T.I. Chastises Media For Connecting Boston Marathon Bombing To Hip Hop

T.I. says Hip Hop isn't "about hurting innocent people."

One of the many reports that have come out in the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombing last week was the fact that bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev often visited Real-HipHop.com, even having an email address associated with the website.

While various media outlets have used the connection to infer that Hip Hop may have played a role in Tsarnaev's actions, T.I. dismisses that notion.

"Hip Hop narrates the activity and conditions of our culture," said Tip to TMZ. "It doesn't create them."

"Hip hop ain't never been about hurting innocent people," he continued, adding that the bombing "was a horrible tragedy and my prayers go out to the families involved."

Interestingly, TMZ had reported earlier in the week that Tsarnaev was "heavy into Hip Hop," drawing the very connection that upset T.I. in the first place.

Tamerlan's younger brother Dzhokhar, the other suspect in the bombings, was captured alive on Friday (April 19th).

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144 Comments

  • Anonymous

    "And as I said, while cornballs like you are worried about LA's gang problem heinous crimes are being done by your suburban neighbors who have more access to the guns you clowns are worried the urban kids will have" None of my neighbors are shooting up movie theatres or schools, but all I see when I turn on the news are black losers like you killing people on street corners, and selling drugs cause you're too chicken shit to go out and get a real job.

  • Anonymous

    Your comebacks are about as funny as a Wayans Brother movie. As for the teens you're trying so desperately to save, fact is you aren't God. You probably feel so bad about your wretched childhood, you hand pick the most vanilla cases you can find so you can make yourself look like a savior to these kids. It's a shame, but if that's your life, then enjoy stroking your ego.

  • Anonymous

    "Hip Hop narrates the activity and conditions of our culture, said Tip to TMZ.... It doesn't create them" No Tip, but you exaggerate them to the extent where kids can get the wrong messages and sometimes take them to heart.

  • MIO

    Ja Rule Next Album - titled "Fuck Fame" Track list 1.King Of The Nile - Ft Chrisette Michele prod by. Cool & dre ) 2. I'm Back (Produced By. Kanye West) 3. My Brother's Keeper - Ja Rule Ft Rick Ross (produced by. 7) 4. Freedom - Ja Rule ft. The Dream (produced by. Chink Santana) 5. What We Gon' Do (produced by. Street Runners) 6. Prime Time- Ja Rule Ft Jay Z & DMX ( produced by. Irv Gotti ) 7. All Of This - Ja Rule Ft Drake (Produced by. Noah "40") 8. The Rules (Produced By. Just Blaze) 9. Let's Do It (Produced By Swizz Beatz) 10. My Baby Ft Ashanti ( Produced By. 7) 11. Dangerous Minds Ft Asap Rocky ( Produced by. Hit Boy ) 12. The World Ft. Scarface & Nas & Jadakiss(Produced by. Irv ) 13. No Limit ( Produced by Justice L.E.A.G.U.E ) 14. Big Remo Skit 2013 15. On The Run Ft Fat Joe & N.O.R.E ( produced by. 7) 16. F**k Fame (produced by. No I.D) 17. Our Life Feat. Mary J Blige( produced by. 7) 18. Ride With Me (produced by. Irv) 19. My Dreams ft LLoyd ,Black Child , Cadillac Tah, Vita , Charlie Baltimore & Ashanti ( produced by. Malay .Get Ready "Fuck Fame" FreeJa.

  • Anonymous

    Since you're getting your Jesse Jackson on do explain the extent of your work with troubled teens. That sounds so cliche BTW, like some after school special airing on BET. Society doesn't solve its problems by going door to door listening to parents deny that their little angels are in gangs, or capable of bringing a gun to school. I bet every night you give yourself a mean pat on the back for a job well done. Good ole Donnis Mac has saved another bunch of kids from a life of crime and wandering the streets looking for a purse to snatch lol I could go on, but frankly your a joke. Your efforts are a joke, and if you felt content with your calling, you wouldn't come on here acting like a caged animal. You'd be able to handle an opinion instead of allowing it to own you.

