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Hip-Hop Massacre's "Death to Bin Laden" Flier

Everyone had a reaction to last weekend's downing of terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden, even the superstars of hip-hop.

Rappers ranging from Public Enemy's Chuck D to Soulja Boy had something to say about Bin Laden's death via Twitter. For instance, Lupe Fiasco tweeted "Osama Dead!?! Afghan Operation done now??? Now kill poverty, wack schools, and US imperialism," while Big Boi dropped some pop culture riffs by stating "Buried at sea? That's the same thang that happened to Megatron in Transformers." 

Here in the Valley, a few local rap stars are obviously celebrating the "righteous kill" of Osama, as evidence by the flier for tonight's Hip-Hop Massacre at UB's Restaurant in Mesa. Short of using one of the Photoshopped hoaxes of Bin Laden's bullet-ridden corpse that have sprung up online, there's no better way to illustrate the fiery end to the al Qaeda leader's existence than pasting a big fat target over his face.

Additionally, as the flier mentions, proceeds from the gig (which features artists like Bomb Legacy and Gangsta Brikz) will benefit the 911 Foundation.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.