Our next contestant is James Johnson Jr., an 18-year-old from St. Louis. [Applause sign is on]
Sadly, Mr. Johnson was the victim of a random shooting in St. Louis and was pronounced dead on the 13th of December. [In TV Trope language, we call this the "Ohhhhh" moment]
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There is still no suspect in his murder. [Booing sign is on]
But James wasn't just ANNNNYYY resident of St. Louis: he was an aspiring rapper who dared to get behind the "We Must Stop Killing Each Other" movement, which is only necessary in the city because black people can't stop killing one another. [Laugh sign is on]
So, without further ado, let's play COUNT. THE. STEREOTYPES [Audience joins host in a "Crowd Sign Along" of the name of the game]
How many can we get? [Local rapper victim of latest St. Louis homicide, KMOV.com, 12-14-15]:
A local St. Louis rapper who was once featured in Rolling Stone was shot and killed in St. Louis' JeffVanderLou neighborhood.
Police say James Johnson Jr., 18, known as Swagg Huncho in the group 3 PROBLEMS, was shot and killed in the 3700 block of Lincoln.
That shooting happened Sunday, about ten blocks south of Fairground Park.Johnson was found with a gunshot wound to his head.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain unknown and no one was taken into custody.
James Clark, Vice President of Community Outreach for Better Family Life, says Johnson contacted the social service organization and wanted to get behind its "We Must Stop Killing Each Other" campaign.
"The rappers now have to look in the mirror and say, 'hey guys, we are losing too many loved ones and family members. We are losing our friends,'" said Clark.
Johnson is the second St. Louis-area rapper to be killed in the last few months. In September, Lavell Boyd, 32, was shot and killed in North St. Louis. Witnesses reported seeing Boyd’s vehicle stopped at the red light near Riverview and N. Broadway when two vehicles pulled alongside him and began firing shots at the victim’s vehicle.
Anyone with information about Johnson Jr.'s incident is urged to call Crimestoppers or the police.But was he good boy, looking to turn his life around? [Laugh sign is on]
Swagg Huncho of 3 PROBLEMS is dead, just another expired stereotype. [Applause sign is on] KMOV.com