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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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Daveodog    

WTF does this have to do with hip hop?! You wrong TMZ, really wrong to post this!

518 days ago
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Mrexclusive706    

Tmz you just gave every ignorant person a reason to leave a racist comment about this post

518 days ago
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PC    

Look at the most horrendous crimes out there, committed by individuals who have high IQ's. If you are rotten from the core, you are rotten from the core. It doesn't matter what color of skin you have, what music genre you chose to listen to or what video games you play.

518 days ago
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joethaplumber    

Hip-hop teaches you how to make bombs now? Why don't I ever see and black bombers then? Jihad is something white people exploited to keep Russia out of Afghanistan. NOW THEY ARE BLAMING A MUSIC GENRE THAT TMZ EXPLOITS EVERYDAY FOR NEWS!

518 days ago
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flyskimmer    

You people at tmz are reckless. Regardless about how I feel about rap music, which i do not care for, that has absolutely no bearing on this case. You should be ashamed of yourselves for such ignorant reporting. Dont you have other crap to write about? I come here for the dick jokes,and never expect "journalism"

518 days ago
51.

NOT ELMO    

Dead Bombing Suspect
Heavy Into
Hip Hop........................I am NOT Surprised !...

518 days ago
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roqboy    

Pulitzer prize winning journalism TMZ. These tragedies have everything to do with Hip hop just like the Columbine tragedies occurred because of Rock. I hope you violently step on a LEGO piece barefoot Harvey.

518 days ago
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joethaplumber    

Hip-hop teaches you how to make bombs now? Why don't I ever see any African American bombers then? Jihad is something white people exploited to keep Russia out of Afghanistan. NOW THEY ARE BLAMING A MUSIC GENRE THAT TMZ EXPLOITS EVERYDAY FOR NEWS! I think the Jewish mossad and Saudi's are behind most USA bombings. I THINK THE JEWS ARE BEHIND IT AS USUAL.

518 days ago
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nature30    

I forgot Ti, swizz beats, krs-1 and jadakiss taught muslims how to build bombs, lmao anything to make the BLACK MAN accountable for something, keep us out of this one IDIOTS!!!!

518 days ago
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lou    

Really Tmz really? Hip hop teaches bomb making please the whole staff needs a lesson in journalism asap

518 days ago
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firebaby    

omg those poor, poor white russian boys... they had their minds tainted by *gasp* islam AND hip hop!!! if only the muslims and the blacks hadn't gotten to them, they'd still be the sane, productive, lily white harmless ruskies we all knew they were....

(lemme include a *rolls eyes* in case some retard doesn't get it).....

518 days ago
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mochamazing    

I've yet to hear a rapper talk about bombing. So what he listened to it, it did not make him build a bomb & kill innocent people. GTFOH with that ish

518 days ago
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DrPeppa    

What the hell does that have to do with anything... You're blaming hip-hop? That's the epitome of stupidity! #shamefulreporting

518 days ago
59.

BaddieBrit    

Reaching !!!!!!!!

518 days ago
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Josefa Quiles    

SO does EVERY other kind of MUSIC...........Get over it people, Now you have gone RACIST. WTF

518 days ago
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