Gangster rap has a very dark side to it. Drill rap, the offspring of hip hop, is deadly. Both genres are fatal. Here is a side of hip hop that no one shows concern about this issue. We need to do more to expose the hazards associated with hip hop.
The media shines a light on Hip Hop royalty. The media exalted them above all. We fail as media with a sworn duty to help prevent community harm.
My prayer's that this article will be picked up from here by a major news outlet. And finally, the light will be shined on what is known as the deadliest genre of music, In American History.
Should we as the media support a genre of music that has more than 250 homicides a year?
We have a responsibility as the media not to distort the news in such a way as to cause community harm. We need a balanced coverage of Hip Hop. Furthermore, we need to hear the Good side and the bad. If we fail to bring problems to the light, we hamper law enforcement efforts to investigate and bring wrongdoers to justice.
We are not living in a primitive age. We are a highly sophisticated society, far from the primitive time in our history. Furthermore, we as a society have a responsibility not to accept this senseless violence. Our silence on the issue before us is a failure and an opportunity to save a life.
Gangster Rap is a genre of music introduced to the world in Compton, California. However, with the introduction of Gangster rap, the murder rate in hip hop has risen to an alarming number of lives lost every year. The murders began in 1987 and have continued until this very day. The issue has never been addressed. No one knows the true motive behind the slaughtering of African American musicians every year.
I'm aware that the loss of 250 souls a year is at epidemic levels. Like any other epidemic, we must find a cure.