Tragedy struck earlier today when two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, killing two and injuring 37 others. Now, two of Boston's most respected MCs - Slaine and Edo.G - react to the news.

La Coka Nostra/Special Teamz alum Slaine spoke about the bombings via his artist Facebook page, revealing that his four year old son was present at the marathon at the time of the explosion. Although his family was not harmed by the explosion, he sends his prayers to the victims injured in the attack and hopes that the perpetrator, "dies a very slow painful death."

"Its been a shitty day personally for me, but was instantly put in perspective with this bomb that just went off at The Boston Marathon finish line," he wrote. "Some very dear people to me were in the area at the time of the explosion. My 4 year old son was down there watching his aunt finish the race with his mother. Thank God we just found out they are all ok. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those effected by this act of cowardice. I hope whoever did this is captured and dies a very slow painful death before they ever see any trial. Ill never understand people like this. Fuck this fucked up shithole we live in. May God Help us all."

XXL sends its support and condolences to those affected by the bombings in Boston.