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Chicago hip-hop war of words turns violent (murder rate up 38%)
Chicago Tribune ^ | September 6, 2012 | Greg Kot

Posted on 09/06/2012 7:14:11 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Chicago’s hip-hop community is in a war of words that has escalated into violence, with the shooting death of a teenage rapper.

Tuesday was another night, another homicide in a year in which hundreds of Chicagoans have been gunned down; the murder rate for the year’s first half is up an alarming 38 percent over last year. This time the victim was Joseph Coleman (18-year-old rapper Lil Jojo). The bicycle-riding teen was slain by a drive-by shooter in his South Side Englewood neighborhood.

His death starkly punctuated a gang-related war of words and music between Jojo and rapper Lil Reese, associated with the biggest new star in Chicago hip-hop, Chief Keef. Jojo recently released a song on-line, “3hunna K” that mocked Reese, Keef and their “300 squad,” which is associated with a street gang.

Keef took to his Twitter account Wednesday to respond to Jojo’s death: “It’s sad cus … Jojo wanted to be just like us #LMAO” (Internet slang for “laughing my ass off"). Chicago police are reportedly investigating a possible connection between the comments and Jojo’s death.

On Wednesday, Keef went after another Chicago hip-hop artist, Lupe Fiasco, on Twitter. He called Fiasco a “hoe” among other epithets and vowed that when “I see him (I’ll) smack him.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: chicagocrime; chicagogangs; chicagoviolence; culture; entertainment; hiphopwar; innercity; violence
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Sounds like they need a community organizer...

I'd say, a little too much community organizing going on....

21 posted on 09/06/2012 7:43:48 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hip-hop culture, while having some good points, is largely a cultural disaster for these here United States.

22 posted on 09/06/2012 7:45:52 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Those Budweiser ads, featuring Jay Z, talking about how music brings different cultures together, and all that BS, make me sick.

Does anyone actually read the lyrics to a typical Jay Z song?

23 posted on 09/06/2012 7:49:26 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: ScottinVA
that's the only way it will go down...
24 posted on 09/06/2012 7:52:34 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Nothing that a little midnight basketball and a candlelight vigil peace march won’t fix.

25 posted on 09/06/2012 8:11:54 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All

Somehow....White folks will get blamed for this

Rap/Hip Hop kills a lot more blacks than any group of white folks ever did

26 posted on 09/06/2012 10:04:52 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (The DNC Convention is like the Nuremburg Rallies for non-white folks)
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To: Kenton

I have empathy for the conservatives that are stuck living in that cesspool, but I couldn’t care less about the rest of that trash.

27 posted on 09/06/2012 10:28:58 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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