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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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LOLOL    

Typical Jews at TMZ and their Journalism.

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Evan Mann    

F W people

499 days ago
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DatKidd    

So what!!!! I listen to HipHop and Rap and you don't see me blowing up cities!!!

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Glenda in Texas    

And....?

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Peter Popoff    

TMZ just when I think your dumb you get dumber and still the gayest

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pseudonym    

They predominantly rap about smoking weed, f*cking b*tchs, and getting money or a combination of the three.

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Money First    

It is very irresponsible and ignorant to report this sick person's love of hip hop when the genre has nothing to do with his actions!!

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Melfolio    

Well Funk Master Flex usually drops bombs on Hot 97

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joethaplumber    

If he is HEAVY INTO HIPHOP then why didn't he rap about his problems? I think he was HEAVY INTO MOSSAD AND ISRAEL at most terrorists are working for mossad just like the ones in the 911 attack and Syria today.

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happypat35    

WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH THE BOMBING HARVEY??????? You're an undercover GAY, RACIST.....

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jess    

Adolf Hitler was a landscape painter...stupid connections TMZ

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Alicia Servin    

This is relevant why smmfh Tmz u never cease to amaze me

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bigbeef    

We should ban hip hop immediately!

499 days ago
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Miss. Priest    

Someone please Swat tmz. Then, blame Harvey and his minions.

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seanmac    

This is the most RIDICULOUS reporting ever.... get a clue...there are people all over the world who listen to hip hop music (and play violent video games and watch violent movies) nd they don't go around killing people....anyone who suggests these things could be at fault are completely ignorant.

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