Chuck D says hip hop wants to begin addressing the gun violence plaguing the business … and killing rappers at an alarming tempo.
We talked to the legendary MC on “TMZ Dwell” to get his ideas on the most recent capturing dying in hip hop — Migos rapper Takeoff being gunned down in Houston — and Chuck says it is loopy how of us assume it is regular to lose rappers to gun violence.
Chuck says attacking somebody with a gun ought to be thought-about “irregular conduct” … and he is lamenting the very fact it is grow to be so commonplace in America, folks nearly appear to shrug it off as simply part of life.
As we reported … Takeoff was killed throughout an early morning capturing in Houston, with emergency audio revealing at the least 5 photographs have been fired. We’re advised Takeoff and Quavo have been enjoying cube at a bowling alley when an altercation broke out and somebody, or a number of folks, opened fireplace … fatally capturing Takeoff.
Chuck D says gun violence within the hip hop neighborhood has been ignored for a lot too lengthy — he says some other business with so many fatalities would have addressed the difficulty earlier than it turned normalized.
He provides … folks have grown up pondering a rapper dying younger is a standard factor … and he says it isn’t solely in regards to the dying itself, but additionally the style — medication and gunshots.
Downside is, Chuck says an excessive amount of music glorifies weapons and medicines, whereas earlier than, it was a mirrored image of what was occurring locally, not a dictation.
Chuck’s actually preaching right here … and it is value a pay attention.