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Poet Gunned Down In N. Miami
CBSMiami.com) ^ | May 29, 2011 6:51 PM

Posted on 05/31/2011 8:01:27 AM PDT by BenLurkin

The shooting happened just after 12:30 a.m. on the 900 block of NE 125th Street. According to police, someone drove up and the passenger got out of the car and shot Bell multiple times.

North Miami Police said that multiple suspects were possibly seen leaving the scene in a dark colored vehicle with a spoiler on the rear, or a light colored car.

“At this time, we don’t have a motive but we can tell you that nothing was taken. He had jewelry on him, money on him, his car keys, so we’re looking for why this happened,” said North Miami public information officer Neil Cuevas.

According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Bell had appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam recently. Bell was known as “Da Real One,” and had also been featured on Rick Ross’ and Pit Bull’s albums.

(Excerpt) Read more at miami.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Poetry
KEYWORDS: hiphop; poet; rap

1 posted on 05/31/2011 8:01:27 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Everyone is a critic.


2 posted on 05/31/2011 8:04:02 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: BenLurkin

Those darned Amish just have no taste when it comes to poetry!


3 posted on 05/31/2011 8:05:27 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: BenLurkin

Probably some racist don’t like his “poetry.”


4 posted on 05/31/2011 8:06:03 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: BenLurkin
Rumor has it he was reciting at the time.

"Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb, Mary had a little.. BLAM,"

5 posted on 05/31/2011 8:07:32 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BenLurkin

I wonder if there were any Pima County deputies in the area at the time of the shooting. If I were a homicide detective, that would be my first question.


6 posted on 05/31/2011 8:08:45 AM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTY or no party)
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To: BenLurkin

Who’s house is this, I think I know
His house is in the village though
Shot me in the head, doncha know.


7 posted on 05/31/2011 8:08:53 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: BenLurkin

This must be one of those “old school” vs. “new school” poetry feuds, kind of like the Romantics vs. the Classicists back in the 18th Century. I heard Coleridge never went anywhere without his Glock.


8 posted on 05/31/2011 8:09:28 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: BenLurkin
According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Bell had appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam recently. Bell was known as “Da Real One,” and had also been featured on Rick Ross’ and Pit Bull’s albums.

The mayor of Miami recently gave "Pit Bull" the key to the city.
9 posted on 05/31/2011 8:09:56 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: BenLurkin

Poet?

What did he write?

Kill my landlord?


10 posted on 05/31/2011 8:10:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ClearCase_guy
It's really a shame; he was just an "aspiring artist" who was "turning his life around" in spite of having been "known to the authorities" because of a few past "brushes with the law", which of course is understandable for a "disadvantaged minority" member who nonetheless struggled to become a "genuine voice of the community".

I'm sorry: did I miss any clichés there?

11 posted on 05/31/2011 8:11:47 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: cripplecreek

The only person who would think that this guy was a poet would be Obama. Of course it would have been a better story if it had been a mime


12 posted on 05/31/2011 8:12:42 AM PDT by Wooly
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To: BenLurkin

So rappers, thugs and the like are poets now?

Good to know.

I guess like taggers who deface public and private property with grafitti are also “artists”.


13 posted on 05/31/2011 8:13:14 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: cripplecreek

He was reportedly despondent upon the discovery that nothing rhymes with m**********r.


14 posted on 05/31/2011 8:13:31 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks to obammy ‘poet’ is the new description for rapper.


15 posted on 05/31/2011 8:13:45 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA, DO YOU HEAR ME NOW.......'67 BORDERS, IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN)
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To: BenLurkin
Area citizens can rest easy. The cops are on the job and have a solid lead on the get away car.

North Miami Police said that multiple suspects were possibly seen leaving the scene in a dark colored vehicle with a spoiler on the rear, or a light colored car.

16 posted on 05/31/2011 8:14:19 AM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: Responsibility2nd

That is what Michelle Ozero is saying... but we know with the “sl#ts” at the View, she is not so proud at night, her and her “husband”.


17 posted on 05/31/2011 8:14:32 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: andy58-in-nh
did I miss any clichés there?

Straight A student in high school??

18 posted on 05/31/2011 8:14:37 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Poison Pill

And the shooter was either a man or a woman. They are prety sure about that.


19 posted on 05/31/2011 8:15:25 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Joe 6-pack
kind of like the Romantics vs. the Classicists back in the 18th Century.

I've heard the Asian literary gangs are moving in. Could be a Haiku hitman.

20 posted on 05/31/2011 8:16:25 AM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: andy58-in-nh
"I'm sorry: did I miss any clichés there?"

His sister said that he was a good man who didn't deserve this.

