person has died due to what police claim is a dispute over rap
music, in San Francisco. Starvel Junious, who was 17 was killed
as he was sitting in a car with a friend, who was also shot. His
friend, who was 15, also died. Big Block and The Westmob are supposedly
feuding over CD sales and insults in the songs. There have been
over 20 shootings since November that police claim are connected
to the feud, and police have added a special task force to handle
the violence in the Bayview-Hunters Point district.
are linking the latest incident to a shooting last week that also
left 2 other people dead. The owner of Big Block Records, Douglas
Stepney, 28, is currently awaiting trial on charges of making
terrorist threats stemming from a 1998 incident near a recording
studio. His lawyer said that Big Block is a legitimate business,
and that while there may be kids associated with it that "don’t
do nice things", that the business was legitimate.