Ghostface Killah, Just Blaze & Masta Ace Respond To Colorado Massacre

Three of Hip Hop's finest took to Twitter to respond to the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado.

The world was shocked and saddened when news broke that former PhD student James Eagan Holmes opened fire on a crowded movie theater during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, killing 12  people and injuring dozens more. Now, members of the Hip Hop community respond to the tragedy.

In the wake of yesterday's events, rappers Ghostface Killah and Masta Ace reached out to the victims of the shooting and their families via Twitter to send their prayers and condolences. Producer Just Blaze took a harder line on the issue, hoping that the killer Holmes spend the rest of his life locked "under the jail."

Not happy about the babies being lost. Toronto, Chicago, & Colorado!
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Incident in Colorado movie theater is crazy! And very sad. Pray for the victims and their families.
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Don't believe in the death penalty. But put that dude in Colorado under the jail forever with nothing of the pics of those he killed.
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In related news, HipHopWired recently ran a report giving insight into the shooter Holmes's unstable mindset. According to the story, one of Holmes's neighbors recalls him responding to Lil Wayne song that she had been playing with a racist pejorative.

"[A]nother neighbor, Rachel Reed, 25, recalled seeing Holmes a number of times on the stoop, with his backpack," reads the report. "A couple of months ago she ran into him at the Zephyr, where she had put a Lil Wayne rap song on the jukebox. Holmes disapproved, she said, preferring rock 'n' roll music. He came over and 'made some racially charged comments about rap,' she said."

DX sends its prayers to the victims of the tragedy.

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  • Anonymous

    "Not as inventive as Nolan's previous work Inception" Two totally different movies, but there have been several reviews that said Dark Knight Rises wasn't that good. Expectations are always too high for these kinds of movies, but I think the filmmakers also just see the money side of it and honestly don't care. Either way, they win.

  • Anonymous

    "was a social misfit (had no friends and talked to no one), was an online gamer" Always the quiet one's.

  • Anonymous

    "The Dark Knight Rises kinda sucked" Why did it suck?

    • Doubl Negative

      @Annonymous, this film certainly was a disappointment. Not as inventive as Nolan's previous work Inception, nor as regaling as Dark Knight. Even cutie Anne Hathaway couldn't keep my attention. I enjoyed the demented streak that ran through the original Dark Knight flick, and there's no character in this new piece as memorable as the Joker. This shooting was fucked-up though, I only hope up-coming movies like Gangster Squard, Lawless, Killing Em Softly and Django Unchained remain untampered and violent scenes are not cut as a knee-jerk reaction.

  • Mortis

    A lot of shooting at the Magic Mike movie coming from Frank Ocean's dong

  • Mortis

    Chief Keef got that Bang video. Irresponsible.

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    • Anonymous

      Just stop it. Inform yourself of the facts before you post asinine conspiracies. He had a scholarship and a grant to continue classes and his family is not broke. Do you know how much med school is? Obviously not. The true and undisputed facts here are there is a double standard when it comes to obtaining firearms and ammunition. Some in different states are allowed carte blanc, some are not allowed to even carry so much as a knife. A flag should have went up when he tried to obtain 6000 bullets, but the greed of men only has them questioning the money, and not questioning the intentions of obtaining 6000 rounds, a student trying to to purchase semi automatic weapons and mass amounts of ammo should have alarmed people, especially when the MAILING address is small mileage away from COLUMBINE. Do your research, Obama tried to raise the price on bullets and the HOUSE blocked it.

  • Jack Compton

    Tie him to a stake and burn him to death. He deserves agony.

    • Anonymous

      lol.. the afterlife.. get real man. aint nothing there after u die.

    • AV

      even a slow painful death lasting a few min wouldn't mirror the LIFELONG agony inflicted upon the victims' families... he'll def get what he deserves in the afterlife, if not in this life.

  • So Icy Boi!

    ma new studio album The Killing Joke is comin in August niggas. first single JOKER (feat. Waka Flocka and Gucc Mane) comin next week. hip hop is back! swag

    • Anonymous

      This is true because it's been reported that this man was a social misfit (had no friends and talked to no one), was an online gamer, and had harsh, racial words when it came to a Wayne song which that moron So Icy claims to love. But that moron actually said he's "inspired" when Homeland Security is online making sure there are no copycats in waiting.

