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TOWHEY: On murders and rap — answers to fair questions, foul threats

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Last Friday, the Sunpublished an article exploring connections between Toronto’s vibrant urban music scene and the gang violence bedeviling our neighbourhoods.

This, after three young men were shot to death in a downtown condo January 31.

One of the victims was an up-and-coming local rapper — the latest in a string of shootings that have involved GTA performers — as both victims and suspects.

The reaction to our story was swift and fierce.

A post on the social media platform Instagram by @6ixbuzztv garnered over 2,000 comments.

Almost 1,000 more posted comments directly to the Sun’s Instagram account.

Many of those who commented were upset with the Sun. Others were upset with those who were upset.

Some felt the story was disrespectful. Others felt the photo selection was racist.

Some argued there is no connection between Toronto’s trap music scene and gang........

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