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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 figured someone black would be blamed for this. I figured it would be the President....but my second choice was rappers. You all are becoming pretty blatant with the racism.

550 days ago


Oh geezzzz, what a ridiculous article! There is a difference between rap & hip hop. Rap is where the more hard core beats and lyrics come in. Hip Hop is way more on the pop genre side.

Besides - this criminal's musical taste has zero to do with his hate crime.

550 days ago


Oh..yes well...that explains everything. If you can't finger the Black guy, finger his music.

550 days ago


What is the writer of this article trying to say? Hiphop or rap made these guys build a bomb and detonate it at the Boston marathon? Oh yeah! TMZ doesn't have any kind of underlying destain for African's at all!

550 days ago


The hip hop industry has nothing to do with their actions,maybe someone need to take a deeper look this whole situation is suspect.

550 days ago



550 days ago


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550 days ago


Hip Hop encourages fantasies of male aggression. The macho posing would appeal to criminals and terrorists, along with the whining about oppression in this land of opportunities. I don't see how hip-hop would coincide with Islam although both favor male dominance and retaliation over real or imagined grievances.

550 days ago

roger ebbert    

I'm sure NWA caused Timothy McVeigh to do what he did also. TMZ just wasn't around back then.

550 days ago

Krank Tech    

Tamerlan's death photos were gruesome, but I have a video full of RAW footage that of the gunfire and or firefight between the police and Tamerlan. *GRAPHIC PHOTOS are displayed!

550 days ago


I just made this account to tell you how ridiculous this is.... Hip Hop creates terrorism? No stupid articles like this cause terrorism. Feeding people misinformation. You have the thinking level of a crack addicted and you probably look like one too. I hope you didn't get paid to write this and if you do I hope someone steals all your money. Hip Hop and these kids do not relate at ALL. That's like white people are racist cause they drink milk. It doesn't make sense. I hope you become obese and you get bad arthritis in your knees so you collapse like the moron you are. You should be ashamed of writing such trash.

550 days ago

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

I'm so relieved that they weren't Ted Nugent fans. Or liked country music. Or Chinese food...

This is really getting dumber by the minute...

549 days ago


Like every other 20 something in this country. So what?

549 days ago


Next thing you know, we'll find out he was into breathing and eating, too!

547 days ago


cool beans love the show

547 days ago
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