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Who was Graveside?



Details still emerging from the quadruple homicide at a Dorchester recording studio that claimed at least three members of the Wakefield, MA-based rap group Graveside.

BostonHipHopOnline has posted a song from the group called "Moneybags" -- apparently a tribute to Boston's 19-year-old mixtape mogul DJ Moneybags -- on its pop-up flash-radio player. Over dark horror-movie keyboards punctuated by gunshots, the group rhymes about military personas and hollow tip bullets, then proclaims "You fuck with us and then it's heaven you'll be next in line."

DJ Mr. Peter Parker was quoted in both dailies, but most eloquently summed up the irony of the killing in a post on BostonRap.com:
"This is such a tragic event......I knew these kids, they were in a rap group called Graveside, I hosted and mixed thier cd this summer. I have been to the so called "Gospel" basement studio many times. These were good kids. When the truth about what went on and who did what comes out, the press is gonna go crazy when they hear the cd. It's on some Mobb Deep shit, mad gun talk, crazy violent, ignorant shit........but these were good kids. The fucking press is gonna have a field day. I know at least 2 of the kids who were killed and both were talented artists who were very passionate about thier music and had a lot of potential. So now here's the question.....does life imatate art? or does art imatate like? These were some cool ass kids who loved hardcore hiphop, like myself. BUT now the press is gonna make them out to be "Gangster Rappers"....not even close. I said to my dude, "they were cool kids that stayed out of trouble, they just rapped like that" and he was like, "they represented the same shit that got them killed, it doesn't really matter WHAT you actually do, heads are gonna believe what they see and hear". It was a "Rap House Massacure". like it or not.............those were my dudes, RIP!
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