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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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121.

DJ    

THIS IS BULL**** IM SO TIRED OF PEOPLE TRYING TO ASSOCIATE ANY CRIME WITH MUSIC OR MOVIES OR VIDEO GAMES CANT THERE JUST BE MESSED UP CRAZY PEOPLE

518 days ago
122.

yo    

Really TMZ?! hip hop lyrics are NOT notoriously violent and often DO NOT degrade women. Who ever wrote this article must not listen to hip hop music! Common, NAS, Talib Kweli..etc, that's hip hop and they do nothing but spread good vibes and messages in their music! Dont use HIP HOP as an escape goat for this crisis!

518 days ago
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barcham    

Ask yourself a question? What kind of email address would be the least suspicious for someone like him? Yeah, that's right, one that you would never associate with someone of his beliefs. No one would ever expect him to frequent a site like that or to have an email addy from one.

People like this probably belong to many sites you would never expect them to where they have a private messaging function that is unmonitored and very useful to exchange information through.

518 days ago
124.

joethaplumber    

Ain't nothing to it, "Gangster rap made me do it"... By Ice Cube

518 days ago
125.

rehabluvsme    

WTF does hip-hop have to do with the actions and beliefs of this pycho, deranged, murderer? I've never before seen past terrorists, or any of the f uc k ed up shooters, ever showing a correlation between their actions and hip hop.

518 days ago
126.

luckycat    

HIP HOP IS VILE AND EVIL
HATES GAYS WOMEN AND JEWISH/CHRISTIAN VALUES-SOUNDS LIKE..........
I HOPE THE 72 VIRGINS ARE ALL LESS BEAUTIFUL THAN THE TANNING MOM

518 days ago
127.

dr.shawn benjamin    

THIS IS LAZY JOURNALISM! BUT THEN AGAIN, WE KNOW THAT FOR CENTURIES, LITTLE DICK WHITE MEN HAVE AIMED TO DESTROY THE BLACK RACE BY DESTROYING ANYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH IT. IT HAS'NT WORKED SO FIND ANOTHER HOBBY LOSERS! LOL

518 days ago
128.

Penny    

TMZ STOP trying to make this a black thing. SHAME ON YOU...This is ridiculous!!!

518 days ago
129.

Matt Haugen    

Gangsta rap made me do it - Ice Cube

518 days ago
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dr.shawn benjamin    

LOL THIS IS LAZY JOURNALISM. BUT WE ALL KNOWN THAT FOR CENTURIES, A BUNCH OF LIL DICK WHITE MEN HAD ALWAYS AIMED TO BRING DOWN THE BLACK RACE OR ANYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH IT. IT HASN'T WORKED SO TIME TO FIND ANOTHER HOBBY RETARDS!

518 days ago
131.

Nik    

So are we really tryin to blame this on hip-hop... apparently people dont do their research there are all types of different hip-hop tryin listening to a real lyricist and one would know... hip-hip aint have nothing to do with this... it just crazy brothers thats all...

518 days ago
132.

Manreg    

You all are full of sheet. really hip hop is somehow to blame? What about they are just angry WHITE men!!!

518 days ago
133.

mcf1040    

What a f-ed up tool.

518 days ago
134.

FrankieandLuLu    

really TMZ???? This is something I would expect from FOX NEWS!!! I'm a woman in her 40s and i LOVE hip hop - does that make me a terrorist??? I expected people to blame it on Muslim (even though the violence from this relatively small group of people do not represent the Muslim faith) but hip hop? Really?

518 days ago
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jenna    

tmz are you guys serious?? did you just change staff or something? whats been happening lately--seriously!

518 days ago
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