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MAN SHOT IN RAP BATTLE!

April 19, 2008

If this isn’t a sign the world is coming to an end, nothing is. Emcees can’t even battle without getting into a gun battle? Afrika Bambaataa has to be pissed! This takes “styin’ on ’em” to a whole new level.

Detroiter killed in rap battle

George Hunter / The Detroit News

DETROIT — Police are looking for a Westland man who killed a rapper this week after taking offense to something said during a rap contest.

The incident happened Monday in a home located in the 180000 block of Bradford on the city’s east side. Police say there was a rap battle, in which participants come up with insulting rhymes aimed at their competitors.

Police say 28-year-old Antoine Tramble became angry at something a 27-year-old rapper said, so he left the home and then returned with a gun. Tramble opened fire, killing the man, police said. The victim’s name has not been released.

Tramble then fled the home and escaped in a blue conversion van, investigators said.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Detroit Police Homicide at (313) 596-2260; or the anonymous Crime Stoppers hot line at (800) SPEAK-UP.

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25 Comments leave one →
  1. Nina Brown permalink
    April 21, 2008 11:52 am

    Now that’s stupidity at it’s finest!!!!!

  2. April 21, 2008 12:12 pm

    Damn…

  3. April 21, 2008 12:24 pm

    yet another reason why I’ll never go to Detroit lol.

    http://www.fiyahmuzik.com

  4. the big will permalink
    April 21, 2008 1:14 pm

    Can the black community come together and regain the UNITY we used to have in common??? Can we stop the senseless killings?? Can we set the examples for OUR CHILDREN showing them that we don’t have to solve anything in a violent matter??? Just a quick F.Y.I. “WE (THE BLACK COMMUNITY) ARE MAKING THE KKK, ARYAN NATION AND ALL OTHER ANTI-BLACK GROUPS SO HAPPY BY KILLING ONE ANOTHER!!!!” Especially the one hitter quitter, (DOME CALLS) WE GOT ALL THESE SUPPOSEDLY ROUGH AND TOUGH THUGS, WELL IF YOU ARE ROUGH AND TOUGH, PUT THE GUNS DOWN AND SEE IF YOU’RE SCRAP GAME IS UP TO PAR!!!!!!!!! WHAT’S THE MATTER YOU SCARED TO CATCH AN “EYE JAMMY” TAKE THESE GUNS OFF OF THESE YOUNG PUNKS AND SEE IF THEY’LL SURVIVE THE REALITY OF LIFE, THAT THEY’RE NOT AS TOUGH WITHOUT THE GUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLLA, IF YA HEAR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. RIOTLIFE permalink
    April 21, 2008 1:17 pm

    In the honourable words of Jeru the Damaja:
    “LEAVE YOUR NINES AT HOME AND BRING YOUR SKILLS TO THE BATTLE”

    Preach!

  6. the big will permalink
    April 21, 2008 1:28 pm

    OH YEAH!! ARE WE REALLY THIS ANGRY TO KILL ANOTHER BROTHER JUST BECAUSE OF A RAP BATTLE??? IS THIS JUSTIFIABLE??? BECAUSE SOMEONE “SHINED” ON YOU AND HERE YOU WERE WILLING TO ENTER THE BATTLE?? THE PETTY MINDS OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY ARE STARTING TO COME OUT THE WOODWORK. MOST OF US ARE SELFISH ANYWAY!! WHY IS IT THAT MOST OF US WHO HAVE KIDS DON’T STICK AROUND TO SHOW THEM THE BETTER WAY!! MEANING, WITH ALL THESE THUGS, GANGSTERS AND DRUG DEALERS, HOW COME WE DON’T MAKE OUR KIDS LIFE BETTER BY BEING THERE TO DO HOMEWORK WITH THEM, STICKING AROUND TO SEE THEM MATURE INTO YOUNG ADULTS. WHY IS IT THAT WE HAVE SO MANY “SINGLE PARENT HOMES??” WHY IS IT THAT MOST OF THE NEW GENERATION IS SO ANGRY AND WANT TO KILL FOR REALLY NO REASON, OR BECAUSE THEY WERE JUST PLAIN MAD!!!! WHEN GOD COMES FOR US LETS SEE WHO GOT THE EXCUSES THEN!!!

  7. heartbeatbully permalink
    April 21, 2008 2:25 pm

    I feel safer in compton

  8. April 21, 2008 3:53 pm

    Just when you thought it was safe to enter a freestyle battle, this happens. Why is it that everything violent in the black community has to be associated with Hip-Hop? The beef game in Hip-Hop has taken lives to the point where it’s expected now. At first Biggie and Pac were our examples as to how far rap beef should not go, now it’s the level in which those who want to be thug MCs seek to meet or exceed. Dont get me twisted, I LOVE HIPHOP!!! Its just when you have cats like 50 saying, “this is my experience. This is how I live”. Dawg you live in a mansion now, its time to grow the hell up. All of us. ITS TIME TO GROW THE HELL UP. That young man should not have lost his life over no freestyle battle. I hope and pray they catch the fool who did it.

