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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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21 Responses to “Rapper “Dolla” Murdered In Los Angeles”

  1. Old NFO Says:
    May 19th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Oops, another one bites the dust… :-)

  2. Smite A. Hippies Says:
    May 19th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Old NFO - yep, those were real music lyrics. :)

  3. Smite A. Hippies Says:
    May 19th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    oh, and… Rapper who??

    Not that I follow such “artists” mind you, but that’s most certainly the first I’ve ever heard of that fellow. I’m sure it’ll also be the last too, for the same reason.

  4. Smite A. Hippies Says:
    May 19th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    heh… ok this is some funny stuff right here… so i was curious and looked him up on the iTunes store, since i’d never heard of him….

    iTunes Store screen capture

    the songs are in order of popularity… first song name… heh… well self explanatory… third song name… fitting now too!! :D

    …oh, and I guess his request, the ninth one (#10 beside it) was fulfilled too. heh.

  5. Smite A. Hippies Says:
    May 19th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    oh and lastly… is it just me, or does he look kind of like Allen Iverson?

  6. Jon Brooks Says:
    May 19th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    While looking at his me it just seems to scream…..shoot me in the head. LOL

  7. John D Says:
    May 19th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    “Just keepin’ it real, yo!”

    -Dolla (27 cents after taxes)

  8. dorkelina Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 2:08 am

    I feel very sad for his loved ones.

    If you want to have gun battles, join the military.

  9. Alan B Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 3:01 am


    No way would they join the military - too much discipline. No way the military would want them - they are too professional.


    If they are carrying unlicensed guns why can’t you get them. You told me that a felon carrying is a federal offense. If the gun is unlicensed then presumably thatis some sort of crime or misdemeanour anyway. Sometimes I wonder if enough isn’t done with the laws we already have.

    This kind of gun crime is not common in major symphony orchestras either! Maybe its to do with the self-discipline required of a proper musician .

  10. USA_Admiral Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 6:49 am

    Wow; a head shot.

    The rappers but be learning to shoot better.

  11. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 9:18 am

    If money, bitches, and guns were banned subjects in rap, they wouldn’t know what to do. To think that a person could be capable of shooting someone in the head over an argument. Savages.

  12. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Old NFO - Ba-zing!

    Smite - Queen was pretty damned good in the day.

    Jon - I’m surprised that didn’t see a row of gold teeth.

    John D - Or less after Obama’s tax plans.

    Dorkelina - Or move to Philly or Detroit.

    Alan B - The problem is getting them from these people. Unfortunately, we can’t just stop a thug because he looks like a thug.

    Admiral - probably just dumb luck, or he was at point-blank range.

    Mrs. Crankipants - It’s “beyothces.” Duh!

  13. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Yo Po Po-
    true dat.
    My bad.

  14. Alan B Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck …

  15. Jason Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    What the hell is a “licensed” gun? Do you mean stolen gun or gun with serial number obliterated?

    I’ve always shuddered at the thought of licensing/registering firearms. No one ever talks about the unlicensed knife that someone gets stabbed with or the unlicensed brick used to pummel an innocent waiter in line for the bus.

    Then again, I’m a stickler for these things.

  16. Assrot Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Dolla walks warily down the street,
    With the brim pulled way down low
    Aint no sound but the sound of his feet,
    Machine guns ready to go
    Are you ready, are you ready for this
    Are you hanging on the edge of your seat
    Out of the doorway the bullets rip
    To the sound of the beat

    Another one bites the dust
    Another one bites the dust
    And another one gone, and another one gone
    Another one bites the dust
    Hey, Im gonna get you too
    Another one bites the dust

    How do you think Im going to get along,
    Without you, when youre gone
    You took me for everything that I had,
    And kicked me out on my own

    Are you happy, are you satisfied
    How long can you stand the heat
    Out of the doorway the bullets rip
    To the sound of the beat


    Another one bites the dust
    Another one bites the dust
    Another one bites the dust
    Another one bites the dust
    There are plenty of ways you can hurt a man
    And bring him to the ground
    You can beat him
    You can cheat him
    You can treat him bad and leave him
    When hes down
    But Im ready, yes Im ready for you
    Im standing on my own two feet
    Out of the doorway the bullets rip
    Repeating the sound of the beat

    Good riddance to more bad rubbish. I’m with you on that whole Rap thing. It’s not music. It’s a way of life for scumbags that are too stupid and lazy to get a real job. Fuck’em.


  17. Brittney Says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    All these comments are racist and ignorant. No one, no matter what their profession is deserves to die the way he did. He was an up and coming artist who was NOT a thug and did not rap about being one. I liked his music and he will be missed. You all have no respect for the dead. Your comments are very mean and will come and bite you in the ass later.

  18. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 21st, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Mrs. Crankipants - No problemo!

    Alan B - Quack quack!

    Jason - Unregistered. We rarely find registered guns used in homicides. They are always straw purchases or other such nonsense.

    Joe - It’s no , that’s for sure!

    Britney - Yes, we’re all racist because we criticized rap music. You got us. Guilty as charged. Dolt.

  19. Alan B Says:
    May 21st, 2009 at 6:05 pm


    Is this one of Dolla’s raps? It’s a total take-off of the Queen hit from 1980. Couldn’t he even produce original work?

  20. dragonlady474 Says:
    May 21st, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Gee…what a shame (insert jerking motion here).

  21. Dave Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Man, talk about instant street cred! Getting into an argument, then getting shot on the street? Dang, thats GANGSTA, yo! Too bad he isnt around anymore to cash in on it.