Hip Hop Talents Silenced By Gun Violence

In the world of hip hop music references to criminal activity such as robbery, drug dealing and even murder are commonplace.

Unfortunately in some of these cases art imitates life and the very activities occasionally referenced in the music of certain artists are reflected in real life violence.

Tupac Shakur, already the victim of one shooting, was gunned down in Las Vegas on September the 7th 1996. The murder has never been solved.

Christopher Wallace better known to the world as the Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down in what perhaps was a retaliation for the murder of Shakur on March the 9th 1997 in Los Angeles. This murder has also remained unsolved to this day.

In a separate, but no less tragic incident; the closest friend of famed Detroit rapper Eminem, DeShaun Dupree Holton (alias Proof) was gunned down in Detroit on April the 11th 2006. The shooting resulted from an argument in a club on Detroits 8 Mile stretch.

Below is a map of the shootings:

A detailed crime listing is available by clicking here


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