Rapper Dolla is shot, killed at Beverly Center - Los Angeles Times Note: The third woman in the photo is Wonder Woman's ugly half-sister. Whenever a rapper is killed the media generally reports it in the most sensitive way possible, as if shootings at a valet parking garage in an upscale Southern California mall were simply an unfortunate sign of the times. But the straight reporting borders on the ludicrous when newspapers and television reporters biography the dead rapper in question and his music in particular. I'll admit right off the bat that I as a tall European/American white guy have a distinct disadvantage, a cultural chasm in the understanding of rap and urban hip-hop. But could someone explain to me how the politically correct media tries to depict Dolla's body of work in the same breath with The Moody Blues or Beethoven? Then there is always the sticky problem of printing the artists song titles and lyrics. In Dolla's case his huge platinum mongo best-selling record was "Who the Fuck Is That?" Yep, right up there with the great classics like the Beatles "She Loves You" and the Doors "Light My Fire." Occasionally there is some mild protest from women's groups over the lyrics rappers use, but then they face the difficulty of how to print the lyrics in question. How does the New York Times or Washington Post print the misogynistic line "get de bitch ready cus my knee banger is cum 'un"? So mostly they give outraged quotes from some group like MADDER (Mothers Against Dumb and Dumber Rappers.) One last question: By this time the attrition rate of rappers should have reached the point that they are on an endangered species list, right?