The 20-year-old daughter of Russell Simmons says she noticed that white American followers, who’re often on the forefront of consuming music from The Migos, Takeoff, and related artists, appear to be absent from paying tribute to Kirshnik Khari Ball aka Takeoff, who died from a gunshot wound whereas at a bowling alley in Houston on Monday.
Aoki Lee: White Hip-Hop Followers Are Not Mourning Takeoff Regardless of Consuming His Music
Simmons acknowledged in her assertion on TikTok that she owes her complete life to the existence of hip-hop music, and due to that, she felt compelled to talk on the dearth of compassion for the people, Black artists, behind the music after they die from the identical points that plague the Black neighborhood that they rap about.
You recognize, each time a Black hip-hop artist or rap artist[…]dies, it’s only these communities, the Black neighborhood, the hip-hop neighborhood, who’re actively concerned of their remembrance or in mourning them.
On the identical time, so many privileged, non-black individuals residing their lives—just like the soundtrack to their lives is that this music. They’re utilizing it for the whole lot…events, lives, moments, gymnasium, motivation… it’s the soundtrack to their life. They’re getting a lot worth from these artists and their life tales and but when the artwork dies, not a phrase.
Simmons continued, calling out white American followers’ silence regardless of residing vicariously by way of Black trauma.
A part of what makes [hip-hop] compelling to white People is it usually the tales of the traumatic lived experiences of Black People. Like, absolutely the worse elements of systemic oppression, and the havoc its reeks on communities within the hood. Violence and medicines[…]but it surely’s high-quality to narrate to and stay vicariously by way of that when it’s all enjoyable and video games, but these are ongoing points that steadily kill these artists. And when that occurs it’s “the hip-hop neighborhood is violent.”
Aoki Lee additionally makes use of her TikTok second to deal with the perceived lack of appreciation of Black artwork in American historical past regardless of its affect. Hit play to see it.
I hope this was properly articulated. Pondering of Kirshnik Khari Ball, and his family members, the artist take off and his followers, at the moment. However he and so many black artists deserve higher than the sort of fan. Who can submit the music, the speculated drama, and everthimg else, however not their loss of life. 🖤
In associated new, TikTok artist ASMR Roger shared a singular tribute to the late hip-hop big, Takeoff, with one in all his glass water bottle designs. The video went viral with followers sending their love and condolences to the household of the 28-year-old Migos rapper.