Hypocrisy Surrounding Hip Hop

Updated: Oct 29, 2019

Hip hop is wild. No other genre can make people dance to actual murder confessions and murder threats. People hate murderers and rapists until they rap. If Jeffrey Dahmer had a record deal he’d be lit.

“I’m big Jeffrey I don’t think you want no action, You want action you get turned into pasta”

“Will the real Jim Jones please stand up, hi kids do you like kool aid? wanna see me kill 900 people on a Tuesday?”

That ones weird cause there’s a rapper named Jim Jones. And I don't know if he’s killed people with kool aid. But who has ever seen them in a room together? Not me. Conspiracy theory! Rapper Jim Jones killed people in Guyana moved to America and became a rapper where he can confess to his murders in music and everyone is just gonna dance to it. And he kept the name for the added street cred.

Then rappers have the audacity to look for snitches. I don’t mean to keep going back but god damn. The Tekashi 69 situation really put things in perspective for me. Rappers don’t get how the internet works. They don’t. They can’t. If they did so many rappers wouldn’t be telling on themselves in all their music and social media. You said it right there nigga, track 4 titled “He’ll be dead by Sunday” posted on Saturday evening, after you posted a video on Instagram captioned “No cap this not a threat it’s a promise” where you proceeded to explain how you are going to “put a 30 pack on his head”.

Urban dictionary fucked that whole shit up for rappers. You used to be able to get away with using slang that the police wouldn’t know but now they could just google that shit and urban dictionary be at the top of the page like “Hanna Montana definition: cocaine from the jungles of Tennessee”. I have no idea if that’s what Hannah Montana is but I know it’s drugs. And so do the cops so stop that shit.

Really? That murder from last week is the only thing you can talk about? Where’s your artistic range man. You’ve been alive 16 whole years pull from your other experiences. What happened at school this week? Do you have a crush on anyone? I wanna hear about Tay Ks Valentine’s Day, how he wrote a poem for some high school senior but he’s a freshman so he’s kinda scared but his friends told him it’s a good idea and he’s about to read it to her after the chem lab. Instead he rapped about actually murdering someone and then running away from the police, while he was on the run from the police. Then he posted that shit up on the internet like the police can’t look at your location at the top right of the insta post. “Oh he’s right there at the Waffle House go get em”.

But what does that say about us as a society that we enjoy that? We’re all dancing to this kids traumatizing life experience of having to take another life. And we’re here woahing to it. Hot nigga will always go hard for me. But all them niggas are in jail for that shit. It was a full murder confession with the names of the people who did the crimes and we all just dance to it.

It’s also that the government doesn’t care about rappers lives. Rappers can be threatened, shot at and even murdered and nobody does shit about it. 69s life was being threatened and the feds just swooped in and arrested him. Talking about “we saved his life”. I mean you could’ve gone and arrested the people threatening his life but you got his ass too. And he might deserve it. But then trying to sell the story as “we saved his life” like they were doing him a service by putting him in jail sounds like adding insult to injury. That’s like if someone’s about to smack you, and I come and do it first. I didn’t save you just cause I got to you first.

Tupac and Biggie died like 30 years ago and nobody’s even been a suspect. That’s why Hip hop makes you a conspiracy theorist though. Cause people lie so much but some times, some times it’s very real. So you’re forced into the conspiracies. Suge Knight was on Jimmy Kimmel saying that he injected Eazy E with an aids needle. But it’s not popular belief that he killed Eazy E. I dont know how much clearer he could've been when speaking.

But at the same time there are people that’ll say “it’s just art”. “I was playing a character”. And that’s valid too. It’s the only genre that demands realism but denounces it just as quickly. We want our rappers real until we find out they actually did that shit and everyone is quick to call them stupid and question how they could possibly have put the confession in their music, when that’s obviously what’s going to sell most and gain the most attention. Cause if you're exposed for not doing what you're talking about odds are you'll be slim jesus'd. YBN Nahmir did a remix to Tay K's 'The Race' and the comment section is filled with people clowning him because they don't think he's really "about that life"

We praise their realism until they reach a certain point in their career. When all the eyes are on them and they’re finally making it, here come the police that just ignored you until your song blew up.

It seems like as soon as you get a record deal you get a charge. No other genre either, just rappers, you get a record deal you get a charge. Buy one get one free. Like they were in the club dancing and then hot nigga came on and they’re like “Mitch caught a body bout a week ago! Ohhh shitt I completely forgot about that! We were supposed to arrest that guy months ago! Aw this is gonna hurt like a butt cheek on a stick Johnson! Oh my god alright, alright all units report to Bobby Shmurdas house, I really fucked up”

They didn’t really have to do much paperwork in that case did they. They just printed out the lyrics off of genius. It had their legal names, birthdays, addresses and social security number.

We just need to get better as a society and not want to listen to murder in our music. I’m a 98 baby so I don’t know a life without hip hop but the more I look back the more I’m starting to realize that music that talks about killing people being mainstream is a fairly new concept. This wouldn’t have been allowed in the 20’s on the radio bout “ I kill a nigga", no these people had songs like “guys and gals and all your pals”. When we came around they were like fuck all that, if you don’t write every drug you’ve ever taken and every murder, theft, time you’ve cheated on a test, lust, sloth you cant make a song. You have to say all seven of your deadliest sins when writing a song these days.