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BROOKLYN — Today’s opening press conference for the welterweight showdown between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia devolved into a profanity-laden argument between Thurman and Garcia’s father/trainer Angel Garcia.

Angel took exception to Thurman promising to knock off his son. Considering this was the presser where the fight was confirmed for CBS with TV officials present, it wasn’t the best look for potential sponsors.

The fight airs on CBS March 4 at 9 p.m. ET.


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A federal judge has denied bail for Taxstone on federal weapons charges in the fatal shooting of BSB Banga (Ronald McPhatter) at Manhattan’s Irving Plaza last May.

Taxstone, real name Daryl Campbell, was originally granted a $500,000 bond and house arrest on Tuesday by Judge Andrew Peck. This was revoked by Judge Lewis Kaplan after prosecutors convinced him Campbell posed a risk to the community. The prosecution revealed a witness has identified Campbell as the man who fired the fatal shot into McPhatter.

Prosecutors have yet to officially charge Taxstone with the killing, but acknowledged additional charges could be issued in state court. The official complaint states Campbell’s DNA was found on the murder weapon’s trigger and magazine.

Taxstone has been in custody since his arrest on Monday morning.

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Fat Joe is just a month away from releasing his collaboration album with Remy Ma entitled Plata o Plomo (February 17). The project now has further significance as it will be the first release for Joe under the umbrella of Roc Nation Management. The 12-track album will also feature appearances from French Montana, Stephanie Mills, BJ the Chicago Kid, Sevyn Streeter and The Dream.

O.C.- “Serious”

Posted: January 17, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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DITC veteran O.C. returns with some piano-laced boom bap on “Serious.” The Gwop Sullivan-produced track is the second single off a forthcoming album named Same Moon, Same Sun. No word yet on a release date.

[Video] Dave East – “Push It (EastMix)”

Posted: January 17, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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After poking fun at Soulja Boy to start the video, Dave East goes right into a potent “Eastmix” of OT Genasis’ “Push It.”

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This is really happening, guys. To continue the hype for the Chris Brown-Soulja Boy pay-per-view fight, Breezy’s trainer and Hall of Famer Mike Tyson has dropped an official video for “If You Show Up.” Iron Mike doesn’t actually appear in the video, but he uses an assortment of curvy models to lip sync his lyrics and reenact Soulja’s ill-fated trip to an Los Angeles Blood neighborhood earlier this month. Lord help us.

 

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Taxstone (Darryl Campbell) was arrested Monday morning for alleged involvement in last year’s shooting at New York’s Irving Plaza that left one man dead and several wounded.

The arrest occurred without incident in Brooklyn. Authorities revealed that the Hip-Hop personality had a federal warrant for being a felon in possession of a firearm, and by the NYPD for unspecified charges relating to the Irving Plaza incident.

Last May, Taxstone and Troy Ave (Ronald Collins) got into a fistfight backstage at the Irving Plaza venue. The fight turned deadly as gunfire left Troy wounded and his friend and bodyguard, BSB Banga (Ronald McPhatter), dead. Troy would later be charged with firearm possession and attempted murder after cameras caught him firing a gun inside the venue. He has pleaded not guilty and a trial is pending.

The gun, a 9-millimeter Kel-Tec, was traced to a Florida owner who told authorities he gave the firearm to one of Taxstone’s associates in 2015. Although Taxstone and Troy Ave’s DNA was found on the weapon, neither man was named as BSB Banga’s killer in the federal complaint.

Last month, Troy Ave was shot again in an unrelated incident.

Taxstone’s record includes a previous conviction on weapons and robbery charges. He served 18 months on the original sentence then eight months for parole violation in 2010. Another violation in 2012 yielded an 11-day sentence.