Last night there was a shooting at a T.I. concert which resulted in the death of one man and 3 others getting wounded including Troy Ave. The NYDailyNews reports that Troy Ave is responsible for the shooting and it was because of a dispute he had with rapper Maino. Troy Ave supposedly shot himself in the left and shot one of his entourage members, Ronald MchPhatter who passed away as a result of a gunshot wound. the NY Daily News has obtained footage of Troy Ave discharging his 9MM in the club which you can watch below. Troy Ave has been charged with attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and is expected to face a murder charge pending the results of the ballstics test.
Two Canadian artists, The Weeknd and rapper Belly have canceled their performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because Donald Trump was set to appear on the episode. The duo were set to record their performance in LA Wednesday night but chose not to because they disagree with Trump’s policies and views. The Canadian rapper Belly, who’s a muslim and an immigrant had this to say in a statement.
“I feel like the way I was raised was to be able to see through all the titles in this world – from religion to race. I just didn’t want to feel like I was a part of a celebration for somebody who has beliefs that majority of us don’t agree with. I’m here on a campaign of positivity and love and to contribute what I can to music,” Belly said. “I create songs people go to sleep and wake up to, songs that they fall in love to. For me, being Muslim and being somebody that appreciates my access here in America, I love the fact that I’m able to be here. To play my part in this business is a privilege and a beautiful thing. The fact that I could lose that ability through the actions of someone such as Donald Trump isn’t right to me. At all.”
In this video I look at what’s happened since Drake released summer sixteen. Tory has release a number of songs that contain bars which seem directed at Drake and Drake sat down with Zane Lowe and explained the New Toronto line in depth. Watch the video and let me know your thought on the beef in the comment section.
This video takes a look at the beef between two of Toronto’s most talented artists. There’s a lot more to the beef than you may think so check out the video below for the in-depth review.
Universal has just announced that Drake’s Views has been streamed over 250 million times in the first 6 days alone.
It’s also been announced that the albums reached the number 1 spot on the iTunes chart selling over 1 million albums in less than six days, if you include streams he is well over the platinum status selling 1.2 million albums. How many artists do you know that still go platinum in the first week? Not too many
Congratulations to Champagne Papi!
Well it’s not too often that you hear of rappers going platinum in the first week anymore but it appears that Drake just may do that. According to BuzzAngleMusic, in just two days, VIEWS has sold over 740K albums in the United States and over 80,000 in Canada. Considering theres a number more days left in the week and these numbers don’t even include the UK or else where in the world, its safe to say VIEWS will be well into the platinum status after the first week.
Has the album lived up to the hype?