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  • The Strange Realities of Chicago’s Gang Wars

    02/01/2018 6:12:33 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 15 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 2/1/18 | Patrick Burke
    The typical explanation for Chicago’s gang violence is as follows. Young gang members in small, disorganized cliques shoot each other over petty personal feuds that they play out on social media with the hope of gaining street notoriety and possibly fame as a rapper. This type of killing came into vogue in 2012 when a rapper and Gangster Disciples gang-member Lil Jo Jo was killed after making a music video threatening to kill members of rapper Chief Keef’s Black Disciples clique. Lil Jo Jo’s video was a response to Keef’s “3hunna” music video in which he disses the Gangster Disciples....
  • Report: Bay Area rapper shot dead in East Oakland

    02/02/2015 11:26:16 PM PST · by csvset · 27 replies
    Sfgate ^ | February 2, 2015 | Henry Lee
    <p>A Bay Area rapper was shot and killed Monday night in East Oakland, according to police and a media report.</p> <p>Dominic Newton, 37, better known by his stage name “The Jacka,” was killed in the shooting at 94th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard about 8:15 p.m., KPIX-TV reported.</p>
  • Rapper Tiny Doo facing long prison sentence over lyrics

    01/23/2015 11:26:25 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/23/2015 | Emma Lacey-Bordeaux
    Song lyrics that glorify violence are hardly uncommon. But a prosecutor in California says one rapper's violent lyrics go beyond creative license to conspiracy. San Diego-based rapper Tiny Doo has already spent eight months in prison, and faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted under a little-known California statute that makes it illegal to benefit from gang activities. The statute in question is California Penal Code 182.5. The code makes it a felony for anyone to participate in a criminal street gang, have knowledge that a street gang has engaged in criminal activity, or benefit from that activity....
  • Aspiring Rapper [Marine] Fatally Shot in Las Vegas Suite

    05/17/2014 7:42:01 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    ABC ^ | May 17, 2014
    Police were searching for leads Saturday in the shooting death of an aspiring rapper in a posh suite at a Las Vegas resort. Police say Evan Plunkett, who performed under the name "Hollywood Will," was shot in the chest after a fight erupted between him and three other men during a party in the Palms Casino Resort's Fantasy Tower. Others involved in the Thursday night fight fled the suite before police arrived, and no arrests have been made, investigators said. About 40 to 50 people attended the party. A music video was being filmed in the suite when an argument...
  • Charles Barkley: 'Thug,' 'Street Cred' New 'N-words'

    02/24/2014 12:34:28 PM PST · by chessplayer · 101 replies
    NBA Hall of Famer and TNT commentator Charles Barkley said on Friday that he believes "thug" and "street cred" are racial slurs that are equivalent to the "N-word."
  • For “Street Cred” – Watch, Listen and view the ideology of the media reporters ... DC Metro

    12/10/2012 12:04:57 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 10, 2012 | Sundance
    ….”robberies and a rowdy brawl went down“, that’s what the reporter said. Another said “this video is alarming“…. “the 44th street crew, gangs up on two female passengers to steal their iphones“… The thugs took trophy video of the assault/robbery and posted it for bragging rights and “street cred” on their FaceBook page. Watch how the media make particular attention to avoid the obvious. The attackers were all black, and the two women attacked were white….. Hmmm? The knock out game – Thrill kills - Flash mobs – Subway passengers pushed onto the tracks - Street cred - Violence –...
  • Narco rappers earn cred with songs of death (rap music funded by drug cartels)

    06/23/2010 12:38:08 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | June 23, 2010 11:40 a.m. EDT | Karl Penhaul
    ...Cano tells me they compose many of their songs by special request... "With some of the songs, they send me lists and they ask for a song about this and that and we do it. But I don't anything about how the narcos work," Cano grins. And he's certainly not about to tell me who "they" are. But listen to the music and it's clear. "They" are members of the Gulf Cartel. Since the start of this year, the Gulf Cartel has been fighting its former hit squad, the Zetas, for control of Reynosa and a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico...
  • Blundering Afghan suicide bomber blows up 6 militants

