Rapper “Dolla” Murdered In Los Angeles
By Wyatt Earp | May 19, 2009
You know, I hate to point out the obvious, but the entire rap music culture is centered around gun violence and the glorification of it. Most (but not all) rappers embrace the “Thug Life” motif, and try to make a name for themselves by carrying unlicensed guns and starting “wars” with rival entertainers.
And we wonder why they get shot dead in broad daylight.
LOS ANGELES — Rapper Dolla was fatally shot near a valet stand outside a mall after a dispute with another man Monday afternoon, his publicist said.
Dolla, whose real name is Roderick Anthony Burton II, was shot in the head at the Beverly Center near West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, publicist Sue Vannasing told the Los Angeles Times. Police and coroner’s officials have not confirmed the victim’s identity.
Vannasing said Burton and another rapper, D.J. Shabbazz, were waiting at the valet stand after a shopping trip when a gunman opened fire on the Atlanta-based rapper.
Police Officer Karen Reyner said the victim and the gunman had been arguing before the gunman attacked and fled in a silver Mercedes-Benz. (H/T - FOXNews)
Maybe “Dolla” was an innocent victim, maybe not. One thing is for sure: This kind of murderous nonsense isn’t prevalent in New Wave or Country music.
I’m just sayin’.
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