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

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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”

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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

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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 […]

Game Donates $10k to Philippine Typhoon Relief

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER November 22, 2013 The Robin Hood Project continues on its quest to do good through Christmas as Los Angeles rapper Game announced that he is donating $10,000 to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. “I know many of you might’ve heard about the typhoon in the Philippines […]

Macy’s Sued by NYPD Officer for Racial Profiling, Jay Z/Barneys Charity Event Cancelled

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER November 20, 2013 Yet another report of racial profiling by large retailers emerged in New York, first Barneys and now Macy’s. On Black Friday of last year, a Hispanic NYPD officer was accused of shoplifting and lost her job due to the claim. Nearly a year later, the department […]

Sway Calloway on Global Spin Awards: Compared to EDM, Hip Hop DJs Still “Kill It” In All Genres

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM November 18, 2013 Hip Hop will be representing at the 2013 Global Spin Awards, broadcasting today at 6pm EST. In an interview of the show’s host Sway Calloway, AllHipHop opined that the dependence of MCs to get their big breaks through mixtapes may no longer be the case. “What happened was […]

Eminem Addresses Critique of “Rap God” Homophobia

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER November 8, 2013 Jumping back into writing new raps, Eminem still has a shaky relationship with celebrity and found himself explaining his “tongue-in-cheek” homosexual epithets. Of the use of “faggot” in the new song “Rap God” off the recently released The Marshall Mathers LP 2, he told Rolling Stone, […]

Cops Had Rapper “Performing for My Freedom”

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER November 6, 2013 The NYPD is in the news again for yet another racial profiling controversy. In 2011, they entered the apartment of Quinshon Shingles’ cousin Tyriek Fortune in plainclothes and without a warrant, allegedly suspecting the tenant of a crime, and forced Shingles to rap for them to get […]

DMX Shot Manager While on Crack Cocaine

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER November 4, 2013 A year after her divorce from DMX, ex-wife Tashera Simmons is still publicly working through the intense moments of their relationship. In the memoir “You Think You Know, But You Have No Idea,” she details how X’s manager had asked her in a panic to help […]