    03/26/2009 2:18:40 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 95 replies · 3,018+ views
    Blundering Afghan suicide bomber blows up 6 militants Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:58am EDT KABUL, March 26 (Reuters) - A would-be suicide bomber accidentally blew himself up on Thursday, killing six other militants as he was bidding them farewell to leave for his intended target, the Interior Ministry said. "The terrorist was on his way to his destination and saying good-bye to his associates and then his suicide vest exploded," a statement from the ministry said. Taliban-led attacks in Afghanistan have escalated in the past year with suicide and roadside bombings insurgents' weapons of choice. The incident happened in Helmand...
  • A Latino star shines less brightly

    07/06/2007 8:48:20 AM PDT · by Smogger · 99 replies · 2,531+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/6/2006 | Maria L. La Ganga and Sam Quinones
    Felipe Mares groped for words Thursday morning as he tried to explain his complicated feelings about the mayor he voted for with such high hopes just two years ago. "I feel like a kid. I'm confused," said the Boyle Heights jewelry store owner, lamenting recent revelations of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's affair with a Telemundo newscaster. Villaraigosa is "a person in a very important position," Mares said. "I think it's embarrassing. It's not supposed to be like that. He's supposed to be pro-family." Over the last decade, the city's government has finally started to reflect its demographics. Los Angeles, with a...
  • Lil' Kim to be released from prison

    06/29/2006 9:07:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies · 412+ views
    YAHOOOoooooooo ^ | 1 hour, 2 minutes ago
    NEW YORK - Lil' Kim says she'll be celebrating Independence Day early this year. The rapper, who was sentenced in September to a year and a day in prison for lying about a shootout outside a hip-hop radio station, is being released Monday, the day before July Fourth. "I am thrilled to be coming home," Lil' Kim said Thursday in a statement issued by her publicist, Tracy Nguyen. "I thank all my fans for all their letters, as well as my family and friends for all their support throughout the past 10 months." The entertainer, whose real name is Kimberly...
  • Another shooting outside 'Hot 97' radio station

    04/27/2006 7:56:16 PM PDT · by zaxxon · 19 replies · 817+ views
    WABC/New York ^ | April 27, 2006 | n/a
    A Brooklyn rapper was shot when gunfire erupted outside the studios of the troubled Hot 97 radio station in the West Village and then went inside to sit for an interview. Police say 28-year-old Jamal Wollard, who goes by the rap name Gravy, was hit by one bullet as he arrived at the station on Hudson Street just after 9:30 p.m. Wollard arrived with a large entourage of about 30 cheering people wearing T-shirts with his name on it. But then the gunfire erupted, and the people began screaming and running for their lives. Eyewitness News has learned at least...
  • New Court Woe For Rapper Lil' Kim (Poor Lil' Thug)

    05/04/2005 3:05:05 AM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 11 replies · 5,946+ views
    BBC ^ | May 4, 2005 | BBC
    Rap star Lil' Kim, convicted of perjury and conspiracy in March, now faces new claims of non-payment and intimidation. Anthony Jeffries and Vincent Hart, both 23, claim she failed to pay them for songwriting and performing services on her 2003 CD La Bella Mafia. They say the only payment they received was two pieces of jewellery that Lil' Kim later demanded back, threatening physical violence if they refused. The Grammy-winning artist's lawyer has denied the allegations. "They were paid by Atlantic Records," said her lawyer L Londell McMillan. "They had a falling out and now they've filed a frivolous and...
  • Rapper Makes Video While In Jail Awaiting Murder Trial

    02/26/2005 11:10:26 AM PST · by deepFR · 10 replies · 813+ views ^ | February 25, 2005 |
    Sheriff Harry Lee Furious UPDATED: 8:53 am EST February 25, 2005 GRETNA, La. -- Rapper C-Murder, in jail in the New Orleans, La., area awaiting a murder trial, has angered the local sheriff with his plans to release a music video and compact disc, parts of which were recorded behind bars. "I'm angry," said Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee. "I'm angry because I trusted people, and they sandbagged me." The rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, has been in the Jefferson Parish jail for more than three years, facing a second-degree murder charge in the killing of a 16-year-old...