Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn’

Adrien Broner is mere days away from a crossroads bout against Jesse Vargas. But instead of being focused on that fight, Broner has his eyes set on a more unlikely foe in troll rapper extraordinaire Tekashi 6ix9ine.

The ill will began with 6ix9ine setting Broner’s IG on fire by commenting “clown” on a picture the former champion posted of himself and Charlamagne¬†tha¬†God. Considering 6ix9ine’s recent interview with the Breakfast Club, the “clown” comment was likely for Charlamagne. However, Broner immediately retorted with his own vitriol for the rainbow-haired rapper.

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@6ix9ine_ bitch ass nigga better chill out #OnGod #ThisAintThat

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That was all 6ix9ine needed to post his own video challenging Broner to a $300k bet he loses to Vargas this Saturday.

Maybe the PBC needs to add 6ix9ine to the promo team? Broner vs. Vargas airs on Showtime this Saturday at 9 p.m. ET.

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Troy Ave in Stable Condition After Shooting in Brooklyn

Posted: December 25, 2016 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Troy Ave is in stable condition after being shot in the arm and grazed in the head while driving this afternoon in Brooklyn.

Troy was traveling in a red Maserati on East 91st and Linden when the incident occurred at 4:20 p.m. A lawyer for the rapper stated that he was in route to see family.

The shooting comes seven months after Troy was shot in the leg during a melee at Irving Plaza that left his friend, BSB Banga, dead at the scene. Troy was arrested and charged with attempted murder and illegal weapon possession. He pleaded not guilty and is currently out on bail.

At press time, Troy Ave has not released a statement on the shooting.


Karma isn’t supposed to work this fast. Ever since the feud with Joey Bada$$ and the Capital Steez comments, life has not been kind to Troy Ave. Two shootings in one year should be enough to make any man reconsider his path. Unfortunately for Troy, his bail conditions don’t allow him to leave New York. His best bet is to remain lowkey until his trial and invest in some bodyguards.

 

[Video] Young M.A. – “Quiet Storm”

Posted: October 14, 2016 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Co-directed by¬†a piece by guy, Young M.A. tackles Mobb Deep’s classic “Quiet Storm” in her new video. You can check out her latest free project, Sleep Walkin’, HERE.

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Photo Credit: Ed Diller/ Dibella Entertainment

BROOKLYN – Headliners Errol Spence and Chris Algieri are phenomenal shape for tomorrow’s NBC clash for Premier Boxing Champions. Spence weighed in at 146.4, his lowest tally since 2013. He’s coming off a fifth round stoppage of Alejandro Barrera last November. Algieri, who took a 10 round unanimous decision over Erik Bone in December, tipped the scales at 145.6.

Rounding out the TV card are Krzysztof Glowacki (199) vs. Steve Cunningham (199.2) for the WBO cruiserweight title, Marcus Browne (174.6) vs. Radivoje Kalajdzic (173.6), and an opener featuring Mario Barrios (135.6) vs. Edgar Gabejan (132.2). Also in action will be local favorite Heather Hardy (123.2) taking on Anna Hultin (123).

The card airs Saturday on NBC at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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Joey Bada$$ is repping for the borough that raised him on the Statik Selektah-produced “Brooklyn’s Own.” This laidback, jazzy tune will throw people off, as some were undoubtedly expecting the next Bada$$ record to address Troy Ave’s recent diss. Instead, Joey lyrically focuses on survival, love of BK, and incorporating a chorus that flips the Mary Jane Girls’ “All Night Long.” Is it just me, or do the melodic portions of his flow reminiscent of early Pharcyde?

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BROOKLYN — The weights are in for the “Battle for Brooklyn” Saturday night when Daniel Jacobs defends his WBA World title against Peter Quillin. Both men were in excellent shape with no visible weight issues. Quillin tipped the scales at 159, and Jacobs at 159.5.

PREDICTION: This is a good fight that can go either way. Over the last week, I have flip-flopped my opinion several calls. Today, I’m settling on Peter Quillin by KO. I feel Jacobs has better technical skill and will likely outbox Quillin for significant stretches. But Quillin is a very big and strong middleweight. He’s not long for the division and will put on anywhere from 16-20 pounds overnight, giving him a clear¬†advantage. In addition, Quillin is the bigger, more explosive puncher, and likely more durable based on their resumes against elite competition.

The card airs Saturday starting at 9 p.m. with a co-feature of Jesus Cuellar vs. Jonathan Oquendo.

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Watch the live stream for the “Battle for Brooklyn” as WBA world middleweight titlist Daniel Jacobs defends against Peter Quillin. The weigh-in show will also cover Jesus Cuellar vs. Jonathan Oquendo, and Chris Algieri vs. Erick Bone.

The card airs Saturday December 4 at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime.