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Still More Aspiring Rapper Updates

It’s been a busy week in the hip hop community, as young performers are being gunned down with astonishing frequency: Louisiana rapper JayDaYoungan was fatally shot in his hometown of Bogalusa, north of New Orleans, police said. The musician, whose real name is Javorius Scott, was killed Wednesday just after 6 p.m. He was 24. […]

Aspiring Rapper Updates

Aspiring Rapper North American euphemism for a member of the urban criminal class. This unusual occupation is usually mentioned in conjunction with the subject either being slain or being taken into custody for a violent or property-related crime. A relative of the subject usually points out that the subject’s demise or incarceration comes at an […]

Aspiring Rapper Update: Frères Jacques

Say hello to Kenard Jacques, Ahmad Jacques and Ameko Jacques of Miami, who are in custody for multiple crimes that include murder charges against Kenard and Ahmad. Two months ago (“Aspiring Rapper Update: ‘Baby Cino’ Gets Out of Jail, Immediately Gets Shot Dead”) we told you the story of Timothy Starks, a/k/a “Baby Cino,” who […]

Aspiring Rapper Update: Misdemeanor Charges for Homeless Lunatic in L.A.

Say hello to Isaiah Lee,23, a homeless man and “aspiring rapper” who jumped onstage and attacked comedian Dave Chappelle during a performance this week at the Hollywood Bowl: The brother of the man arrested for the onstage assault of Dave Chappelle at the Hollywood Bowl says he’s stunned by the incident — and he wants […]

Aspiring Rapper Update: ‘Slowkey Fred’ Busted for Philly Gun Trafficking Ring

More federal felony charges than he’s got hit records: An Atlanta rapper is one of 11 people facing federal charges in connection with an alleged straw-purchasing scheme that trafficked hundreds of guns from Georgia to Philadelphia. Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives traced nearly 300 firearms purchased in Georgia from dozens […]

Probably Not a Trump Voter

Sunday night, the rapper Tyler “the Creator” Okonma performed a concert in downtown Sacramento at the Golden 1 Center arena. Some hours after that concert ended, about 2 a.m., gunfire erupted outside a bar two blocks from the arena. More than 100 rounds were fired, leaving 12 wounded and six people shot dead: Johntaya Alexander, […]

Aspiring Rapper Update: ‘Baby Cino’ Gets Out of Jail, Immediately Gets Shot Dead

Timothy Starks, a/k/a “Baby Cino,” was only 20 years old when he died Wednesday, shortly after getting bailed out of a Miami jail: Minutes later, as the red Nissan he was riding in turned onto the Palmetto Expressway, he was suddenly ambushed by a gunman in another car in a wild daylight shooting in the […]

Aspiring Rapper Update

Skating, bowling, laser tag — the Metro Fun Center on Atlanta’s south side has lots of entertainment, including live gunfire: A young woman was who killed in an Atlanta shooting after a fight over a bowling ball late Thursday evening has been identified as the Lakevia Jackson who has a son with well-known rapper Young […]

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