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Troy Ave Claims JAY-Z Made a Reply to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse

Troy Ave Opens About Testifying Against Tax Stone in Upcoming Trial

It’s been over a decade, and Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse, where he named himself King of New York, continues to bring headlines. Visit for more information Speaking on The Facto Show, rapper Troy Ave states that JAY-Z had recorded a “Control” response, dubbing his statement a “fact.” “JAY-Z went in there with Guru and […]

Troy Ave Taunts Taxstone With New Merchandise

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This week incarcerated podcaster Taxstone was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the shooting death of rapper Troy Ave’s friend/bodyguard Ronald ‘Banga’ McPhatter. Following his sentencing, Tax announced on social media—“Just got 35 years for being victimized and reversing the situation,” he said. “The beauty in it all is, I’m not doing 35. Be safe […]

Taxstone Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Irving Plaza Shooting


Several reports have confirmed that podcaster turned convicted murderer Taxstone was sentenced to 35 consecutive years behind bars for charges related to the shooting death of Troy Ave’s bodyguard Ronald McPhatter in NYC’s Irving Plaza in 2016. Visit for more information Taxstone went to trial back in March and was convicted of the murder […]

Taxstone’s Sentencing for Manslaughter Charge Delayed Until Next Month


Several reports have confirmed that the sentencing date for podcast pioneer Daryl Campbell aka Taxstone, in his manslaughter conviction, has been pushed back until May. Visit for more information His convictions from the 2016 Irving Plaza shooting that resulted in the death of Troy Ave’s bodyguard Ronald “Banga” McPhatter were downgraded from second-degree murder […]

Mysonne Tells Troy Ave ‘It Ain’t All About The Money’ In New Single

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Mysonne has smoke for Troy Ave. Following up on Troy’s “Money Dance 1-2-3″ diss to the General and a few others, Mysonne has unleashed “Rolland ( Troy Ave) It ain’t All About The Money.” Visit for more information This is far from the first time that the two have traded words. With roots in […]

[WATCH] Maino Says Taxstone Caught Bad Break in Manslaughter Conviction

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Maino is adamant about Troy Ave twisting his version of the 2016 shooting at Irving Plaza that left one man dead and two others injured, even going as far as defending Taxstone, saying that Troy Ave thought he was going to get a Worldstar moment at the podcaster’s expense. Visit for more information The […]

Taxstone Found Guilty of Manslaughter in 2016 Irving Plaza Shooting


Hip-Hop podcaster and personality Taxstone has been found guilty of manslaughter in a shooting that led to the death of Ronald McPhatter, known as Banga, in Irving Plaza in New York City. Visit for more information According to ABC-NY, Taxstone, legally known as Darryl Campbell, will be sentenced next month. District Attorney Alvin Bragg […]

[WATCH] Two Men Almost Fight Outside Courtroom After Troy Ave’s Testimony in Taxstone Trial

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The courtroom in 100 Centre Street was extremely tense yesterday(March 14) after Troy Ave testified against Taxstone for the shooting death of Troy Ave’s bodyguard Ronald “Banga” McPhatter at Irving Plaza in 2016. Visit for more information Reporters were speaking to Brooklyn rapper Manolo Rose about what happened that fateful night at Irving Plaza […]

Troy Ave Testifies in Taxstone’s Murder Trial

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Several news reports have confirmed that Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave testified in incarcerated podcaster Taxstone’s murder trial, giving his testimony of what happened between the two Hip Hop personalities on that fateful night in 2016 following the shooting death of Troy Ave’s bodyguard. Visit for more information Troy Ave, real name Roland Collins, told […]

Troy Ave Drops Four-Part YouTube Reality Series ‘All About The Money’

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Troy Ave dropped a four-part YouTube reality series on Wednesday that documents the Brooklyn rapper’s day-to-day lifestyle in a sometimes serious but more often light-hearted, humorous fashion. Visit for more information “All About The Money”, titled after his hit single 2015 hit single, documents Ave’s business ventures from music, real estate and clothing while […]

Troy Ave Drops New Mixtape ‘Troy Ave Vol. 1’


Troy Ave has been in the studio during quarantine and in the process put together a new mixtape for the streets. Troy Ave Volume 1 dropped on Friday featuring 13 tracks. Visit for more information The new project that Troy is calling the “Quarantine edition” plays on to COVID-19 related themes in the song […]

Troy Ave Breaks His Silence About Taxstone On Drink Champs

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Troy Ave appeared on Noreaga’s ‘Drink Champs’ podcast and pleaded his innocence insisting he had nothing to do with the shooting that took place at Irving Plaza in 2016. Instead he confirms that the gun he was seen shooting on surveillance that fatal night belonged to Daryl “Taxstone” Campbell. Visit for more information In […]

Troy Ave Shows Up at Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Testimony


Much of the Hip-Hop community followed along with Tekashi 6ix9ine’s testimony online, Troy Ave actually visited the courtroom. Visit for more information Page Six detailed the scene inside the courtroom on Wednesday (Sept. 18) and stated Troy Ave was present at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse in support of Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack. Troy […]

Troy Ave Says he Should be Considered a Hero for Involvement in Irving Plaza Shooting

Troy Ave Opens About Testifying Against Tax Stone in Upcoming Trial

Troy Ave has been on mute ever since the infamous Irving Plaza shooting that left his bodyguard Ronald “Banga” McPhatter dead. Visit for more information The Brooklyn rapper opened up to All Hip Hop about his upcoming trial. “I go to court on September 13th,” explains Troy, referring to his involvement in the infamous […]

Live from Brownsville: Young Lito

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Young Lito is a rising artist on the New York City hip hop scene. As he continues to solidify himself in the game, his name has been associated with some controversy. Due to the unfortunate events that took place in Irving Plaza almost two years ago, breaking ties with his former label, and making his own […]

Troy Ave NYC Performance Shut Down by NYPD

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It’s been two years since Troy Ave last performed in his hometown of New York City — according to the rapper — but the Brooklyn native was ready to make his return to the city last night. Unfortunately for him, the NYPD shut down his Club Starlets appearance saying that Troy Ave was a safety […]

Casanova 2X Labels Rap Rival Troy Ave, ‘A “F****** Rat’

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Troy Ave recently released a video for his latest track, “2 Legit 2 Quit.” Thus, prompting a reaction from Casanova 2x. It’s no secret the two Brooklyn MC’s are not friends. Their beef stems from issues between Ave and popular podcaster, Taxstone. Visit for more information As the self-proclaimed “NuPac,” Ave usually embraces controversy. The video […]

Joe Budden & Charlamagne Give Their Top 5 Everything for 2017


Last week, shortly after receiving the news that Joe Budden would not be returning to Complex’s Everyday Struggle, we learned that him and Charlamagne Tha God would be broadcasting a year-end wrap-up show titled, This Year Was Dope/Trash. Visit for more information Premiering on Tuesday on Revolt TV, the year-end segment discussed the top […]

Today in Hip Hop History: Troy Ave Was Shot Twice in His Car on Christmas Day

Today in Hip Hop History: Troy Ave Was Shot Twice in His Car on Christmas Day

Today marks a year since Troy Ave was shot, while heading to visit his family in Brooklyn on Christmas Day. Visit for more information Around 4:20 p.m on December 25, 2016, the Brooklyn rapper was sitting in a red Maserati at East 91st Street and Linden Boulevard, while someone walked up to the vehicle and […]