SOHH reports: mixtape rapper Gravy was shot in the behind outside of the
Shot 97 Hot 97 radio station last night. Gravy survived and seems to be doing OK, since he showed up for an interview at Hot 97 afterwards.
Now, this is the third rapper related shooting near the Hot 97 building in the last few years. I love hip-hop and everything, but if I worked in that building I would have asked for a transfer long ago.
Last year the landlord complained about the violent atmosphere Hot 97 was creating and asked to limit their number of visitors to 2 at a time. Fair deal. We all know it's the artist's huge, uncontrollable entourage that causes all the mess. Now, this detail in the story jumped out at me:
"Word is Gravy went to the station with an entourage of approximately 30 people sporting T-shirts with his moniker on it."
Why are 30 people rolling with him to an interview? I bet Gravy doesn't even know all them dudes.
Even though Hot 97 isn't directly responsible for any of the shootings, someone has to be held accountable for what's going on. I'm surprised the White folks in their neighborhood has let it go on for this long.