Damn, Taxstone. Damn, son. What the fuck, man? How’d this shit happen, bro? Someone please tell me Tax didn’t really get himself involved in this Troy Ave–Ronald McPhatter–Irving Plaza nonsense. Listen, I know Tax and Troy have had beef for a while now, but c’mon son, this situation was a bad look for everyone involved. On the real, if the NYPD is right about the evidence they have against Tax, he’s absolutely going back to jail. At this time in his career, that would be a fucking shame, son.
Now, as a refresher, in May of last year, there was a shooting at New York City‘s Irving Plaza. During a T.I. concert, Troy Ave got into some type of altercation, which resulted in him getting shot, his bodyguard getting killed and him being filmed firing more shots in the crowded venue. After the incident, Troy was arrested and accused of attempted murder. Despite the charges against him, he maintained that he was acting in self-defense after wrestling the gun away from the man who killed McPhatter.
Moving on, no one really knew the root cause of the drama and a lot of different names were thrown into the pot. At first, random sources claimed Maino had something to do with the violence. However; that rumor was quickly dispelled. With all of that being said, Tax’s name always kept floating around. Apparently, his name wasn’t just ringing out in the streets. As it seems, the police were also keeping tabs on him this entire time.
So, after claiming they found his DNA on the murder weapon, cops arrested Tax and charged him with weapon possession. As of yet, they haven’t charged him with McPhatter’s death, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the next step. To make matters worse, the original gun owner already told police he left the gun with an associate of Tax back in October of 2015. Keep in mind, Tax is a convicted felon who’s on the hook now for a gun charge in New York. Shit, it might be a SUPER wrap for him, son.
Look, all I want to know is, why would Tax get himself involved in this type of fuckery? I listen to his Tax Season podcast often and he’s CONSTANTLY talking about leaving his old life behind. Yes, he talks a lot of shit, but he’s also made it clear that he considers himself a retired goon now. In just one year, he’s turned himself into an influential podcast figure and music A&R. Why risk all of that over some stupid ass beef with a local rapper?
At this point, it doesn’t matter what the problem is between Tax and Troy. This one situation has set both of their careers off course and someone lost their life in the process. What the fuck for, man? Hood bullshit should never be the reason we block our blessings and ruin our opportunities. There’s literally nothing to gain from this type of war, son. Nothing at all, man.
In the end, I don’t know what else to say, son. Ultimately, I wish Tax the best and hope this scenario isn’t as black and white as it seems. It would be a damn shame for him to come this far and throw it all away, man. That is all. I’m out.