Dallas DJ Denies Playing the Lil Jon Song that Allegedly Sparked Shooting

liljon.jpgA Dallas DJ who was spinning records at an area nightclub where two young men were shot to death says he never played the Lil Jon song being blamed for inciting the violence. On the night of July 16, a scuffle broke out on the dance floor of the club El Angel, and soon after Lendl Carey, 22, and Kenneth Haggerty, 20 lay dead outside the venue. Police say several witnesses claim the fight that sparked the shooting was set off by the Lil Jon and the Eastside Boys song “Put Yo Hood Up,” which encourages listeners to represent their neighborhood by throwing up gang signs.

But the man in charge of the music that night, DJ Drop, says he didn’t even have that song is in his possession. “That song wasn’t even in my record crate or my CD case,” he told the Dallas Morning News. The newspaper reports that several club patrons stated that they did not recall hearing the song, and suggested that no particular song caused the fight. Deputy Chief Alfredo Saldana maintains that several witnesses named “Put Yo Hood Up” as the catalyst for the confrontation, and countered, “How would we have gotten that song title if people hadn’t told it to us? And the people at that club ought to know what they’re hearing.” The Dallas Police Department has refused to reveal the names of any of the witnesses who claim to have heard the song.

  • Big Mike

    1st post ever and im 1st on this motherfucker

  • Brasil

    1st!

    Blame it on the music…

    lol

  • ATOWN

    ITS FUCKN MUZIK THATS WAT SO SICKN BOUT THA SHIT WHO EVA DA FUCK START BEEF OVA A FUCKN SONG R FUCKN STUPID AINT NO BODY GOIN GO START NO BEEF OVA NO DAMN LIL JON IM FROM THA ATL N I KNO BETTA DEN DAT IF IM N THA CLUB DEN U THERE TA DRANK A LIL SUMTHIN GET BEHIND A LIL SUMTHIN YA DIG? I COULD UNDASTAND IF IT WAS ON SUM TRILL SHIT BUT IT WAS OVA SUM HOOD SHIT PATNA U MITE DIE FO YA HOOD BUT UNLESS U PUT N SERIOUS WORK IT AINT GOIN DIE FOR U! N U CANT BLAME THA SONG ITS JUS MUZIK ITS DEM DUM ASS DOPE BOYZ WHO TAKE THAT SHIT TO FAR! -ATOWN-

  • http://www.xxlmag.com L.A.’s Finest

    That’s why nobody can’t go to the club no more unless you got heat or you with 10 homies.

  • Fernando

    Is it hard to use English?? It doesn’t make you more hip-hop to type like a retard. I think there is a good point somewhere in there but you make it too hard to read. Slang doesn’t translate too well on blogs. peeze out 4 sho cuz IMA G n da hood

  • honeykiss

    i love lil jon but that song is so old. why is it still being played in the club anyway???

  • King James/Dallas King!!

    Yeah in dat Dtown it goes down in deep ellum my patnas got into a scuffle down der and unfortunate dis happened but dats just how it is no song gon make you shoot nobody it got everybody crunk and words were threw out but it didnt make nobody shoot.
    Da grove was already into some beef wit east dallas and dats sparked it in the club.

  • Young Deuce

    thats some bull shit. i hate the fact that the society is tryin to make the song is the reason for the murders that when on that night. a lil jon song aint gonna make somebody shoot somebody else. people just need to take responsibltity for their actions and don’t blame crime on hip hop. music doesn’y kill people. people kill people. and music isn’t responsible unless you can kill somebody with a cd.

  • H-man

    Tell me about it…cant go out unless 50 deep deys days. Damn, cops fock up a wet dream, society’s gotta point dere dirty little fingers at someone

  • http://XXLmag.com westside story

    Nah aint no song spark it,it was some dudes acting a fool tryna start some beef thats wat it was.Some gang members acting all hard tryna act like they cant be touched,dum black dudes.STOP ACTING HARD!!!Just be yourself and have a good time at the club.

  • http://myspace.com/pyroreigns Pyro

    That shit ain’t have nothing to do with a fuckin song…that just niggas actin ignorant and the police trying to blame rap music for some niggas actin stupid! Fuck what anybody has negative to say about “music that caused murder”…
    Did Lil’ Jon say “SHOOT THE MUTHAFUCKA YOU DON’T LIKE”…he never said that, so Jon can’t be blamed for that. I’m done. Holla!!!
    -Pyro [Milwaukee, WI]

  • wausaw

    h-man your not even 5 deep but RIP TRICE thats for h-fag

  • freeagent

    old song…….but may have been the added fuel to the fire. When I was going to the club, I remember Master P songs and songs about your hood, set, or color that you are claiming. I use to hate those songs, because that’s when the fight wouls usually break out. It’s not the song. It’s the people that are either on the drugs or bull combined with a song like that. Meaning if you put 20-civ. people together and play a song like that, then you are okay. But when you put 20-people together that are on X, Fluid, too many drinks, or bull on their minds, this is the outcome you get.

  • E~Black

    “Put Yo Hood Up,” They still playin that ????????And anyone who fights over a Dam song is out of there dam mind.It makes you think about How some music makes people do dumb Sh*t and follow dumb azz Fads!!!!!!Thats why some Rappers get so much sh*t.

  • robbie

    little jon is horrible. that’s what they get for listening to bad music.

  • GQ

    ignant muthafuckas. dun gon & got killed ova a damn song. not even a good song at that

  • http://aol reese

    i dont think it had anything to do with lil john song. some people just get fired up somethings off songs like that. me i dont go to clubs. cause of things that that. i think it was already beef .but the shooters is still wrong and they need to be in jail for that crime.

  • nigga fo da north

    niggas just looking for something else to blame on hip hop

  • Katz

    Some genius writing here.
    No really that’s what I mean.

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  • YUNG BENZ

    AYE REAL TALK ONE OF THE MEN SHOT WAS MY FAMILY, AND FOR THE RECORD IT WASN’T THE SONG THE POLICE JUST WANT TO BLAME SOMEBODY FOR THEM NOT DOING THERE JOB.

  • Be EaZZy Fo 2 0

    R U fuckin sirius, itz muzic MUZIC Stop takin shit to the fuckin heart damn stop being so fuckin ignorant

  • http:///xxlmag.com jeremy april

    you can’t blame stupid people’s actions on a song

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  • JMT

    I had the opportunity to coach Mr. Haggerty (always knew him as Man as that is what he went by) in basketball in high school and it was a tragic loss of life. I spent a good deal of time around him and it was extremely sad to see him pass. The last time I saw the kid he told me he wanted to go to college because he wanted a better life. Such a waste to see him die so young. I’d hope something like this would wake some people up and realize how senseless violence like this is. There’s just too many good kids who suffer the same fate as Kenneth did and it’s really sad to see.