  9. BLUNTBLAZER permalink
    April 21, 2008 5:40 pm

    DAM I WONDER WHA DUDE SAID
    THAS HELLA SHADY THO TAKE A L
    GET YA SKILLS UP COME BACK HUNGRY 4 MORE
    DONT GO GET YA STRAP

    http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/THAGRINDAHOLIC
    CHECK THA NEW SLAP
    “MENTAL RELAXATION”

  10. EF Cuttin permalink
    April 21, 2008 5:45 pm

    Crack baby behavior at its finest!!!! Bitch made 2 the utmost!!!

  11. caliballer permalink
    April 21, 2008 6:32 pm

    Leave the guns and the crack and the knives alone

  12. caliballer permalink
    April 21, 2008 6:33 pm

    Leave the guns and the crack and the knives alone ………
    MC Lyte’s on the microphone
    Bum rushin and crushin, snatchin and taxin
    I cram to understand why brother’s don’t be maxin
    There’s only one disco, they’ll close one more
    You ain’t guarding the door so what you got a gun for?
    Do you rob the rich and give to the poor?
    Yo Daddy-O, school em some more

  13. SwaGiNaW permalink
    April 21, 2008 7:36 pm

    This Shit is Rediculous… I’m from Saginaw, MI… but I live in detroit now… THAT SHIT IS CRAZY! The Dumbest shit I eva Heard in my life… I’m an aspiring rapper myself… Killin a nigga win or lose is the last thing thas should be on anybodys mind. I’m registered to carry my pistol… Maybe I should keep it handy in case I have to battle!!!

  14. April 21, 2008 7:48 pm

    He’s a dumb muthafucka you gone kill dude because he was fucking you up in the battle of because he said something you didnt like well if you cant take insults during a battle then dont battle he should have joined a cooking class maybe that would ahave been more his speed. Now this dummy is on the run over a rap battle he’ll have alot of time to think about what he did. DUMB ASS USE YOUR BRAIN!

  15. SeanPapi permalink
    April 21, 2008 9:36 pm

    Most High…. please bless my city.

  16. Oath permalink
    April 21, 2008 10:13 pm

    That’s crazy but I knew it would come to shit like that… They pumped up styilin’ in them so tough somebody had to try to ot do it!!!!!

  17. Dats Fucked Up permalink
    April 22, 2008 12:41 am

    Damn… Dats hella grimey…

    I wanna know what he said though. lol

  18. truth permalink
    April 22, 2008 4:07 pm

    GOD I PRAY FOR THE WORLD

  19. huey permalink
    April 22, 2008 8:05 pm

    After reading this horrible story, I feel compelled to share a flow I saved a while back (some of you might have seen it already): http://www.flixgadget.com/video32385.aspx

    …not sure if it’s off the nod, but it’s deep

  20. SExySabe87 permalink
    April 23, 2008 12:59 am

    Yet another nigga killed on the street of Detroit. I’m from the D westside brightmo, and our city is filled wit goons and goon girls. However I can’t respect a nigga killing someone over a rhyme, damn what happened to freedom of speech? Truthfully I feel for that troubled young nigga because you have to be very insecure, to let a man’s raps make you feel so bad about yourself to where you wanna kill them. I rap myself and love the art form but niggas out here are ruining it trying to be the next 50 or Game. I wish everybody in my city would put the guns down and help lift the city up, cause this is why Detroit is feared as a whole. R.I.P To the young man that was klilled.

  21. Rick Jordan permalink
    April 24, 2008 4:38 am

    huey, i’m pretty sure he wasn’t going off the nod. solid though.

    Detroit needs real jobs for these 9 mile cats.

  22. leslie permalink
    April 24, 2008 4:33 pm

    I don’t think this news is as strange as one might think — it is not necessarily a sign of the end of the world. Ignorance like this has been going on for a long time – we just highlight a few stories and get upset as if its all new.

    Anyone paying attention to the retrials of the Liberty City Six (now seven).

    …and of course the dude is not going of the nod Huey. It’s just a poem — the video starts with the quote “What are you fighting for?” — you don’t title a freestyle.

  23. July 18, 2008 11:20 pm

    People are way to sensitive nowadays.

  24. August 9, 2009 4:57 am

    Thats kind of stuff that really ruins the spirit/fun/hip hop of rap battles. what a shame

  25. darealDIRTYREDD permalink
    June 4, 2011 10:07 pm

    after reading all this im like damm everybody judging cuz like he a bad man yall got it twisted cuz aint neva wana be no rapper nigga was talking shit and got his ass murked thats what happing in the d nigga talk shit nigga get popped stick 2 the script all these fake ass rappers talking like they gangsta dont diss a nigga on a record say it 2 a nigga face punk bitch and further more fuck da news media for blowing this shit outta porportion nigga killed over a battle rap thats bullshit believe half of what u heard and none of what u saw FREE BIG CUZZ MY NIGGA 4 LIFE good luck on the appeal im preying 4 u 2 come home my nigga FUCK THESE HATERS MURDER CITY 4 LIFE DIRTY REDD

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