    • donnis mac

      Sounds like you typed that with glo-sticks and a feather in your ear. Actually, one of them is a white kid who was too busy getting high, mom is a principal, dad is a dentist. He'll be one of those who will be in your circle and laugh at how silly and demented you truly are while watching you perform your farce. Another just didn't take the divorce well and was acting out, but we'll observe how you swore they were some ghetto Black n*gg#r kids. You would of had those white kids all screwed up, looking at you like you're the omnipotent one and you're really a soggy bag of sh@t. Thanks for letting US know your TRUE NATURE, btw. You're VISIBLE, ANONYMOUS. loL

    • Anonymous

      The fuck are you talkin' 'bout son? Talk about JA RULE, like the rest of the world.

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    "is telling me I should be worried about LA gangs" Show me where I said your sheltered butt shouldn't come to L.A.

  • Anonymous

    "I've been telling y'all I do volunteer work with troubled teens, I deal with their parents" My condolences to those parents who don't know what a two faced pyscho you really are.

  • donnis mac

    "In fact their massacres most often times could have been avoided if someone had just spoken up, or god forbid the parent doing something to help before they reached the breaking point" ^ loL You're the first one to turn up your nose and talk sh@tloads of misinformation to kids. You don't even tell your brethren to cut it out on this site. Stop it hypocrite. I've even told you to go get some help, a GROWN man doesn't spew gossip, hatred, and opinionated nonsense to gullible kids. I've been telling y'all I do volunteer work with troubled teens, I deal with their parents, I hire people who are down and out and need a hand. You keep on being afraid of and blaming LA gangs, and talking about how much of a star Rick Ross is. You're more of a fraud than the person who tried to be like you down below. You keep worrying about some LA gangs

    • donnis mac

      And as I said, while cornballs like you are worried about LA's gang problem heinous crimes are being done by your suburban neighbors who have more access to the guns you clowns are worried the urban kids will have. You can't even identify with the kids in your hood, you're busy looking at urban areas not close to you. So when does that jibberish I copied from you talking about speaking up come into play when you're not paying attention to YOUR surroundings? loL

    • Anonymous

      Afraid of LA gangs? lol Hardly. I was merely proving a point you failed miserably to grasp.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Tamar

    okay so TIP says Hip hop isnt about hurtin innocent ppl however it hurts and destroys many ppl by promoting gun violence.Rappers arent helpin the hood by telling its stories they are glorifying it. Case in point. I went over to TIPs twitter page myself and what did i c him holdin up. A Gun. Hip hop is creating a cycle of violence whereas it puts the individual n the mind frame of what the rappers is talking about which is crime and violence. Rapper have all the power and look what they r doin with it...OMG!how much more stoopid can they get

  • Anonymous

    "But for now, what music is on these shooter games?" We could just as easily sit here and talk about how Grand Theft Auto could be corrupting our youth. We know better, or at least I do, cause when that Colorado nut job name dropped Batman, that was just a ploy to try and divert people's attention away from his own twisted mind and real problems. Batman, rock music, shooter games aren't real, therefore to waste precious time pretending that we need to be addressing them as problems only makes you look like a fool.

    • Anonymous

      Look at them brothers and sisters. They will never admit to their greed and faults. This clown above is telling me I should be worried about LA gangs when I nor my family live there, and the clown below in disguise, is just a clown.

  • Anonymous

    "Why are you somewhere in Montana or South Dakota worrying about an LA gang problem anyway?" I was simply giving you an update on where most of your family are living. In some rat hole neighborhoods in L.A., probably eating roaches for breakfast, and Frosted Flakes for dinner. Your as soft as a marshmellow, you little punk. I know more about "the life" than you do, and that eats you alive. You wouldn't last five minutes in L.A., sport. You'd probably hear a car backfire, pee your pants, then catch the next flight back to Pleasantville.

  • Anonymous

    If they cant blame arabs and other middle easterns, they then try to blame black ppl. This shit is getting old.....-_-

    • Anonymous

      @tamar riiiiiight. So blk ppl are goin around shooting up schools? Blk ppl are the ones bombing marathons and other places on american soil? Blk ppl are the ones going round raping and murdering little kids? Blk pp are the ones bombing another country killing thousands of innocent ppl? blk ppl are the ones committing cannibalism? blk ppl are the dressing up in sheets killing other races just bcuz they are of a different race?? Naaaaaaw son, WHITE PPL, hold the crown down in all the above. So get out of here with that bullshit! Go do yo homework and get ur facts straight BOY...

