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3 Dead, 7 Wounded in Chicago During the 48 Hours Before Christmas

As most citizens of the Windy City were gearing up for Christmas Day, others were still engaging in gangland shootings, and in the 48 hours leading up to the blessed day, three people were killed and seven were wounded—including a well-known local rap artist.

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Rapper Killer Mike Dines with Bernie Sanders in Atlanta

Sen. Bernie Sanders sat down for a late lunch with rapper Killer Mike on Monday, just hours before the rapper introduced the Democratic presidential candidate at a campaign rally in Atlanta, Georgia.

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German ISIS Rapper Killed In Air Strike In Syria Says US

A German rapper who joined the Islamic State group and publicly threatened President Barack Obama was killed in a US air strike in Syria, a defense official said. Denis Cuspert, also known by his artist name Deso Dogg, used to

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CHICAGOLAND: Rapper Killed in Gang Related Shooting

Chicago rapper Capo was shot and killed in the city’s South Side Saturday, and moments later, his suspected shooters ran over and killed a one-year-old boy who was sitting in a stroller.

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Tiny Doo Freed in SD: Hip-Hop, Free Speech Victory

San Diego rapper Tiny Doo’s release from all charges related to the alleged role of his lyrics in nine shootings between May 2013 and February 2014 is being hailed as a win for speech freedoms.

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RIP ‘Jacka’: Fans Mourn Bay Area Rap Legend, Shot in Drive-By

Fans and friends of the late recording artist known as “The Jacka” took to social media and airwaves on Tuesday to mourn his loss after he died from a fatal gunshot wound to the head in Oakland on Monday night. Although he never achieved national fame, to many in the Bay Area, Dominic Newton, 37, was considered a musical legend.