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 […]

Vocabulary Infographic Pits Rap Against Shakespeare

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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

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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

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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 […]