Skip to comments.Chicago hip-hop war of words turns violent (murder rate up 38%)
Posted on 09/06/2012 7:14:11 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Chicagos 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 years 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 Jojos death: Its 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 Jojos 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 (Ill) smack him.
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I'd say, a little too much community organizing going on....
Hip-hop culture, while having some good points, is largely a cultural disaster for these here United States.
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?
Nothing that a little midnight basketball and a candlelight vigil peace march won’t fix.
Somehow....White folks will get blamed for this
Rap/Hip Hop kills a lot more blacks than any group of white folks ever did
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.