    • donnis mac

      Tamar is a moron. It's your race that has been robbing you (mortgages, insurance, taxes, stock market), enslaving you (union breakups for lower wages), lying to you ("trust me, let's take back our Republic", "BREAKING NEWS:......"), and has you scared of some Black person that's nowhere around you (ain't no hood dude coming to your cul-de-sac to rob you, you friend who knows what you have in your house set you up idiot). Blacks DON'T CONTROL ANY OF THAT CORNBALL. This is going to be one of the last times I will say this on here (and you brothers and sisters better pay attention). US white pop-around 160,000,000 US Black pop-a little over 43,000,000 If you believe that these 117,000,000 white people are all working, law abiding, productive in life, are examples of human ways in society, and the 600,000 to 1,200,000 Blacks are more of a serious threat to the nation's well being, then you are a fool, an asshole, an idiot, a follower, a sheep. Don't even let them tell you about prisons because there are about a million more brothers and sisters in higher education than on tiers. Their lies and deceit are being exposed, don't be fooled. Just watch them who believe the lies talk and watch how they move so you know how to deal with them.

    • Tamar

      ....its not getting old its the truth...when u look around this country black men r the main terrorists and you cannot deny that......who's shootin up people everyday in cities across the U.S.? hmmmmm, i wonder

  • Ja Rule

    Bin Laden was the greatest player of hide and seek in the world, until Ja Rule murked 50 cent

    • Anonymous

      mad? nvr that. This a hip hop site and i wanna talk hip hop. Thats the whole point of this mssg board shit, get other ppl views and perspectives on rappers and rap music related topics. Not to have some pathetic lame fill the boards with some irrelevant bullshit bcuz he bored with life.

    • Anonymous

      @anon you mad brew?? calm the fuck down its just a stupid ass comment on the internet, theres no need to get worked up about it

    • Anonymous

      Man, i say this with no anger at all. My dude, u are a fuckin lame. I dont know if u realize it or not, but you really are. Maybe u dont care i guess. But goin online and making ridiculous comments just for the sake of annoying or pissing ppl off is something a lonely insecure person does. Trolling is just so corny. Go get a girl, go get a career goin, get a hobbie, do SOMETHIN. I feel sorry for you

  • Ja Rule

    Ja Rule Killed Osama Bin Laden

  • Anonymous

    Hip HOP??? mmann....w.media is DESPERATE!! to make connections like these...when they wont look in the obvious places.......SELF.

  • T.I. - Trouble Man II: He Who Wears the Crown

    Disc 1 1. All for the Love (Produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) 2. If You Know feat. Jay-Z (Produced by Just Blaze) 3. Where I've Been (Produced by Jake One) 4. Thank God (Produced by Kanye West, co. Mike Dean) 5. The Way Life Is feat. Kelly Rowland (Produced by Tricky Stewart, co. The-Dream) 6. Put Your Hands Up (Produced by The Neptunes) 7. Glory feat. Nas (Produced by No I.D.) 8. Twilight feat. B.o.B (Produced by B.o.B) 9. The Truth feat. Kanye West (Produced by Kanye West, co. Mike Dean) 10. Walk Like a Soldier (Produced by Just Blaze) 11. Stop (Produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) 12. Pop It (Produced by The Neptunes) 13. Good Times feat. Rihanna (Produced by Kanye West, co. No I.D., co. Mike Dean) 14. He Who Wears the Crown (Produced by Tricky Stewart, co. The-Dream) Disc 2 1. Blood Pressure feat. Iggy Azalea (Produced by DJ Toomp) 2. Run for Cover (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It) 3. I Don't Care (Produced by Mike Dean) 4. You Know Why (Produced by DJ Toomp) 5. Everywhere I Go (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.) 6. Crazy Girl feat. Ciara (Produced by DJ Toomp) 7. All Night feat. Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz (Produced by Swizz Beatz) 8. Whatever feat. Jazze Pha (Produced by Mike Dean, co. Jazze Pha) 9. Ain't No Way feat. Young Jeezy (Produced by DJ Toomp) 10. If I Should Die feat. Scarface (Produced by Mike Dean) 11. Blackout feat. Trae tha Truth (Produced by DJ Toomp) 12. Blunt Object (Produced by Mike Dean) 13. My Enemies (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.) 14. Some South Shit (Produced by Drumma Boy)

  • Elie

    HHDX really needs to change this old shcool picture of T.I. ... Lol

  • Anonymous

    T.I. is both right and wrong. You can't blame rap for the bombings, but rappers have DEFINITELY rapped about killing innocent people. Here'e a perfect example from Jay-Z: "Bang like T-Mac, ski mask, air it out/ gotta kill witnesses cuz Free beard stickin out" (from the song "What We Do Is Wrong" by Freeway ft. Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel) And there are countless other raps about killing people just for being a WITNESS to a crime!

