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Remembering King Von, Dead at 26

Remembering King Von, Dead at 26

Casey McCabe, Editor November 9, 2020

On November 6th 2020 King Von, real name Dayvon Daquan Bennett, was shot and killed in Atlanta Georgia outside of a hookah lounge and nightclub. On the night of the 5th Von and his entourage frequented...

Pop Smoke, dead at 20

Pop Smoke, dead at 20

Remembering Bashar Jackson
Casey McCabe, Editor March 8, 2020

On February 19th, 2020, up and coming rapper Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson, was shot and killed at his home in West Hollywood, California.  Pop Smoke had just begun a promising career when...

The ballad of snitch 9ine

The ballad of snitch 9ine

Casey McCabe, Editor September 27, 2019

Every generation has an artist that is embroiled in controversy and legal troubles.  Arguably for the current generation of rap artists, Tekashi 6ix9ine fits the bill. 6ix9ine’s story has played out...

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