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T.I. Still Receiving Backlash From Troy Ave Shooting Incident


Rapper/actor T.I. is still reeling from a shootout that erupted at his concert on May 25. Up and coming New York rapper Troy Ave was reportedly identified on surveillance footage limping from a back room with a firearm, and opening fire into the crowd. Several people were injured, and one person was killed (the person killed during the shootout was Troy’s body guard and friend). Since the violent incident, T.I. has come under scrutiny for promoting violence in his music. In particular, a high school where T.I. was scheduled to perform next month has demanded a refund on the $55,000 he was paid to perform. The school claims that the rapper’s music is too violent, and goes against the schools mission to provide a safe environment for its students. Let’s hope that this doesn’t start a trend of venues cancelling on the rapper.

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Will Eady
Born and raised in the birthplace of Funk, and arguably the birthplace of Rock n’ Roll, music is in my veins. If names like Bootsy Collins, and the Ohio Players ring a bell, then you know where I come from. As a musician and poet myself, I have an appreciation for art that hasn’t been inundated by the agendas of major labels and networks. Recently I’ve been sharing music and connecting with artists via social media. Follow me on Instagram @mainstream_music_isgarbage.