    • truth

      "actually, believe half of what you see, none of what you hear even if it's spat by me" - Jay-Z

    • Anonymous

      Of course, there's a difference between rapping about it and doing it. But T.I. can't deny that it's pretty common to talk about hurting INNOCENT people in rap AND in the hood. Niggas talk about "hittin licks" all the time, and its NOT just other criminals! Many times innocent people fall victim, even get killed! Or what about when niggas talk about "spraying the whole block" where they KNOW innocent kids and people live? Here's a few more infamous bars: -"Don't they know my nigga Gutta fuckin kidnap kids?/ Fuck 'em in they ass, throw 'em over the bridge" (from "What's Beef" by Notorious B.I.G.) -"I got niggas in Philly that been where you live/ Fuck Scarface, my bullets hit women and kids" (from a Jadakiss diss track aimed at Beanie Sigel) - listen to DMX third verse on "Crime Drama", where he talks about blowing up a police station. (There's more people than just cops in there, like secretaries, typists, janitors, lawyers, even prisoners!) Again, there's a difference between rapping about it and doing it. But when so many rappers talk about doing harm to INNOCENT PEOPLE, WILLINGLY and KNOWINGLY, you can't turn around and pretend to be Mr. Friendly. (Especially when rappers ALWAYS try to convince us how "real" they are, or its "real talk, real rap" or it's "deeper than rap". Having said that, you STILL can't blame the music for that shit! I was just saying, T.I. should keep it all the way 100%

  • Anonymous

    Yeah like NOBODY but them are into hip-hop. Stupid media.

  • Art Brooks

    U tell on 'um! I mean, U tell 'um.

  • Anonymous

    if that asshole wouldve said he was heavy into country music, it wouldn't have been a topic of discussion and they wouldve been pointing to anything to remove focus of what they knew already

  • Anonymous

    they would blame anything on hip hop just to cover up the fact that they (government) had something to do with that tragedy!

  • KidOnTheCouch

    People from all walks of life listen to lots of stuff. No one else is responsible for their actions but themselves. This society of whiny weak hearted bitches who wanna place blame makes me sick.

  • MIO

    Ja Rule Next Album - titled "Fuck Fame" Track list 1.King Of The Nile - Ft Chrisette Michele prod by. Cool & dre ) 2. I'm Back (Produced By. Kanye West) 3. My Brother's Keeper - Ja Rule Ft Rick Ross (produced by. 7) 4. Freedom - Ja Rule ft. The Dream (produced by. Chink Santana) 5. What We Gon' Do (produced by. Street Runners) 6. Prime Time- Ja Rule Ft Jay Z & DMX ( produced by. Irv Gotti ) 7. All Of This - Ja Rule Ft Drake (Produced by. Noah "40") 8. The Rules (Produced By. Just Blaze) 9. Let's Do It (Produced By Swizz Beatz) 10. My Baby Ft Ashanti ( Produced By. 7) 11. Dangerous Minds Ft Asap Rocky ( Produced by. Hit Boy ) 12. The World Ft. Scarface & Nas & Jadakiss(Produced by. Irv ) 13. No Limit ( Produced by Justice L.E.A.G.U.E ) 14. Big Remo Skit 2013 15. On The Run Ft Fat Joe & N.O.R.E ( produced by. 7) 16. F**k Fame (produced by. No I.D) 17. Our Life Feat. Mary J Blige( produced by. 7) 18. Ride With Me (produced by. Irv) 19. My Dreams ft LLoyd ,Black Child , Cadillac Tah, Vita , Charlie Baltimore & Ashanti ( produced by. Malay Get Ready "Fuck Fame" FreeJa

  • Anonymous

    y'all muthafuckas need some Farrakhan in ya lifes! get civilized!

  • TIP

    T.I getting tmz for world news is like me going to ask a gay guy the best line to use to get some pussy..its irrelavant and a complete waste of time and only a moron would go out their way to get tight about it knowing it wasnt a smart idea to listen in the first place when it doesnt work

  • Young 5percenta

    Farrakhan changed my life! Louis Farrakhan is tha best. Peace God!

  • .....

