NYPD vs Rap

NEW YORK —Kenneth Montgomery, lawyer for the “Monumental 5,” the group of hip-hop party-goers who allege that they were victims of racially motivated police brutality at a concert here last week, said the unprovoked violence was the result of overly aggressive officers who became enraged when their harassment of patrons was caught on amateur video. […]

NEW YORK — After police fought with party goers and friends and family of the group Smif N’ Wessun and rapper Pete Rock at their release party last week, members of the group, affiliates, and social activists have planned a protest at New York City’s City Hall today. Concerned community members, hip hop artists, local […]

I can’t seem to erase the conjured images of New York City Police Department officers, savagely beating patrons outside Tammany Hall from my psyche. I didn’t witness it personally, but the bit of video footage caught on camera was enough to fill me with rage. The riot that occurred on Tuesday, June 28, in which […]

New York record producer/rapper Pete Rock, rap group Smif-N-Wessun, and hundreds of their supporters gathered in New York’s Lower East Side on Tuesday to celebrate the release of their album, “Monumental”. The night was marred by violence when members of the NYPD used excessive force to quell what they thought was an unruly crowd. However, […]

NEW YORK — Last night at a release party for Pete Rock and Smif N Wessun’s album, “Monumental,” police got into several physical altercations with fans, family members and supporters of the artists. Rapper Pete Rock claimed on Twitter  he saw police beat another woman: “Deez police are outta hand, i saw them beat up […]

NEW YORK — New York City police are investigating an online posting from a convicted felon who claims to have shot and robbed Tupac Shakur in 1994, two years before the rapper was slain.

NEW YORK-New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg has launched a probe into the NYPD for giving a police motorcade for entertainer and businessman Diddy, real name Sean Combs. The New York Post Reports: “After being repeatedly rebuffed by police officers on the street — and a police lieutenant at the station house — a dry cleaner […]

New York — Rapper Maino recently sat down with The Source magazine to speak about police brutality. Maino, who was previously incarcerated, has had his share of run-ins with the law. But one stands out more than any in which his best friend was paralyzed by cops who shot him in the back. Check out […]

Ice-T has been cleared of unlicensed driving charges stemming from a New York City arrest.

From NYDailyNews.com: Police are investigating a possible link between hip-hop star Fabolous and the murder of an upstart rapper near a Queens nightclub, the Daily News has learned.