HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, Tekashi 6ix9ine was picked up by federal agents on charges that come with a possible life sentence in prison. Also, Tory Lanez and Joyner Lucas got into a friendly rap battle and Pusha T‘s Toronto show was interrupted by an on-stage brawl incited by beer-throwing hecklers.
Tekashi 6ix9ine Faces Life In Prison
Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose government name is Daniel Hernandez, was taken into custody by federal agents on racketeering and firearms charges. 6ix9ine and other members of his crew, who law enforcement officials allege are members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, were also picked up in an ongoing case spearheaded by the FBI, ATF and Homeland Security.
6ix9ine and several of his associates are facing life in prison. The controversial rapper was recently moved from general population to a facility for inmates considered to be high-profile, pedophiles or protected witnesses. According to TMZ, the other inmates housed there believe he’s receiving “special treatment.”
Read the more about Tekashi 6ix9ine’s arrest here.
The Tory Lanez & Joyner Lucas Rap Battle
Tory Lanez’s Instagram livestream comments about Joyner Lucas sparked an all-out rap battle between the two
Read about Joyner Lucas and Tory Lanez’s lyrical battle here.
Pusha T Gets Beer Thrown At Him At Toronto Show
Pusha T’s show in Toronto was met with beer throwing and a brawl on stage. The interruption didn’t stop the G.O.O.D. Music president from carrying on with his performance, which saw him do cuts such as “I Don’t Like (Remix)” and “The Story of Adidon” after the chaos ensued.
Although Pusha appeared to not be phased by a few folks trying to sabotage his show, police eventually shut his concert down.
King Push accused Drake of sending the hecklers to the event, causing fans to conceptualize various theories.
Read more about Pusha T’s Toronto performance here.
– Tee Grizzley — Still My Moment
– Lil Peep — Come Over When You’re Sober 2
– Kirk Knight — IIWII
– Kris Wu — Antares
– Anderson .Paak — Oxnard
– IDK — IDK & Friends
– K Camp — RARE Sound
– Xiuhtezcatl — Break Free
– Jay Critch — Hood Favorite
#DXCLUSIVES: B.A. The Great, DJ Sammy B & M.OP.
Mike WiLL Made-It Protégé B.A. The Great Is Representing 3 Generations Of Forgotten Voices
In an interview with Mike WiLL Made-It protégé B.A. The Great, DX’s Riley Wallace spoke to the burgeoning artist about life in Marietta, Georgia. It’s one of Atlanta’s largest suburbs, where the trap life legitimately exists.
“I’m really speaking for three generations,” he said while describing his neighborhood. “Nobody knows about this side of town … it’s kind of like it was hidden, but this was a million dollar trap and this where a lot of people was coming to get what they needed and then was going back to where they were going.”
Read the full interview with B.A. The Great here.
Jungle Brothers’ DJ Sammy B Gives An Update On New Project
Jungle Brothers’ DJ Sammy B gave an update on their new project in an exclusive interview with Riley Wallace. During the conversation, he revealed the mixtape has been 21 years in the making.
“It started in 1997 during the making of Raw Deluxe … we were in the studio and created a promo for The Red Alert Show called ‘This Is For The Ladies,'” he noted. “I had to finish it before leaving here.”
When it comes to timeline for the untitled project, Sammy simply said, “No set date. I’m not rushing it … [I] want it to be right. Getting publishing and everything right.”
Read the full interview with DJ Sammy B here.
M.O.P. Tell The Story Behind Unlikely Collaboration With LFO
DX’s Jake Rohn caught up with M.O.P. and their manager recently to talk about their unexpected collaboration with LFO, whose singer Devin Lima passed away on November 21.
“I didn’t even know the group,” M.O.P.’s longtime producer/manager Laze E Laze said. “I just heard the beat and was like, ‘This shit is hot. Let’s do this shit.’ I didn’t give a fuck about the group. And [Danze and Fame] were like, ‘Yo, we’re gonna do this.’
“Puffy called me and was like, ‘Why’d you do a record with LFO?’” Laze continued. “I said, ‘I don’t know who the fuck LFO is motherfucker. We was drunk. We just liked the beat. We didn’t give a fuck about LFO, but we liked the beat.’”
Read the full M.O.P. story here.