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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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joethaplumber    

Anti Russianthen he was funded by Israel and mossad. Most bomdings in the world today are backed by the Jews in Attempt to make military gains. Israel is the house of war that the Us built and keeps funded.

451 days ago
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ASH LEE    

SO IRRELEVANT ... wow TMZ is pure bull**** 98% of the time

451 days ago
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WazzJ2013    

This is lame to blame hiphop. How bout trying to put the story about this being a government exercise up? News outlet like this are controlled by the government

451 days ago
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Buggy    

anyone that listens to that crap is psycho -- thugs all of them - worthless pieces of trash that if there were no "hip hop" they'd be nothing but losers (they are anyways)

451 days ago
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Shaunie    

When has a rap artist mentioned bombing a marathon? Connection please

451 days ago
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Justice    

Finally, we are associating HIP HOP with Muslims.

451 days ago
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_Taterman    

Guess congress will need to vote on a bill to ban hip-hop... :-/

451 days ago
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boltman83    

Ban it!!! Hip hop made them do it..

451 days ago
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WazzJ2013    

Hmm, I don't know any African Americans who own Sony, or Interscope,Universal or Atlantic etc. So if hiphop is to blame the caucasion or jewish owners that run hip hop.

451 days ago
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Papichulo168    

If the dude was into gay porn I bet TMZ wouldn't do a story about that.

451 days ago
101.

WazzJ2013    

Why are most of the hip hop artist pictured on this article black? Why isn't Em on here? Why isn't MGK's face on here? Come on maaannnn

451 days ago
102.

Vince    

Well he is right where he belongs.......

451 days ago
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Paisible    

The sensation headline is quite misleading and infers blame. The type of music is NOT responsible for what these people did. This type of reporting seems to allow for the casting of blame except onto those taking the action...and to try to drag in other cultures, subcultures and fans. The line about religious beliefs is contrary to the headline. TMZ - really?!

451 days ago
104.

Cherice    

WELL THIS IS A STUPID STORY....

451 days ago
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notlikeu    

WTF does it matter what he listened to? To even bring that up is very poor news casting and obviously they have nothing important to contribute!

451 days ago
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