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New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton is on the hot seat for calling rappers thugs after a rapper shot up a T.I. concert, killing 1 man and wounding 2 others on Wednesday.

Rapper Troy Ave, of Brownsville, was arrested early Thursday at NYU Hospital, where he was being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his leg.

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Troy Ave TI

Rapper Troy Ave was arrested by NYPD less than 24 hours after 1 man was killed and 3 wounded in a shooting at a rap concert headlined by T.I. in NYC on Wednesday.

Police say the 30-year-old Crown Heights resident accidentally shot himself in the leg while firing wildly at rapper Maino backstage at Irving Plaza in Union Square.

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Dorrough, an obscure Dallas, Texas rapper (code word for dope boy) managed to get B and C-list rappers to jump on the Remix of his subpar “Get Big” single.

The remix features drops by Diddy, DJ Drama, Yo Gotti, Bun B, Diamond, Shawty Lo & Maino.

You’re probably wondering how does an unsigned artist manage to get so many recognized names to jump on his remix? Well, considering that all of their careers have seen better days, what else do they have to do with their time?

As most of you know, rapper Maino’s debut album “If Tomorrow Never Comes” dropped on Tuesday. Unfortunately, Michael Jackson’s untimely passing means Maino likely has no chance of cracking the top 10 on the charts.

But that didn’t stop the Atlantic Records and Hustle Hard from feting Maino and the release of his debut cd with a surprise dinner at Ruth Chris Steak House in NYC last night.

Thanks to PR superstar Sydney Margolis of Atlantic Records and the incomparable celebrity photographer, Ray Tamarra, for the pics!


L to R: Julie Greenwald/ COO of Atlantic, Maino’s manager Karl Lawrence and Maino

MORE pics after the break!

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