Skip to comments.Teen killed in weekend city shooting was an aspiring rapper (Six others also shot)
Posted on 08/27/2013 7:57:23 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
Fifteen-year-old Deshaun Jones had spent much of the summer hanging out in the neighborhood where he died last weekend, gunned down as he sat on a porch just before his first day at Frederick Douglass High School.
The teen was among seven people shot in a single incident Saturday in Franklin Square. On Monday, when he was to have begun his freshman year, red, white and blue balloons were left at the shooting scene, along with a stuffed toy animal. The other victims all adults are expected to survive.
Jones was an aspiring rapper who went by the name Lor D'Shaun. "His biggest dream was to make it. To move out of this 'hood," said his mother, Shanika Harris.
In one song, he says, "At a young age you turn into a man out here/Cuz these n----s on the street don't play out here."
In another track, he sounds a combative message. He waves around a gun in a video called "Bodie 'Em" and taunts his rivals. "Run up on them with that Ruger/they don't even know who did it/hit the target, hit the witness/I ain't trying see the prisons."
Harris said her son had never been violent, but he wrote about a subject that hit close to home.
"It was like re-enacting life, what he saw in the neighborhood," she said of her son's lyrics.
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I am thinking he’s Jewish...
“Aspiring rapper”. Is this a ‘piss-take’? (To quote my UK brethren)
apparently not. Lots of expiring rappers out thar.
‘Aspiring rapper’. LOL!
Life imitates art and sometimes it seems kills the artist.
Music and video production classes? In high school?!?!? WHF ever happened to English, Algebra, Biology, History, and so on? Hell's bells...it's no wonder stupid-a** college freshmen have to take remedial classes; they're learning bullsh*t in high school!
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Aw! He was just turning his life around!
They have those video and production classes to amuse the inmates. Keep them coming to school for the money. They care not that there are few jobs for them..or that they still can’t read, write or figure.
Yup.Bullrt probably spun him real good.
‘he spent much of the summer hanging out in the hood’
I spent most of the summer of my 15th year hanging out at the post commissary breaking down boxes and corralling/cleaning shopping carts. And mowing yards.
Deshaun sounds like just another dark complected deadhead and useless eater. And that rap s*** doesn’t even rhyme.
There it is. Another young life wasted by black culture.
Don’t jump the rest of us and you might make it to 16.
No “he was a good kid who was turning his life around...”?
It seems if you are young, male, unemployed and unemployable, getting money by activties on teh wrong side of the law... Then the PC thing for the MSM to say is that you are an “aspiring rapper.” That’s the code word for punk without prospects.
They’re ALL aspiring rappers, or basketball players.
Yet another “expiring rapper”?
Apostrophe, Man! Don’t forget the Apostrophe! It’s “D’Shaun.”
I find it odd that one seldom reads an article such as this in which the involved “youth” bears the same surname as his mother.
this surely should be a clue to MOST readers as to the CAUSE of all this out of control behavior
He was “turning his life around”, “looking forward to college”.
The gunfire broke out after a conflict over a dice game, police said.
“Theyre ALL aspiring rappers, or basketball players”
Or Graffiti Artists. So much this culture has to contribute to the benefit of society. /s
You know what? I don’t care.
i think it should be expiring rapper. lots of rappers do this, a hazard of the bizniz.
can’t spell crap without rap.
well you can tell they were raised to get violent over only very serious matters. good job half awake mom and twelve different male sex partners.
I thought it was Duh'Shaun.
Nice to know that he was reaching for the stars with a career as a c'rapper. What a talent . . . come up with a bunch of semi-rhyming, semi-understandable phrases put to the same beat as a square dance caller, hold your hands out with your fingers spread, hunch over like quasi-modo, jump around like a damn fool, and turn your ballcap backwards.
Golly . . . what a talent. Wish I could do da'! Bu' ah' can't, nowhaahmean? Ahm' whaht!
Do you think this kid ever had a man in his life to offer him the same choices you had?
Do you think in his neighborhood people hire kids to mow lawns?
Do you think any man in his life role modeled for him, going to a job everyday, or gave him advice and a ride to go submit job applications and transportation to that job?
This boy knew he was outside, looking in, and RAP was apparently the only social medium he knew to express it
Until these “single mothers” and “baby mamas” get a clue about what they have done by their decisions to hook up with unworthy men, and get their kids outa dodge city, this is not going to change
Did you read where “hundreds of police” were deployed to that neighborhood that night?
This is a sad sad story on so many angles
His ambitions were NOT stellar, but he was innocently sitting on his own front porch or stoop or whatever its called.
Aspiring doctor? Engineer? Scientist?
Nope. Aspiring rapper.
What a tragedy.
It’s sad when a kid this young dies, in part, because he was steered so wrong in life. Inner city black culture is a culture that both tolerates and glorifies violence more than others. Sorry if that is racist.
Ars longa, vita brevis bra.
>>Apostrophe, Man! Dont forget the Apostrophe! Its DShaun.<<
Where have all the rappers gone, long time passing?
Where have all the rappers gone, long time ago?
Where have all the rappers gone?
Other rappers shot them everyone.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?