Troy Ave indicted on charges related to shootings at T.I. concert
Roland Collins, aka Troy Ave, was indicted on charges relating to the highly publicized shooting backstage at a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza that left one dead and three injured. Collins was initially arrested on charges of attempted murder and weapon possessions, New York Post reports. The dead victim was Troy Ave's bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter. Collins is currently being held without bail until his next court date on June 22.
Minnesota Governor declares statewide prince day
According to a report by Billboard, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton declared June 7, Prince's Birthday, to be "Prince Day," in Minnesota. This Tuesday would have marked the late pop star's 58th birthday. The governor is urging Minnesotans to honor the pop star, who passed away in April from an accidental overdose, for his contributions to music and pop culture by wearing purple on Tuesday.
— Governor Mark Dayton (@GovMarkDayton) June 7, 2016
Prophets of Rage to Disrupt Republican National Convention Prophets of Rage
The supergroup formed by members of Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill and Public Enemy, are angry with the status of 2016 electoral race and they want young voters to "rage against the machine." Tom Morello of Prophets said in an interview with Bloomberg Politics that they plan to provide an unfiltered voice for the people at the Republic National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio in July. Morello said that the band will be playing both at venues and spontaneously on sidewalks to disrupt the flow of the convention.
EARMILK Breakout Artist: Paper Route
This week, Paper Route shared their new single "Chariots" from their third full-length LP, which will be available via Kemosabe Records / Sony Music Ent. this Fall.