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March 15, 2012 · Posted in editorial · 12 Comments 

One morning I wake up, and find out there was a shooting that left 16 people injured outside of a hip-hop club where a rapper was set to perform. The next morning I wake up, and find out 11 shots were fired at one of my favorite rappers. What is going on? But most surprisingly, why am I not surprised? What are we supposed to expect from a genre where simply knowing Noriega, I mean the real, real Noriega is looked at as “cool”? So what, you were 3 cells away from him? I don’t care. Don’t get me wrong though, I like gangsta rap. There’s actually some gangsta rap playing in the other tab. It’s just that you guys shouldn’t take every word as fact. Hip-hop might not be a direct cause of violence, but it certainly doesn’t help. A lot of the language obviously glorifies it, and the culture seems to ignore holding gangsta rappers accountable.

But don’t get carried away and blame every single violent thing that happens in this world on hip-hop. Like Kony needs to stop blasting that new Rich Forever yo. That would be absurd. But hip-hop does glorify violence. It’s obvious. There’s a difference between rapping about what you see in your neighborhood, and straight out bragging about your deeds. Let’s look at J. Cole’s “..carry 4-5’s like change for a 20” line. Cole is stating that everybody in his city carries guns. That brings us into his hood, and points out one of society’s problems. Rapping about knowing Noriega doesn’t open anybodies eyes. Yes, you know Noriega, so? Oh you think you’re Big Meech? Congrats, here’s a jumpsuit, and a cage. Live there for 30 years, and possibly your whole life. Know the difference between the two types of  raps. One tells a story, and the other blatantly glorifies violence, and makes crime look easy. Whoever said illegal was the easy way out couldn’t understand the mechanics, and the workings of the underworld.  We need less of the latter type of raps. One has a purpose, the other doesn’t.

Dudes keep glorifying violence because nobody cares about what they say or do anymore. Back in the day, N.W.A. was held accountable for what they said. If you said something that didn’t really have a purpose, then you would get criticized until your brain exploded. Nowadays, someone like Ice-T comes out and voices their opinion, and they get bashed. By the way, don’t piss Ice-T off. I don’t want him to talk about Souljer Boy eating a hot bowl of baby d*cks. Please. The culture doesn’t care though. We’re all worried about Nicki Minaj screaming, and rappers going pop. Hold rappers accountable for what they say.

Let me tone it down a bit. I’m just asking for fairness. Trap rap is going wild just like pop-rap is going wild. Why are we letting some of these rappers get away with spitting lies, and glorifying violence? Back then, stuff were in check. Now it’s all wild, and it’s getting to peoples trigger finger. Not that rap is to blame for violence, but it definitely plays a part sometimes. We can’t deny that the language makes violence look cool, and nobody does anything about it. Shit is wicked on these mean streets.

Written by @QuezKHH, like me on facebook.

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12 Responses to “D’EVILS”

  1. Marcos on March 15th, 2012 4:20 am

    Great article. That’s why rappers like J.Cole & Lupe are always my favorite. I feel like they are responsible rappers they think about what they are writing before they release it to the masses. I, too, like gangsta rap (Jeezy) but they take it too far at times. i.e. Rick Ross “What’s your body count nigga,I’m double digits” Really nigga, really? How stupid are you?


  2. Sampz on March 15th, 2012 4:27 am

    True words but with anything there are allways idiots that ruin it. Rappers can glorify violence but so does nearly everything we see on tv through films etc. We are to blame not the rappers. We as people want to hear about violence, we want to hear about drugs we want to hear about bitches its human nature. Its what we want and expect from rappers, not all the time don’t get me wrong. The rappers just supply us with what we wanna hear. Like u said about people moaning about nicki turning pop it is a prime example. We don’t expect her to do that, we don’t want her to do that. Untill we change what we find entertaining and what we consider to be good music the rappers won’t change they have no need to. That’s the way I see it.


    Marcos Reply:

    @Sampz, So true….. simple economics.. the fans demand that ignorant shit so that’s exactly what they give the fans. sad everyone is to blame


  3. Dcipher on March 15th, 2012 4:31 am

    I couldn’t agree more. Telling a story is one thing, telling kids how bad ass you are and educating society on how to do what you or someone else has done, is a completely different thing.

    Perfect example? Boosie. Bruh brag’d too much about his dealings and what he would do and what he had done and what he planned to have done to folks. Now he sittin in the pen.

    I can respect someone talking about shit that’s went on and what they been through, cause I grew up in the hood, and I’ve been in prison. Did a short stint in a max camp, level 5, as well as a medium stint in a level 4 normal camp. Doesn’t mean I want to talk about it in every track I write. When I do spit about it, I’m sure to let folks know the shit ain’t no joke, that it’s tough times and you gotta be real when you go in. As well as the real folks in there holdin it down who might never get out.

    Like dude said, let’s just keep it real folks. More than others holding artists accountable, let’s hold ourselves accountable. Simple as that.


  4. Chi Simpson!!! on March 15th, 2012 5:46 am

    This article should be dedicated and e-mailed to RICK ROSS a.k.a RICKY ROSS a.k.a RICKY ROZAY a.k.a BIG MEECH a.k.a LARRY HOOVER a.k.a DEPUTY ROSS!!!!!!


  5. Jordan3 on March 15th, 2012 7:37 am

    These kids are getting stupid as fuck im 20 years old these kids need to realize rap hip hop is ENTERTAINMENT , ENTERTAINMENT is most of the time fake , Yeah there is some real rappers out there but they arent famous k , And the fact that Rick Ross is doing as good as he is proves kids are dumb as fuck like really Rick Ross if this guy came out in the 90’s and they found out about him lying about being a C.O. and faking his name and whole image and basing it off Free Way Rick Ross rappers back then woulda ate him alive and he woulda been gone after 50 but noooooooo , Its all about MONEY people big surprise lol nothing wrong with listening to rap just be aware of what you are listening to should kinda just do that anyway .


  6. ST3 on March 15th, 2012 5:18 pm

    You mean how drake does it in headlines? Some rappers try to stop that. Dickriding fans of drake or other rappers stop them.


  7. Rocks on March 15th, 2012 11:37 pm

    This was a pointless article IMO.. I’d kill a nigga even if I didn’t listen to the music I listen to, that’s me. Only pussies post shit like this devils article.
    What’s the significance of the title? Random wanna-be “hard” shit? D’evils. lmao


    Marcos Reply:

    @Rocks, You dumb as fuck you missed the entire point of the article.


  8. Dude on March 15th, 2012 11:38 pm

    Young Buck sucks -_- lol and I have the Nobodys Perfect video playing in another tab..


  9. Listen To Charlie on March 20th, 2012 8:59 pm

    People should listen more to Dee-1, J. Cole and Kendrick Lammar.


  10. Erica on October 27th, 2012 11:27 am

    True, there should be more positive rap. But correlation does not equal causation. I grew up listening to rap and I managed not to carry an AK.
    I was born in Brooklyn and lived in Brownsville which is a bad neighborhood. Rap music gives a voice to those who live that lifestyle and maybe it’s not the best thing to talk about, but it’s real, it’s what they are going through and they’re not going to mince words or make it user friendly.

    I went to college and am very successful. If you want to be a criminal you could listen to Mozart and still go down a destructive path. If has to be within the individual to desire success or choose to fail.


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