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Dead Bombing Suspect

Heavy Into

Hip Hop

4/19/2013 9:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The older brother who was killed and suspected in the Boston bombings was deep into hip hop, and it appears he belonged to a fan website that touted that genre of music.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev has an email associated with the website, ""

The site provides information about hip hop artists and upcoming DVD releases.

What's interesting ... hip hop lyrics are notoriously violent and often degrading to women.  Tamerlan Tsarnaev has a boxing profile in which he says he doesn't take his shirt off much because he doesn't want women to get bad ideas, adding, "I'm very religious."  This statement is significantly more conservative than the hip hop genre.


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I'm sure listening to hip-hop had more to do with his behavior than the fact that most Chechens are Sunni Muslim.

552 days ago


Its Obamas fault!!

552 days ago


WTF does hip-hop have to do with the actions and beliefs of this pycho, deranged, murderer? I've never before seen past terrorists, or any of the f uc k ed up shooters, ever show a correlation between their actions and hip hop.

552 days ago


I never understand how some of these terrorists live here, work here, go to school here, but hate it here. The normal reaction would be to move away, not blow something up. Taking in everything this country has to offer and then claiming you don't agree with its values is the absolute height of idiocy.

552 days ago


Wow Realy? Hip Hop did it?

552 days ago


so you guys are blaming hip hop for what this guy has done? get a life TMZ...

552 days ago


TMZ you should be ashamed of yourself trying to blame black or hip hop for those people actions. HIPHOP had nothing to do with those men wanting to kill innocent people they were just angry and evil people simple as that.

552 days ago


I can't believe this is a story! TMZ is really trying to put a correlation between the two by saying "what's interesting...hip hop lyrics are notoriously violent.." AND?!?!?! TMZ please just stick to reporting on the shana****ns of celebrities. Your journalism ethics are not up to par.

552 days ago


So now you wanna blame hip hop music for what happened? NO! Hip Hop music can be violent but that's how it was from the start and that should never be allowed to be used as an excuse.

552 days ago


TMZ Are you guys serious? No wonder the African American community gets upset, Who cares what kind of music he listened to. He obviously was filled with hate... everyone wants to ban guns but guns don't kill people, people kill people. Now we have another excuse to blame terrorism on the music... LAMEO"S....SMH.

552 days ago


TMZ is racist and this article will always prove it! Never forget!

552 days ago


whats takeing so long to bring in the second guy?
where is he> the media isn't telling us what happened
after he ran over his brother. Mybe he ran him over trying to get the ied to go off. he well proably comint suiced befor cops can bring him in.
cops should round up his family memebrs and hold a gun to their head until the guy truns himself in.
Going dorr to door is a waste of time.
get his family memebrs in custody and use it as leverage to bring the guy in .He wa suspet about his brother he would be uspet if other family memebrs were being held.whereever he is he is planning to blow himself up .People in boston stay inside!
His uncle did more damge than good by calling him a loser. Now that thekid is feeling like he de-famed his family he has no reason to come in alive.
Police should dangle his other family memebrs inf ront of cameras with guns pointed at theirheads.
he blew up americans now were gonna blow up your whole family. Get a negotiator to talk to the guy threw media to bring himself in peacfuly.
we need that guy to trun himself in so peole in boston can come out of their homes. eventauly they well need supplys.

552 days ago


Racist idiots! Low-life piece of crap site! I hope you fall and fall hard! Membership ends today for me on this site!

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552 days ago


HIs aunt was on TV saying the pics were staged but they have pics of him right nexted to the little boy he blew up and also his brother had explosives on him.
The aunt sounded crazy just like the uncle did.
he is realtives aren't doing him any favors. That whole family is major messed up!
I dotn see how he got away last night
how did he get away with so much police
the aunt must not have heard the report the boys admitted to the person they car jacked that they were the bombers.
stupied muslim Russians all go to hell;.

552 days ago
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