    I think he meant that hip hop never endorsed killing people in a terrorist manner. It surely did endorse murder over drugs and women, but not "random" people. The only 2 rappers that I know that talk about killing "innocent" people are Eminem and Tyler the Creator.

  • Lee

    The problem with this society is the weight that an accusation carries. If T.I. and people like him don't step up IMMEDIATELY to defuse and rebut this type of conjecture, then before you know it they will paint hiphop as some kind of anti-American artistic form; but it is not that. There has never been an artist to support in any way shape or form these types of terrible acts.

  • Anonymous

    "You're so busy worrying about the gangs and the disarming them difficulties but your suburb neighbors are committing domestic terrorism and walk freely amongst you" They're walking around "freely" because unlike your gang buddies, they don't have a sign on their back stating what they're going to do. Does that make them any less guilty? Of course not, but to compare their acts to terrosism is lazy and very Bill Maher like. In fact their massacres most often times could have been avoided if someone had just spoken up, or god forbid the parent doing something to help before they reached the breaking point.

  • Anonymous

    "Absolutely no way this 600k-1.2m cause more harm than another random 84-92m." In that Los Angeles district there is a gang task force unit responsible for monitoring those 600 gangs. Common sense will tell you the police are easily outnumbered, thus the millions of other armed scumbags around the country aren't relevant to their job description. Nice try though.

  • Anonymous

    T.I. made me wanna get some illegal guns and silencers and then snitch.

  • CNN

    i work for cnn behind the scenes, cnn has never reported a link between hiphop and bombings. likewise one of my jobs is to keep up with our competitors such as nbc, msnbc, fox, abc news and websites and i never seen a connection. T.I is trying to capitalize off a tradegy shame on him by making it about him and his genre.

    • LOL

      @anon1- how am i tryna get attention, i didnt put up my name, pic or any info.. last place im lookin for attention is a damn Hiphop site haha. you dont even know me if you dont believe what im saying dont respond..i dont need you to believe me. anon2- yeah i know its a little crazy but we report as we get info just on what we hear. come turn out dead end streets

    • Anonymous

      If you really did work for CNN, tell those faggots to do their jobs right by not reporting on unconfirmed information (CNN blabbed that there was an arrest fresh after the bombing when there wasn't, got heat for it). Clowns

    • Anonymous

      The only one trying to get attention is you because it is obvious that no one as stupid as you could work for CNN. Now fuck off and go back to jacking off in your mom's basement, douchebag.

    • CNN

      TMZ report LMAOOOO. hes quoting a tmz report..that makes him even dumber than i originally thought hahahha @LEE- imagine how rock n roll/ heavy metal feel. hiphop gets critics just like they do! so miss me with the its only hiphop thing

    • Lee

      Mr. or Mrs. CNN representative how dare you accuse him of trying to capitalize off the tragedy of others. He is obviously responding to those news outlets that tried to contrive some kind of connection between the art form we all love and the deplorable acts of two degenerates. We in the hiphop world are all too familiar with these misplaced, ignorant, and misinformed attempts to paint rap as some detriment to society. SHAME ON YOU!!!!!

    • Neazy

      Did you read the article? They clearly mention that TMZ drew the comparison and TI is defending against that.

  • Malcom X

    Unless I missed it...... hiphop used to stand for vioence against the machine... what changed TI

  • J

    Unless I missed it... Nobody mentioned that if you go to real-hiphop.com it just says "Website coming soon"...

  • Anonymous

    to DoRag, you fuckin moron. look up Guion Bluford.

  • Anonymous

    T.I. made me wanna get some illegal guns and silencers and then snitch

  • werd

    this is the first time i heard marathon bombings connected to hiphop. did i miss somethin?

  • LOL

    its easy to tell who watched news and read articles about bombings and who didnt..bec if u did you would know no major media source even mentioned hiphop in this article.. but you ppl listen 2 T.I like he knows WTF hes talkin about..pop another molly t.i and sit down

    • LOL

      WHO THE FUCK READS THE NY POST. THATS THE LAST PLACE ID EVER GIVE INFO..THEIR KNOWN FOR MAKING HEADLINES A CERTAIN WAY TO GET MORE READERS.. MAYBE HHDX IS THE WRITER FOR NY POST THEN! ALSO I SAID MAJOR SOURCE..AKA SOURCES PPL ACTUALLY READ AND WATCH

