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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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61.

Miss CeeCee    

Seriously?!?!?! Who gives a damn that this man listened to hip hop music!!! This coward has damaged many lives and has my city on lockdown!!! We are scared to leave our homes and all you can report is that he likes hip hop?!?!?!?!?!?! Get it together TMZ, Boston is being attacked by an idiot, it doesn't matter what type of music he enjoyed. It influences nothing!

559 days ago
62.

Cherie    

Craziest sh** I heard all day!

559 days ago
63.

Josefa Quiles    

So does EVERY other kind of MUSIC. Get over yourself PPL/TMZ

559 days ago
64.

buggsy16341    

Whoooaaa! Islamic fanaticism and hip hop go hand in hand now?? Makes so much sense. Talk about a bunch of idiots high on weed typing bullsh... Stay in your lane and Stick to made up funny stories about celebrities leave the heavy duty stuff to real news sites

559 days ago
65.

kgbjay    

People need to shut up. They are simply giving information about them. So they happen to like hiphop. Its just insight on who these people are. Stop throwing racism and **** out there for nothing. If they liked country music instead not a single soul would say omg yeah the white man teaches bomb making blah blah blah. Like shut up with this garbage that anything that can be related to blacks is racism. Its simply info on who this people were... relax...

559 days ago
66.

NOT ELMO    

They were Born Russian Citizens so They are Russians The same way when a Person is Born in Puerto Rico is a USA Citizen even though Puerto Rico is NOT a USA State But it is a USA Territory. ------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chechnya -------------- To Further Answer You, i was Born in The Canary Islands and i am a SPAIN Citizen even though The Canary Islands is only a Territory Of SPAIN. ------ The Same goes for CHECHENS.------ They are RUSSIAN Citizens By Birth...

559 days ago
67.

Cricket    

This is unnecessary info. You're creating martyrdom that is appealing to their associates and like minded idiots.

559 days ago
68.

Amber    

Ummm HIP HOP is not only for Black Folks! I'm white and I bump that ****!

559 days ago
69.

LOLOL    

Oh god, really TMZ.

559 days ago
70.

UNBorn    

Ok, well if that is the case, I'm sure most of the crooked cops out there listen to country music. Are you going to make that a news story? If they ever watched your show, could it be implicated that their bad taste in TV was a contributing factor? STOP IT!

559 days ago
71.

heffa    

"And they blame it on Marilyn/ And the heroin/ And where were the parents at?" -- Eminem

559 days ago
72.

kgbjay    

Chechnya is a territory of Russia but one that has a history of terrorism and violense. They are ethically different from Russians and want to form their own country. Calling these people Russian is ignorant as chechens are chechens they would call themselves chechens not a Russian. Dont talk if you have no clue about that part of the world and you just Wikipedia Chechnya.

559 days ago
73.

Cherie    

I hate that all us white people get blamed for these stupid comments! Dont take it out on all of us, we are ALL not that stupid to believe rap made somebody blow people up!

559 days ago
74.

Dee    

Hip hop isn't as violent as it was in the 90's & l loved it. The suspects made their choice for whatever their reason is or was & has nothing to do with music! The music doesn't teach how to make bombs.

559 days ago
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Athena    

This is just DUMB, irrelevant and borderline irresponsible.

559 days ago
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