Gang-Banging on the Internet: How LA Twitter Beef Lead To Murder on The Streets

The battle between the Bloods and Crips has raged on the streets of LA for years, and even Twitter was used as a tool to spark beef this year. The twist is that platinum selling artist "The Game" was even involved...
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The battle between the Bloods and Crips has raged on the streets of LA for years, and even Twitter was used as a tool to spark beef this year. The twist is that platinum selling artist "The Game" was even involved...

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It’s common knowledge that gang culture is an accepted part of the US rap scene and any quick look at the mass of "diss videos" and rap beefs on YouTube will show that shootings, chain snatchings and fights are all part and parcel with Hip-Hop on the net today, but this years most dangerous rap-feud to erupt brought gang-banging to Twitter (not that kind of gang-banging), and even resulted in a gangland murder.

It all started when up and coming Inglewood rapper "Boskoe" dissed fellow LA gang member and Blood, Jomo Adoula Nambia, better known as "RoseMo700", on Twitter. This was met with RoseMo700 hitting the streets looking for Boskoe, accompanied by a couple of gang members and a camera, so as to broadcast the attack on YouTube. Boskoe was duly jumped and given a slight whooping after which he was seen walking off and, though bruised, lived to see another day. RoseMo700 on the other hand, was found dead 72 hours later. Whilst driving his blood-red BMW and shooting through a red light, he was hit twice and ended up broadsiding a police officer in an unmarked police car leaving the officer in a critical condition. Both were rushed to hospital where RoseMo700 died soon afterwards.

It all started when up and coming Inglewood rapper Boskoe dissed fellow LA gang member and Blood, Jomo Adoula Nambia, better known as RoseMo700, on Twitter. This was met with RoseMo700 hitting the streets looking for Boskoe accompanied by a couple of gang members…

The twist is that only months before his death, RoseMo, a Blood, actually had a similar altercation with one of LA's biggest rap artists. Again, it was online where the beef was initiated; this time RoseMo said The Game had "been getting out of line on Twitter and shit."

RoseMo700 ran into The Game, who is also a Blood, at a Culver City Mall where a war of words started between RoseMo700's artist and gang homie "Ice Burgundy" and the multi-selling artist. While small-time rapper Ice Burgundy stepped up to The Game, RoseMo700 allegedly punched him three times and knocked him out cold (God knows how if his fighting skills in the Boskoe beat down video are anything to go by). The extent of damage sustained isn't really known, but The Game was definitely attacked while out shopping with his young son, who was supposed to have seen his daddy hit the deck clean out.

So while Boskoe's Twitter beef looks the likely candidate, there are whisperings that RoseMo700's killing could of be in retaliation to his assault on The Game as it's understood in the Hip Hop community in LA , that The Game and his crew couldn't and wouldn't have been seen to be taking such a dishonour and letting it go. Lead homicide Detective Gabriel de La Torre stated that the LAPD are "looking into the all recent Twitter activity related with this killing". To this day the killer is still unknown...

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