Al Sharpton is laying into people who blame hip hop tradition for Takeoff‘s murder, and says social media solely fools you into pondering rappers are extra violent than society, at-large.
We caught up with Rev. Al Wednesday in NYC, the place he identified hip hop is stuffed with artists who’re accountable and actively raise up their communities. He says it is unlucky the appearance of social media helps to amplify violent incidents far more than the great ones.
The Rev precisely identified all the opposite music genres the place violence has occurred for many years — and he largely agreed with what Methodology Man instructed us in regards to the Takeoff tragedy.
The Wu-Tang Clan star was peeved over the slain Migos rapper’s passing, and equally irritated over all of the scapegoating of rap.
In actual fact, Rev. Al is giving hip hop credit score for being proactive in relation to spreading consciousness in opposition to gun violence.
Late Nineteen Eighties rap songs corresponding to Cease the Violence Motion’s “Self Destruction” and West Coast All Stars’ “We’re All In The Identical Gang” are proof of that.
Sharpton additionally recollects R&B singers entering into shootouts earlier than the dominance of rap … a truth to which superproducer Teddy Riley can cosign.
In 1989, entourages for Teddy’s group Man and New Version started beefing … resulting in NE’s manufacturing supervisor Ronald Byrd fatally taking pictures Man’s safety chief, Anthony Bee.
Takeoff’s large memorial is going on Friday in his Atlanta hometown, on the State Farm Enviornment. Town’s exhibiting up in an enormous means for the Migos star — we’re instructed followers have already snatched up all tickets for the free occasion.