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Dead Bombing Suspect

Heavy Into

Hip Hop

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

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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, "Real-hiphop.com."

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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196.

Dre Stacks    

Yall got a lot of ****ing nerve....

463 days ago
197.

JohnLindsay    

Indeed VERY RACIST.

There's always an attempt by Whites...to de-Whiten White suspects...and either Blacken or Arabize them.

Two, when a criminal or suspect is White...there is no attempt to "attach the crime to the character of Whites"...and that's another form of White privilege:

"Anti-racist writer and educator Tim Wise published an essay yesterday that explores White privilege in the context of the bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon.

“Terrorism and Privilege: Understanding the Power of Whiteness,” by Tim Wise.

"White privilege is knowing that even if the bomber turns out to be White, no one will call for Whites to be profiled as terrorists as a result, subjected to special screening, or threatened with deportation.

White privilege is knowing that if the bomber turns out to be White, he or she will be viewed as an exception to an otherwise non-White rule, an aberration, an anomaly, and that he or she will be able to join the ranks of Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols and Ted Kaczynski and Eric Rudolph and Joe Stack and George Metesky and Byron De La Beckwith and Bobby Frank Cherry and Thomas Blanton and......"
For the rest see:
http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/04/tim_wise_on_understanding_the_power_of_whiteness_terrorism_and_privilege.html

463 days ago
198.

ChakaCohen    

No! A 26 year old guy is into hip hop? Next thing you're going to find out is he loves ice cream. Puh-leese.

463 days ago
199.

USA#1    

Not a surprise that coward was a fan of rap and hip hop. This form or entertainment I will call it since it is far from music just perpetuates hate, violence against women, and a quite simply a lack for anything that resembles intelligence or education.

463 days ago
200.

NWX    

SMH blame it on the hip hop! I'm glad even the tmz crowd is smart enough to know this article is pure BS!! I'm guessing he wasn't "Heavy into" the action movies where use of explosives are normal protocol.. This disgusts me

463 days ago
201.

Dre Stacks    

Yall got a lot of ****ing nerve....

463 days ago
202.

J    

TMZ is getting so blatantly racist.

463 days ago
203.

sophiastormy    

Religious how tmz??? That's right radical Islam. Morons.

463 days ago
204.

sophiastormy    

Where tmz, is an article about his radical Islamic roots?? And how bleeding hearts give this a pass in the press.

463 days ago
205.

ylie    

Nice try Harvey, but intelligent Americans see through this bs you're trying to sell. Not only is it disrespectful its distasteful. Americans, black and white, are uniting against violence and terrorism. It would be nice if your site could join us. Smh.

463 days ago
206.

Stacey Robinson    

So will the tv stations start to try to kill off rap music? It wasnt Manson, it wasnt horrorcore music, it was rap. Lets see them spin this into Hip hop creates terrorists .

463 days ago
207.

Steven318    

Smh they try to blame rap for everything

463 days ago
208.

Beans    

**** you tmz dont ****en try blaming this **** on hip hop..R.I.P GURU

463 days ago
209.

H    

Wow!! Y'all are straight clowns for this one!! Please tell me you haven't lost your complete minds?? I guess if Jay can be a communist according to some because he took a trip, the bomber can probably have the link to hip hop since he had an account to some website and
this is the bash hip hop hour!! The new Minstrel show right now!! Clown!!

463 days ago
210.

DOGGIEDOODOO    

WHAT THE HELL. Is the writer of this article on drugs?

463 days ago
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