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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. The new project that Troy is calling the “Quarantine edition” plays on to COVID-19 related themes in the song titles such as “Quarantine Queen,” […]

Troy Ave Breaks His Silence About Taxstone On Drink Champs

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. In two months, Taxstone’s trial is […]

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. 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 arrived in the middle of […]

Live from Brownsville: Young Lito

Young Lito

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

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’

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. As the self-proclaimed “NuPac,” Ave usually embraces controversy. The video certainly echoes controversy. Due to […]

Joe Budden & Charlamagne Give Their Top 5 Everything for 2017

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. Premiering on Tuesday on Revolt TV, the year-end segment discussed the top everything — from hottest albums […]

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. 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 fired multiple shots. The “She […]

Taxstone Hit With Murder Charge For Irving Plaza Shooting

This guy can’t catch a break. Podcast personality Daryl Campbell aka Taxstone was charged with murder yesterday for the shooting death of Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave’s bodyguard in Irving Plaza last year. Campbell was ordered to be held without bail pending trial at his Manhattan Supreme Court arraignment on murder, attempted murder, assault and weapons […]

Tax Stone Pleads Guilty To Federal Gun Charge, Facing 20 Years

Taxstone, formally known as Daryl Campbell, pleaded guilty to federal gun charges tied to the fatal 2016 Irving Plaza shootout. Tax admitted to possession of firearm as a felon, and receiving firearm in interstate commerce. The New York Daily News reported that Tax is facing 20 years. The shooting popped off on May 25, 2016 right before T.I. […]

G-MACC’s 2nd Annual Gangsta Gala

Last week, G-MACC held their second annual “Gangsta Gala” to commemorate individuals they feel are doing great work in the community. G-MACC is a organization dedicated to fighting gun violence in urban neighborhoods. They use mediation techniques and violence interrupters to temper situations that could become violent. Coincidentally, the gala was held in the honor […]

Mysonne Calls Out Troy Ave On “Discipline”

On the heels of his monumental freestyle on Hot 97 with Funk Flex, Mysonne The General confronts the studio gangsta persona of Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave. On the track aptly named “Discipline”, Mys gives Ave some good old fashion OG to YG advice, but being on trial for the Irving Plaza Shooting that left a […]

Troy Ave Appears in Court with Bulletproof Vest and Hat Promoting Crack Cocaine

Troy Ave is making headlines again, this time for his fashion sense. While appearing in Manhattan Criminal Court for a pre-trial appearance Friday (Feb. 10), the Brooklyn-bred MC was spotted wearing a bulletproof vest and Donald Trump-inspired hat donning the phrase “Bake Water and Whip Weight Again.” Troy, whose real name is Roland Collins, was […]

Taxstone’s DNA Reportedly Found On Weapon Used In Irving Plaza Shooting

Podcast personality Daryl “Taxstone” Campbell was arrested yesterday in connection with the July 2016 shooting at Irving Plaza which left Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave injured and his bodyguard Ronald “Banga” McPhatter dead. It is now being reported by the New York Times that Campbell’s fingerprints were found on the trigger, hand grip and clip of […]

Hip Hop Personality Taxstone Arrested In Connection With Troy Ave Shooting

Daryl Campbell, who is best known to the Hip Hop community as podcast personality Taxstone, was arrested in Texas last night for his alleged involvement in the shooting in Irving Plaza last May that left one person dead. Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave was arrested for the shooting that left his 33 year old bodyguard Ronald […]

Troy Ave is Suing Irving Plaza Over Security Issues Prior to Shooting

Troy Ave is currently awaiting trial for attempted murder and weapons charges after he was involved in a shooting at Irving Plaza on May 26 that claimed the life of his bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter. Ave, who was injured in the shooting, has seldom been heard from since the incident, but he’s announced his plans to file […]

Troy Ave Spotted In front of His Brooklyn Home With Family & Friends

Troy Ave is currently out on bail after the deadly incident that took place in NYC’s Irving Plaza music venue on May 25th during T.I.’s show, where he was caught on camera firing rounds from his hand gun. His bodyguard ended up getting fatally shot and killed. Troy was shot in the leg during the […]