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Bobby Shmurda Indicted on Drug & Gun Charges

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan and Gestapo NYPD commisioner Bill Bratton held a press conference earlier this afternoon outline the charges against Bobby Shmurda and 15 members of his GS9 crew. We’re still waiting on a comprehensive report on the charges against the crew, but a few reporters have been tweeting out details from the presser. Revolt has confirmed that Bobby plead not guilty to charges of 2nd degree shmurda, weapons possession, assault and narcotics trafficking.

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Bobby Shmurda Arrested on Unspecified Charges

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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The NYPD reportedly arrested Bobby Shmurda and several of his associates last night in New York City on a number of as yet unspecified charges. A spokesperson for the city’s special narcotics prosecutor confirmed the arrests to Wondering Sound, noting that the sweep was the result of a “long term investigation” that includes a sealed indictment.

The charges will become public tomorrow when Shmurda and the other defendants are arraigned, but the spokesperson said that the investigation revealed “a number of violent incidents as well as narcotics trafficking”. Several outlets have reported that executive Sha Money XL was also taken into custody and that a cache of weapons was confiscated, but this has not been confirmed. Bobby’s label Epic Records declined to comment on the case.

UPDATED: The prosecutor held a press conference on Thursday outlining the charges against Bobby and his crew, details here.

Wondering Sound via Karen Civil

UPDATED: Hit the jump for some video that has been purported to show the arrest, which happened in front of Quad Studios.

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Beanie Sigel Stable After Shooting, Police Have Few Leads

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

sigel-studioSigel in the studio a couple of weeks prior to the shooting

Beanie Sigel is said to be in “critical but stable condition” following the shooting that took place near his brother-in-law’s home in Pleasantville, NJ last week. According to a report by Philly.com, Sigel has been intubated and is breathing with the help of a ventilator, and is therefore unable to speak with investigators about the incident. Of course anybody who is even remotely familiar with Sigel’s work already knows he’s not going to have much to say to law enforcement.

His brother-in-law Umar Salahuddin, who was also present at the time of the shooting, has refused to cooperate with police. The Philly.com report also states that Lt. Danny Adcock of the Pleasantville Police does not believe that Beans was the intended target of the unknown shooter, and has speculated that it was just a case of the rapper being in the “wrong place at the wrong time”. Although investigators say they are following up on a couple of leads, Pleasantville Police Capt. Rocky Melendez says the case is “wide open” due to a lack of witness cooperation.

UPDATED: On Friday, December 12th, Philly’s NBC affiliate reported that police are looking to question Beanie’s sister-in-law and another man who were allegedly present at the time of the shooting. Apparently it was Kamilah Salahuddin’s vehicle that was seen fleeing the residence after the incident.

Previously: Beanie Sigel Shot in New Jersey

Cam’ron Announces Purple Haze 2, Says It Will Be His Final Album

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

NAH CAM! NAH.

As Sonny from A Bronx Tale once said, “You can’t leave”.

Killa posted the IG video that you see above yesterday, and as you can see, in the caption he says that he’ll be dropping a sequel to his classic Purple Haze LP next Summer and it will be his final album. Obviously I can’t co-sign this move, but of course Cam’s gonna do what he’s gonna do. Miss Info hit him to confirm the news and he doubled-down on the retirement talk, stating that he plans to focus on clothing and film once he steps back from music. Of course, he still has projects with A-Trak and Smoke DZA on deck, and the Summer is 6 months away, but the thought of only 6 more months of Cam is the opposite of wavy.

Damn b, this is gonna fuck up my whole day now.

Previously: Cam’ron – 1st of The Month Vol. 6 (EP)

Jay Z & Russell Simmons Talk Police Brutality w/ NY Gov

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

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The NY Times is reporting that Jay Z and Uncle Russ took a meeting with NY Governor Andrew Cuomo to discuss the ongoing crisis of police walking free after murdering innocent Black men. While I applaud Jay and Russell for using their influence to bring this issue directly to the most powerful politician in the state, let me break this shit down for you real quick.