    • BGG

      it's ppl like u that sit at your computer all day in a secluded lil room who end up committing horrific crimes like these...take some advice and go out and meet some friends before you end up fucked up in the head like these ppl

  • So Icy Boi!

    damn dis shit inspired me. I push back ma rock mixtape an I gonna release a free internet album The Killing Joke. swag

  • Sonny Rene

    I think the fucked up psycho who did this doesn't deserve to live. OFF WITH HIS HEAD!

  • Anonymous

    Stupid Americans, just outlaw guns like every other Western nation which doesn't have massacres.

    • Anonymous

      the information about that is down below...must be the same person looking to rile up the masses...

    • DL Dub

      Didnt someone in norway kill like 92 people? And weren't like 60 of em kids? Yeah it only happens in america.... I see stupid also exists in the rest of thoe western countries as well...

  • Jazzman

    Man, this is such a pointless news report, like the world is desperate to hear what Ghostface Killah thinks of a massacre in a movie theater which is completely non-rap related.

  • Anonymous

    ahh dont turn this into a fukin hip hop debate! blaming it on rap music! aint that some shit!

  • Anonymous

    Dumb american bastards, and their relaxed gun laws. Pity one of the most intelligent nations have little to no common sense regarding guns. Every other western nation doesn't seem to have as big of a problem when it comes to these types of situations.

    • Anonymous

      "Every other western nation doesn't seem to have as big of a problem when it comes to these types of situations." "Norway is preparing to commemorate one year since 77 people were killed and 242 hurt in gun and bomb attacks in Oslo and on the island of Utoeya." ^ glad I'm not the only one who sees this as being somewhat of a copycat performance.

    • Anonymous


  • jester

    Why did the bastard have to taint Nolan's masterpiece couldn't he wait for Twilight!!!

    • Anonymous

      stfu dude, this is not something to be cracking jokes about by the way, The Dark Knight Rises kinda sucked

  • Anonymous

    i think what everyone really wants to know is what does ja rule think about all of this? WHERE IS JA????

  • milehighkid303

    I was down near Aurora that night and was at the Batman midnight showing. Was NO joke, there was mad traffic police and ambulances EVERYWHERE and folks were hysterical. I know violence is everywhere, my REAL concern lies within how this country percieves OUR GOD n Lord Jesus Christ. I remember people saying, "If God soooo good why He do this, or allow that!?" or "He allows and creates Sin", it just shows how deprived our society TRULY is and how BADLY we NEED to believe and be CONVINCED that there is a living Soverign Lord. RIP to the victims and may God have mercy on the families as well as that James Holmes man, the WORD teaches forgiveness yall, NEVER EVER forget that, because YOU have been forgiven.....

    • FYI

      FYI...The Quran testifies as Jesus being a prophet of God, not his son. Just saying.

    • Anonymous

      He's right, leave the Bible out of this. Because others may have different views doesn't mean we ALL cannot show compassion for this massacre? Think about what you are doing right now.

    • milehighkid303

      N just FYI even the Quran testifies as Jesus being God's son. My brother I strongly caution you on the line you're treading on, and the way YOU precieve God's word, you are like SO many who claim the Bible has been altered. At the END OF THE DAY only GOD knows, but guess what, my FAITH provides my beliefs and I'm not pushing an agenda, I'm relaying what I've read, studied, and been tau

    • milehighkid303

      Read Romans and then come back and read what you said. Your wrong. Paul writes it in Romans. Thanks bro, you just PROVED my point.

    • El Negro

      Listen man not everyone believes in Jesus Christ but MOST of the planet believe in God so leave all of that OUR Lord and saviour crap out of it because Jesus is not the Son of God and he's not God. The Bible NEVER says he's the son of God besides John 3:16 which was put in the Bible LATER on and taken out of some Bibles because it's not true. God has no sons and even so to think so is sexist because why couldn't he have sent a woman? Jesus NEVER in the Bible said I am God or the Son of God he calls himself the Son of Man and plus the Son of God title is a title used plenty of times relating to other men like David was called the only begotten Son or read Luke 3:38 where Adam was called the Son of god. It's just a title not mean to be literal. SMH!

  • Idea86

    Kill that mother fucker !!!! He doesnt deserve to live ...

  • Anonymous

    The shooter said he was The Joker. Totally deranged and delusional, so forget locking him up forever. That's not suitable justice. The DP is because there's no coming back from it. It ends this tragic story.

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