Rap News Rundown: Crunchy Black, Migos, Bobby Shmurda, Stuart Scott

In this edition of Rap News Rundown, rappers react to the passing of EPSN's Stuart Scott.

ESPN anchor Stuart Scott died Jan. 4 following a long fight with cancer. The lively commentator often infused hip-hop culture into his reporting, and his loss was mourned by several rappers via social media.

"[One] of a kind. [You] will be missed forever," wrote Lil Wayne.

Chuck D tweeted, "Stu Scott's passing hit me like a ton of bricks. Rest in peace bro. You pioneered the coolest side of that sportcasting pillow."

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Rappers React to Stuart Scott's Passing

ESPN anchor Stuart Scott died Jan. 4 following a long fight with cancer. The lively commentator often infused hip-hop culture into his reporting, and his loss was mourned by several rappers via social media.

"[One] of a kind. [You] will be missed forever," wrote Lil Wayne.

Chuck D tweeted, "Stu Scott's passing hit me like a ton of bricks. Rest in peace bro. You pioneered the coolest side of that sportcasting pillow."

Big Daddy Kane wrote, "I just received the news of Stuart Scott passing, so sad. I truly admired the way he incorporated Hip Hop songs in sports coverage. RIP."

And Young Jeezy tweeted, "RIP Stuart Scott. A fighter and legend, prayers to his family."

Crunchy Black Wanted for Domestic Abuse

Three Six Mafia rapper Crunchy Black is a wanted man after skipping out on a November court date in Minnesota. The hearing was related to an incident that took place at a hotel in March. According to reports, after guests called security about noises coming from Crunchy's room, a hotel employee found Crunchy's fiancée in the bathroom refusing to come out until he would "stop beating her."

The southern performer was arrested for two counts of domestic violence and one count of drug possession after police found cocaine in his pocket. However, his fiancée recently told TMZ that the rapper was not responsible for her injuries. She alleges that two other unidentified men, who fled before police arrived, were at fault.

Migos Confirms Ending Beef With Chief Keef

Last month, reports claimed that Migos and Chicago's Chief Keef ended their long-running and contentious beef, but until recently, the southern trio hasn't spoken about. it. Talking with Vulture, Quavo said, "It was a social media beef. We were in L.A., and bosses made boss calls, and we made honcho calls, and we met like bosses. Now we are good. We're just keeping it moving, and making our money."

The band also talked about their recording process. "It takes 20 minutes to do a verse each. If you can't do a verse in 20 minutes, you have to get out of the booth," said Quavo.

Bobby Shmurda Remains in Jail

Despite recent reports hinting that Bobby Shmurda was released late last year after his label posted his $2 million bail, it appears that the rapper is still behind bars. A Rikers Island rep has confirmed that Shmurda remains in the jail's West Facility since being placed there on Dec. 19.

Shmurda and his rap crew are facing several charges, including murder, assault, drug trafficking, conspiracy, reckless endangerment and gun possession. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison. His attorney has maintained his innocence. "[The government targets] these guys and constructs a narrative around them and then they rationalize the narrative in order to get an indictment," said Howard Greenberg to XXL.


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