    • LOL @ YOU

      NY Post reported this yesterday

  • hiphop

    smfh... Thank you T.I for saying the truth! because that's all it is. Hip Hop has NEVER been about glorifying the killing of innocent people. He said it correctly, when he mentioned that "Hip Hop narrates the activity and conditions of our culture. It doesn't create them." man fuck all of these media outlet. I honestly don't know what to believe, everything is spinning in favor of what they want us all to hear. It's bullshit that Hip Hop is even mentioned as a connection. That's some biased ass viewpoint, that's trying to undermine what Hip Hop as a whole has accomplished. How many lives it's help touch and change, and keep positive. If someone wants to go and do something as horrible as the Boston Bombings, i'm sure music is the last thing will honestly trigger their urges. There's much more to the story than that.

    • Hip Hop Fan

      I see people mentioning the space program. Indeed the Americans did go to the moon but every since all their damn rockets keep blowing up to pieces which makes no sense if they reached the moon. If it was not for the German scientists not helping America they would have never reached or achieved space. Russia has done way more to advance space exploration. Only, if America and Russia worked together could we actually make an impact in space.

    • kinda

      kinda like this niggas spelling program^^^

    • DoRag

      niggaz will never go into space because America's space programme sucks

    • oro

      it creates a loop that's why you nigger will never go to outter space

  • S P the ghost, Double R What First come the hawk, then next come the toast

    If you shot someone or went to jail for sumthing and were asked by friends/inmates why you did it and you said cause i heard it in a rap song you would be laughed at and made fun of your whole life/sentence. Mentally fucked up people dont need to hear a song to shoot up a school or what-ever they hear voices all the time and are going to do it no matter if they listen to rap,metal,classical or the fuckin wind blowing

  • donnis mac

    "studies show that more people have committed violent crimes, suicide, and murder who listen to country music more that any other genre of music" ^ this needed a repost

    • Anonymous

      So someone is going to listen to a country song about honkey tonkin, and bar hopppin, then go kill themself? lol Ok. That's believable.

  • Anonymous

    "but it's the suburb, well to do, loners with issues, kids who are heavily armed" Your being a little melo dramatic here. Fact remains that gangs pose the much bigger problem. In Los Angeles, there are over 600 gangs with thousands of members each. There aren't that many loners out there, and the fact they're armed usually points to a timeline of events that cause them to snap. Not justifying their warped decisions, just saying people have gotten used to gangs, but know very little about dealing with killers who aren't walking around with a doo rag, baggy pants, and openly telling you they're going to kill you.

    • donnis mac

      Gangs been around. Mafia, "Gangs Of New York", wild wild west "boys", bikers, klan, etc. But we're going to concentrate now on how heavily you want to say Black people are the problem but covertly say gangs. LA gangs ain't the only gangs out there, and by population numbers there are over 100m more Caucasians in the US than any other race. Absolutely no way this 600k-1.2m cause more harm than another random 84-92m. Why are you somewhere in Montana or South Dakota worrying about an LA gang problem anyway? Copped all of those arms because you're scared some gang banger is going to pick your lonely ass neighborhood off the map (fyi, they ain't going out there). But your son's friend went and shot the mall up. You didn't even know what was good with shawty, all you can say is "he was a good kid" to save face for you and your family.

  • Anonymous

    "What you're missing is the people who are doing these massacres are not from gangs and are carrying licensed guns" Show me where I said the Sandy Hook nut job was in a gang. I simply made the point that it's alot harder to get guns out of gang members hands than out of some fools who go online and use a credit card to buy a private arsenal. It really makes no difference whether they're licensed or not. These gun sites only care about the sale. They just fudge the details anyway assuming anybody's checking. It can be stopped if the same people who police the net would police these gun sites.

    • donnis mac

      As I said, the double standard. You're so busy worrying about the gangs and the disarming them difficulties but your suburb neighbors are committing domestic terrorism and walk freely amongst you.

  • Hiphop is code for black people

    It's amazing how white people always try to use black people as the scapegoat...They never want to take responsibility for shit...It's like they have this massive superiority complex that makes them think they're above any wrongdoing...Somehow we're always the blame...No matter how far away we are from their problems. smh

  • Lsn22s

    This is REAL Boston hip hop..."Stray Dog" By J. Jordan feat. REKS and produced by Tony D!!! All pure homegrown BOSTON...this bombing was real for us, not some media circus... https://soundcloud.com/jjordan_arc/new-j-jordan-the-architect

    • Hip Hop Fan

      Boo Hoo. Some nations have to deal with bombings every single day and here you are talking about one pressure cooker bombing. Yeah, one bomb is too much but if you go to places like Syria, Pakistan or some parts of Africa you will get to see what real bombings are.

