Rapper whose murder triggered Denver gang war should’ve been in prison

By Kirk Mitchell | The Denver Post
05/13/2015 12:01:00 AM MDT

denver rapper gang songsIn a soft baritone voice, Kevie “KL Tha General” Durham spewed vulgar rap taunts aimed at rival gangsters, vowing to kill them as casually as a prep quarterback might recount a touchdown pass.

“They ben throwin’ slugs but they ain’t ben trying to aim with it,” he rapped, chiding rivals for being weak gang-bangers. “I’m goin’ to put names on some bullets.”

While Durham was rapping “Head Shot” at Denver nightclubs patronized by both Bloods and his Crips, there were two warrants seeking his arrest: one for armed robbery in North Carolina, the other for escape from Colorado community corrections.

Denver Police Chief Robert White recently acknowledged that a gang war in which up to a dozen members from four street gangs have been murdered has its origin in Durham’s death. He was shot dead Nov. 23 outside the nightclub Beach, across the street from Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

The anger that the 24-year-old’s death fomented can be attributed to the prominence of talented rappers whose songs serve as anthems for street gangs.

Read more here: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_28104235/rapper-whose-murder-triggered-denver-gang-war-shouldve

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