Hip-hop has often been the scapegoat for violence in urban communities, which is unfair to say the least.
Just ask T.I. The Atlanta rapper was a guest on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah yesterday (September 14) and was asked whether it was right for hip-hop music to get a bad rap when discussing solutions to police brutality.
“People need to take into consideration that hip-hop traditionally has always been a reflection of the environment,” he explains. “So if you want to change the content of the music, change the environment of the artist and he won’t have such negative things to say.”
Boom. Tip hasn't typically been political in much of his music but has been more socially conscious lately. His videos for “We Will Not” and “Warzone” really capture some pretty powerful messages about the often excessive use of force wielded by police.
Also during the interview, T.I. was asked about his VH1 show T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle and how authentic it really is to his family’s actual life. He claims it to be 100 percent representative.
If that’s the case, Tip has one interesting family. Check out his full interview with Trevor Noah below.
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