(Screengrab of rapper Lil JoJo, who was shot and killed in Sept.)

Death of rapper prompts community to question ties between music and violence

Ongoing rap battles, rooted in gang rivalry, are fueling violence in Chicago



Prachi Gupta
October 19, 2012 7:57PM (UTC)


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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