  • Kramer

    And I guess he put a facebook status up with Eminem lyrics, from Forget About Dre. And of course they blame Hiphop. Idiots

  • Anonymous

    never heard a rap song talk about blowing people up with home made bombs

  • Anonymous

    "die in the hood from guns all the time and they didn't want to change" How do you know they don't want to change it? Problem is gangs get guns one way or another, so I think law enforcement gets to a point where they just don't care cause it's almost impossible to stop hundreds of gangs from getting their hands on guns. The Sandy Hook kid bought his online. That should have been detected and stopped.

    • Anonymous

      What you're missing is the people who are doing these massacres are not from gangs and are carrying licensed guns. The propaganda said the inner city, poor kids gangs were carrying super guns and should be watched but it's the suburb, well to do, loners with issues, kids who are heavily armed. These certain LE departments are practicing the old "let them kill each other" mantra while their neighbor's kids are the true threat and are allowed to roam unsupervised. The double standard has come home to roost and is slapping y'all in the face.

  • Anonymous

    "but the sick freak who shot up those innocent little children at Sandy Hook listened to rock music but nobody mentioned that fact on Social media sites" That's because rock music didn't serve as his motivation to do what he did. If the police had found evidence that suggested rock music heavily influenced this tradegy, best believe every media outlet around the country would have reported on it.

    • Anonymous

      ppl who have those problems can fixate on anything. the content itself really doesn't matter, because the distinction is the person's problem, not the shit that everyone else does and have no problems with.

    • donnis mac

      What music is on those shooter games? He was heavily into shooter video games, even doing target practice in the room while mom was somewhere doing her socialite thing. Now we're back in double standard country. We want to have a conversation about being real in rap because it's entertainment and art and how we have a gang problem, but when the shoe is on the other foot, particulars are overlooked or that's not the root of the equation, just an isolated incident. For instance, the Colorado weirdo was into Batman, I've seen the 3 movies and heard the music. Another example, the report on country music posted down below. Another example, Hannibal Lechter and his classical music fixation. I am being very cordial right now, but it's conversations like this where I can see how your mechanics work. Your validations are derived from stats, cosigns, "success", public demand. Not from experiences or a true understanding. But for now, what music is on these shooter games?

  • True Sense

    Id kill TIP in a battle, im >>>>>>>>> than any of these new ATL cats Lord Knows!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ricky Rozay

    of course its the media (mostly white) that criticizes hip hop. These fuckin crackers will do anything to blame the minority. How about these dumbass white people in the media look at who the bombers are. These bombers were WHITE. Hip hop is always the easy thing to blame but what these motherfuckers dont understand is music and movies dont make people do stupid shit like that, if someone fucked up in the head they fucked up. Hip hop like all of black culture is the easy way out when it comes to blaming for white people. That shit is a fact. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Basically - art can control people's minds. That's the view of the establishment, and may well be accurate. However, linking tragedies to art only happens when it's either Hip-hop music Rock music Heavy metal music Gothic art Action movies Pornography Violent video-games In other words - art isn't afforded the creative freedom and respect it deserves. It can be created (and should be created), but scaremongering media has the power to try and crucify any form of media its powers that be dislike. Especially media which has no issue with Michelangelo's naked statue of David but the slightest mention of sex in a song starts a campaign for the artist to be boycotted, imprisoned and/or crucified.

  • Elmer

    White-skinned people love to blame HipHop for all types of shit but the sick freak who shot up those innocent little children at Sandy Hook listened to rock music but nobody mentioned that fact on Social media sites. Those Cacasoid bombers probably loved Emenim and one of hem quoted Emenim lyrics on his Twitter but HipHop is mostly feel-good party music or street-poetry, we don't get into psychotic anti-government jihad themes in our HipHop.

  • Anonymous

    RAPPERS ALWAYS FIND AWAY TO COMMENT ON SHIT. NOBODY EVER KNEW STUPID HIPHOP WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TRAGEDY. PLS LET US NOT BRING HIPHOP INTO THIS.PLS.

    • uh

      ive watched the news and read hella different sites on b.b.. not once did i ever hear hiphop mentioned..from reporters to commentors to my friends..never heard hiphop brought up

    • Anonymous

      You didn't know because you don't watch the news or read a newspaper.

