TaxStone Arrested in Connection with Irving Plaza Shooting

Monday, January 16th, 2017


Well known Brooklyn-based podcast host TaxStone has reportedly been arrested in connection with the May 2016 shooting incident at Irving Plaza which saw Troy Ave’s friend Ronald McPhatter shot dead and the rapper himself severely injured. According to NBC News, Tax was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals, the New York & New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force and the NYPD on federal charges of firearms possession, and for questioning by the NYPD for his involvement in the incidents that lead up to the shooting. Troy himself was arrested following the incident and is currently fighting a number of related charges.

Previously: Troy Ave Is Out on Bail

Heavy Rotation with Taxstone

Friday, August 28th, 2015


Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

“There’s really no title for what I do, because I do so much.” That’s how Brooklyn’s own Taxstone describes his place in the game right now. And it’s true. What started as a streetwise (and hilarious) presence on social media has turned Taxstone into one of the most important new personalities in hip-hop. Not only is he the host of his own Loud Speakers Network podcast Tax Season (recent guests include Styles P, Desus & Mero, and Memphis Bleek) and a regular on MTV2’s Uncommon Sense, but he’s also a sought-after industry “consultant,” working with both artists and record labels. In fact, when we caught up with Tax earlier this week, he was in the back of an Uber on the way to Atlantic Records for a meeting, anticipating a barrage of questions about his “opinions on shit.”

As Taxstone’s tastemaker status continues to rise, we felt it was only right to tap him for our latest Heavy Rotation. Read below to find out what five songs Tax has been listening to recently, and make sure you follow him on Twitter, check for him on Uncommon Sense (new episodes air Friday nights on MTV2 at 11pm), and of course, subscribe to his Tax Season podcast on iTunes to get his uncensored perspective on what’s happening in hip-hop every week. This is that real rap talk, beloved.

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