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

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

By Prachi Gupta
Published October 19, 2012 7:57PM (UTC)
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(Screengrab of rapper Lil JoJo, who was shot and killed in Sept.)

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

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