  • jerryc

    yah its like saying oh he loved to cook and was frequently watching the food network, then connecting it. Oh he loved movies, and as a guy liked action movies, so lets ban action movies. People need to shut the fuck up.

  • NIGGGA

    SO MUCH USELESS SPECULATION...LET'S JUST WAIT TILL THE KID SPEAKS.

  • Anonymous

    What does Ja Rule think of the Boston bombings?

  • Anonymous

    Interestingly, TMZ is the only site that reported that information and every other news site extracted it from their report. Furthermore, studies show that more people have committed violent crimes, suicide, and murder who listen to country music more that any other genre of music.

    • Anonymous

      Nope, I thought so as well,but Quirkology found that country music contributes more. http://theformerfundie.wordpress.com/2009/04/14/quirky-facts-from-quirkology/.

    • Anonymous

      really? i would have though heavy metal

  • Anonymous

    Hip hop ain't never been about hurting innocent people ? Shit most of the music is about hurting ppl wtf do TIP be talking about. I understand what he's saying but nowdays white folks/nigga haters looking 4 anything to run with.

    • IMhO

      ps i know a few black ppl that got good jobs n go 2 school n do their thing legit. but i know WAY more black ppl that sell drugs n have guns..n***ers outweigh black people heavily(theres a difference).. but according to hood dudes black ppl that go 2 school n work good jobs are 'house niggas' or 'uncle toms'..again thats an inner thing white ppl cant work out .. its swim or sink time black ppl ur free to do w.e u want. school job army ect.. either take advantage or dont..white ppl dont give a fuck whatcha do!

    • IMhO

      @lyonel- when black ppl learn to pick up a book n go to school instead of drugs n guns youll be in a better sit.. thats not white ppls fault black ppl cant get their shit together! seems like an inner issue yall need to deal with!

    • CO-SIGN ETK & LYONEL

      LET THESE DUMMIES KNOW!

    • Lyonel

      Y'all can try to make it look like white people are victims today all you want, but the truth can't be hidden: blacks are still the poorest, the ones getting killed, getting robbed, going to prison, you know, the ones being oppressed. This whole reverse racism thing is a joke.

    • ETK

      ^^ Nigga please white people control the world and our lives so it doesn't mean shit if non black people are racists

    • whaaat

      "white folks/nigga haters" that makes you sound so damn ignorant...just so you know not all white people are racist..... even tho people act like only white people can be racist lol

    • IMhO

      funny u mention 'white folks/nigga haters' bec ti is the one who brought this up and hes neither..

  • Anonymous

    Did I miss that song that gave step-by-step instructions on how to build a bomb?

  • One

    Ya know that's one thing about rap. It may promote violence but it never told you to blow up a marathon, shoot up a school, or a do a massacre at the movies. It's amazing how the media will link anything together regardless of the relationships of the topics. It's funny though, they wanna change gun laws when white people die but niggaz die in the hood from guns all the time and they didn't want to change shit then.

    • lol

      theres not much to change. its already 3-15 min to max if u get caught with illegal guns in streets. plus more time if its loaded, more if a silencer is on it.. its just ppl dont stop breakin the law.. not much more u can do unless u put each person w an illegal gun in jail automatic 25 years..then black ppl will say only reason they made this law is to keep us in jail..lose-lose for govt

  • Anonymous

    Hes got a point. The only time they ever speak on someones musical tastes is if hip hop was connected to it. Let it be any other genre and you NEVER hear about the musical preferences of the person.

    • lo

      @scary- thats bec hiphop has a bigger following that rock n heavy metal now. hiphops more mainstream than ever now..if pop was poppin and had fucked up lyrics that would be gettin criticed to

    • Anonymous

      its received its fair share in the past, but these new rap niggas took ignorance to a whole nother level so its no wonder they getting more backlash these days

    • Scary J. Blige

      ^^ Just stop it, rock n roll don't receive not even half of the backlash rap music receives

    • lo

      they blame rock n heavy metal for alot of shit..esp suicides

    • Anonymous

      not true. after columbine they were blaming Marilyn Manson and shit

  • IMhO

    ive been readin up on ppls commments on hella sights about the bombings..never seen 1 connection to hiphop from thousands of comments i checked

  • FUCK THE MEDIA

    Fuck the media, they'll try and connect every bad thing to hip hop.

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