I believe that when people learn what they live, they sometimes will act it out. It’s like when life imitates art and in the entertainment industry this seems to be the way it goes down particularly in music. There’s nothing anyone can tell me to make be believe that there is not some form of connection between the violence in Chicago and Hip Hop. It’s no secret that music is quite influential and it takes a “strong-willed” person to discern the difference between entertainment and reality.
We do have to take personal responsibility and when dealing with people who don’t know about or even care about personal responsibility, for those who full well know of its concept should be stepping up and “Each One, Teach One then Reach One”!!
A legendary producer from Chicago allegedly has made statements that the violence and deaths [because of it] in Chicago are “good business” for Hip Hop. While business may be booming in the industry and the funeral homes, it does not surprise me that this thought process exist. NEVER will I knock anyone for how they feel about anything, however there could be truth to what is being said what matters is if we advocate it.
Check out the story as reported by Tha Drill:
After speaking with a reliable source, Tha Drill sadly has come to find out that the music industry exec’s in and from Chicago believe the many lives lost these past two years in connection with Chicago Hip Hop beefing is “GOOD FOR BUSINESS”. Our source said these words came from the mouth of Legendary Traxster, producer for Twista and close friend of V.P. at Def Jam, No I.D.
No I.D. signed several acts from Chicago to Def Jam and since then there has been much fighting between several gangs and sets in and around Chicago. Lil Jojo, Tooka, Blood Money and several other rappers were killed in connection with these rap beefs.
Our sources tell us that No I.D. and Legendary Traxster are very close friends. As the old saying goes, birds of a feather flock together, so does this mean that NO I. D., the VP at Def Jam also feels the deaths of these young black males are “GOOD FOR BUSINESS”.
What is the Chicago industry coming to and shouldn’t industry exec’s frown upon violence as a way to sell records? Should Def Jam / Universal hold any accountability for the many youth that have gotten killed since Chief Keef and Durk got signed? Should the record labels invest more in developing these young artists in a way that they can responsibly handle fame and avoid conflict instead of exploiting and capitalizing off of violence among them…..
It’s a sad day in Chicago Hip Hop…..
Where the real leaders at?