21 posted on 05/31/2011 8:18:12 AM PDT by BlueLancer (You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going because you might not get there.)
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To: BenLurkin

Real helpful witneses. The suspects left in a dark colored car with a spoiler or a light colored car. I guess it is real hard to tell the difference.


22 posted on 05/31/2011 8:18:12 AM PDT by pas
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To: Poison Pill
North Miami Police said that multiple suspects were possibly seen leaving the scene in a dark colored vehicle with a spoiler on the rear, or a light colored car.
 
This overt racism against vehicles sickens me. WHEN will the media disperse with the bigoty of labeling cars as "colored'?


23 posted on 05/31/2011 8:18:51 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Ahh a classical poet.


24 posted on 05/31/2011 8:18:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To write my name in yellow snow.

I've always been a sucka for the classics.

25 posted on 05/31/2011 8:27:10 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
We're applauding this as poetic justice.
26 posted on 05/31/2011 8:28:52 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Roses are red,
Violets are blue ...”

BAM BAM BAM!

Tupac is dead,
And so are you.


27 posted on 05/31/2011 8:29:29 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: andy58-in-nh

My bitch better have my money
Through rain, sleet, or snow
My whore better have my money
Not half, not some, but all my cash
‘Cause if she don’t,
I’m gonna put my foot dead in her ass.


28 posted on 05/31/2011 8:30:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

The male or female suspects fled in a dark or light colored car that may or may not have had a wing on it. They only thing police in Miami are sure of it was an AK-47 used in the attack.


29 posted on 05/31/2011 8:30:56 AM PDT by shoff (Cuomo is going to change the NY state motto from Excelsior to elixir (cause we bought it)
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To: driftdiver; blam

Ping people when you write them into poetry.


30 posted on 05/31/2011 8:30:57 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: BenLurkin
The pen is mightier than the sword
But it ain't no match for a pistol.

- A. Weisguy

31 posted on 05/31/2011 8:31:14 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: BenLurkin

What a poet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s40TUBATIjQ


32 posted on 05/31/2011 8:31:22 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: BenLurkin

Iambic pentameter meets nine millimeter.


33 posted on 05/31/2011 8:31:28 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: dfwgator; Poison Pill
Perhaps it was the work of the dreaded Haiku Hitman:

Hey, yo: Street Poet
You got my sister pregnant
My gun's loaded, too.

34 posted on 05/31/2011 8:39:01 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: BenLurkin

Somebody in Miami was apparently “waxing” poetic.


35 posted on 05/31/2011 8:52:16 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: BenLurkin

The world’s shortest poem is titled “Fleas” - “Adam had ‘em.”


36 posted on 05/31/2011 8:53:42 AM PDT by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: dainbramaged

I think that honor goes to Ogden Nash’s self titled poem “Terse verse”.


37 posted on 05/31/2011 9:00:05 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: dfwgator

Loved the trophy at the end of that scene!


38 posted on 05/31/2011 9:00:55 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: BenLurkin
multiple suspects were possibly seen leaving the scene in a dark colored vehicle with a spoiler on the rear, or a light colored car.

That narrows it down a lot. Should be easy to find.

39 posted on 05/31/2011 9:07:24 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Cor. 15:1-4 Believe it!)
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To: BenLurkin

There is a great poet - a real one - who lives in Miami. His name is Ricardo Pau-Llosa. I encourage everyone to go to his website.


40 posted on 05/31/2011 9:11:43 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: BenLurkin

“Def Jam? What’s that, a weak cut?”


41 posted on 05/31/2011 9:14:51 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: andy58-in-nh

So instead of going suicidal, he relied upon some other sucker.


42 posted on 05/31/2011 9:16:10 AM PDT by Dratlatl
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To: Joe 6-pack

“I heard Coleridge never went anywhere without his Glock.”

and an albatross on his neck for bling!

Another poet joins the Dead Poet’s Society.


43 posted on 05/31/2011 9:34:26 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Yo! what-a-day! what evil looks
I gots from all my posse!
Instead of grills, and gold and clocks,
I gots the bird...some big-ass albatross-e!


44 posted on 05/31/2011 9:45:07 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL! That’s hilarious!


45 posted on 05/31/2011 9:47:31 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: BenLurkin

They have border checkpoints to make sure no real art makes it into south Florida.

Maybe this guy showed signs of being a true artist, so they offed him.


46 posted on 05/31/2011 9:53:54 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high.')
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To: Responsibility2nd

membership has it's privileges

47 posted on 05/31/2011 12:24:44 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: BenLurkin
“At this time, we don’t have a motive but we can tell you that nothing was taken.

Um, nothing taken . . . , except the man's life!

48 posted on 05/31/2011 1:23:27 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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