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Video: Royce Da 5’9 on ESPN’s Highly Questionable

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Royce joined Bomani Jones on ESPN’s Highly Questionable and spoke about the time he shot a video at Jerry Stackhouse’s crib, his social media relationship with Rihanna and how his beef with Proof nearly escalated to gunplay before eventually being squashed through a jail cell wall.

That PRhyme album is out now.

Previously: PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9 & DJ Premier) – Raiders of the Lost Art Documentary (Pt. 3)

Beanie Sigel Shot in New Jersey

Friday, December 5th, 2014

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The Press of Atlantic City is reporting that Beanie Sigel was shot in the torso early Friday morning in the New Jersey town of Pleasantville. Very few details are available about the incident, but Beans is reportedly being treated at the AtlanticCare Regional Medical Center’s trauma center. Another man was also shot at the scene but refused medical treatment. A suspect was apprehended after a car chase. Beans was discharged from prison in August and has since been on house arrest as a condition of his release. Damn, what the fuck Beans? It was literally all good like a week ago.

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You can watch some news footage of Beans being removed from the home where he was shot by EMTs here.

UPDATED: We had previously included a picture that was purported to be Sigel recovering post-surgery, but we’ve since been informed that it was not accurate. We’ll update with confirmed news on his condition when it becomes available. As of 2:15 p.m. on Friday, CBS Philly reports his condition as critical, while MTV News spoke to a source that told them the injuries are not life threatening.

UPDATED:

via Miss Info UPDATED: The Associated Press confirms that Sigel is awake following surgery:

Authorities and Sigel’s lawyer initially called the wound life-threatening, but hospital officials told police that the 40-year-old rapper was awake Friday afternoon after surgery, Pleasantville police Chief Jose Ruiz told The Associated Press. Investigators were on their way to try to interview him, he said.

UPDATED: Monday December 8th

According to The Press of Atlantic City, Beanie was arguing with his brother-in-law at the time of the shooting. A person of interest was interviewed by police and released. They have no further leads.  Sigel is said to still be in serious condition, sedated and unable to speak with police.

Previously: Beanie Sigel Released From Prison

Lil Wayne Held Prisoner by Birdman & Cash Money

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

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Judging by a series of four tweets that just came from Lil Wayne’s Twitter account, Baby has him locked away in a basement somewhere and he refuses to let him drop Tha Carter V. I think we need to put together an extraction team.

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Nipsey Hussle – Mailbox Money (Artwork)

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

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Surprise albums are the new auto-tune, and I’m not ‘een mad. The traditional album marketing push gets more exhausting as each year passes. Nipsey took to Twitter a short while ago to announce that he will close out the year with a new project called Mailbox Money. It will be out later this month and will be available on iTunes and through Nipsey’s ihussle and IamProud2Pay websites. Stay tuned for more info.

UPDATED: Nip spoke to MTV News about the album, which he will sell 100 hard copies of for $1000 a piece:

“There will only be 100 hard copies and they are $1000 each,” he told MTV News, adding that it will also be released for free via iTunes and the Proud 2 Pay platform built for the Crenshaw release. “The 100 people that buy the P2P version will be granted access to a private advance listening session of [upcoming 2015 album] Victory Lap at the secret Marathon Store we are going to open the day of the listening!”

Listen to the first single, “50 Niggaz” here.

Previously: Nipsey Hussle – The Rap Monument (Full Verse)

PARTYNEXTDOOR ft. Travi$ Scott – Juss Know

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

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Along with a surprise announcement of his PND LIVE WORLD TOUR, PARTYNEXTDOOR released a 4-track EP, PNDCOLOURS.

Check out the Travi$ Scott-assisted “Juss Know” and Ca$h Out-featured “Don’t Worry” down below (check out “Let’s Get Married” and “Girl From Oakland” as well).

Previously: Video: PARTYNEXTDOOR Brings Out Drake at SOB’s