rick Ross can be settled once and for all, as it was in court when Second Appellant District Judge Roger Boren issued his ruling in the  last week on a three-year-old lawsuit. Drug kingpin “Freeway” Ricky Ross was released […]

Grand Hustle Mourns Fallen Affiliate Doe B


By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER December 30, 2013 Not long after Doe B’s death, a suspect in his murder came forward. The Grand Hustle Records affiliate was shot dead in his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama on Saturday. The gunfire that broke out in Centennial Hill Bar and Grill (formerly the Rose Supper Club) resulted […]

?uestlove Apologizes for “Dumb” Japanese Remarks

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER December 27, 2013 Struggling to tread the line of safe racial humor, ?uestlove formally apologized for insensitive remarks made while touring Japan. Nevermind that he deferred to his friends of Asian descent; it appears impossible to make a joke about another race without being branded a racist. Reversing the […]

DJ Paul: Lord Infamous Had Premonitions of Death


By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER December 23, 2013 DJ Paul confirmed the details of Lord Infamous’ passing, even as he sounded to be in disbelief. “He had a heart attack in his sleep,” Paul told HipHopDX of the late Three 6 Mafia member and his older half-brother. “He had told his girlfriend that he […]

Black Disciples Suspected in Murder of Teenage Chicago Rapper

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER December 20, 2013 Lest we forget that rap dissing can have real consequences, the Chicago Sun Times reported the death of another young aspiring rapper on Wednesday. Don Darius, born Ladarius Brisco, used the Twitter handle @DonDarius2x_BDK–“BDK” standing for “Black Disciple Killers”–and had posted several music videos to YouTube […]

Vallejo District Investigates Shooting Outside Lil Scrappy Concert

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER December 18, 2013 The December 6 shooting outside a concert headlined by Darryl “Lil Scrappy” Richardson continues under Greater Vallejo Recreation District General Manager Shane McAffee. Police reported that two women were injured in the parking lot outside the Dan Foley Cultural Center when a gun battle broke out. […]

Who is Affected By “Game-changer” BEYONCÉ Secret Release


By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER December 16, 2013 The biggest story across Hip Hop and Pop Music media the past week was Beyoncé’s secret release of her self-titled album, which many news outlets touted as a change to the music industry. The media trailed her tour and news of her having a child very […]

Gucci Mane Named in Mentee’s Wrongful Death Suit

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER December 13, 2013 Gucci Mane’s entanglement in the case of Mario “Slim Dunkin” Hamilton’s murder escalated Wednesday, when the father of the slain rapper named the celebrity in a wrongful death lawsuit. In December 2011, Hamilton was shot as he prepared to film a music video with Gucci Mane, […]

Lord Jamar seeks “more voices to counteract the Chief Keefs of the world”

Lord Jamar

By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER December 11, 2013 Lord Jamar proffers that there’s more to Chicago urban culture than Chief Keef. He admitted, when nudged into the topic by Vlad TV, that he did not know the rapper that well, but he observed the allowances and pitfalls of seeing an inexperienced young artist recently […]

Detroit Bankruptcy Confirmed on Same Day as Eminem’s Fundraising Challenge

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER December 4, 2013 Those who take up the spirit of philanthropy may be familiar with Giving Tuesday, a movement to give back to their most loved causes after the post-Thanksgiving commerce of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Among its crusaders was Eminem, who pledged to match donations to […]

Pacman and Peso Tell About Rap Video Shoot in North Korea

Pacman and Peso

By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER December 2, 2013 Whether an act of braggadocio or a marketing pitch, Pacman and Peso claim to have returned from a music video filming trip in North Korea. The two rappers, who had largely kept to the D.C. area prior, said in their Kickstarter that they wanted to “see […]

Vybz Kartel On Trial for Murder of Missing Man

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER November 25, 2013 Dancehall artist Vybz Kartel stood accused of murder of a man whose whereabouts or remains are yet to be confirmed. The alleged victim, Clive “Lizard” Williams, has been missing since 2011. Williams’ sister took the witness stand this weekend, relating how she had given her brother […]