PNB ROCK LAID TO REST IN HIS HOMETOWN: PnB Rock has reportedly been laid to rest after being fatally shot in Los Angeles earlier this month. The service appears to have taken place at Khadijah Alderman Funeral Home in Philadelphia on Wednesday (September 21st).
DESIIGNER CALLS OUT EST GEE OVER FEATURE PRICE: Desiigner has called out EST Gee for reportedly trying to charge him $75,000 for a feature. In a video that surfaced on Instagram, the Brooklyn rapper said, “Opps tried to charge me $75,000. EST Gee, bro, you are garbage. You hot garbage. You can't perform like me. You can't never make a song like anybody in New York City. You're trash, bro. You're trash.” He continued, “You know what you are? Dead a**, what I'm doing right now, sh*tting. You feel me? Stop playing with me, for real, for real. Y'all n***as ain't never sell what I sold. That's on my mother. You n***as is still trapping, your little gold records. Keep all them chains on your neck, boy, for real. ‘Cause you a slave to the game.”
NYPD REMOVES DRILL RAPPERS FROM ROLLING LOUD NEW YORK: New York Times journalist Joe Coscarelli has reported that three New York City drill rappers, 22Gz, Sha EK and Ron Suno, have been removed from the Rolling Loud New York lineup by the NYPD. According to XXL, a rep for Sha EK said, “Sha Ek is disappointed in the NYPD’s decision. He hasn’t been charged with anything to justify it. The police try to associate what he’s doing with violence and negativity. They don’t respect that he’s an artist and entertainer trying to better himself and feed his family at 19 years old. Sha Ek has performed all over the Northeast this year. The crowds at his concerts are full of kids dancing and having fun. He’s excited to keep growing his touring business and proving the police wrong.” Ron Suno's manager also said, “How can a person who has no criminal record and no gang ties—the kid never even made a diss record—be denied to perform in his hometown after all his hard work?” Rolling Loud will take place at Citi Field in Queens, NY starting today (September 23rd) through Sunday (September 25th).
IGGY AZALEA ADMITS THAT HER VIRAL SWAY FREESTYLE WASN'T SO GREAT: The throwback video of Iggy Azalea's freestyle on Sway's Shade45 satellite radio show began making its rounds online again and Iggy has addressed the clip. In the video of the freestyle, which appears to be an edited clip, a man named John from Tennessee calls into the radio show and says that Iggy's verse was trash. Iggy commented on the video on Twitter and said, “Never forget that this is a literal EDIT & whilst this verse is indeed trash, John from Tennessee has never called me. The call was to lil Debbie if anyones curious about who John called or where this originated.”