No Leads In Will "Da Real One" Bell Homicide
More than a month after he was executed outside his North Miami venue, The Literary Cafe and Poetry Lounge, Will "Da Real One" Bell's murder remains a mystery. Last week, Crimestoppers of Miami put up a $1,000 reward for any information on the suspects. Family and friends of the slain poet are also collecting donations to add to the reward fund. A charismatic spoken-word artist whose poems depicted the cold harsh reality of growing up Black in Miami, Bell gained fame when he appeared on two seasons of HBO's Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam. He was ambushed shortly after midnight on May 29 by an unknown gunman who leaped out of the passenger seat of a car.
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