T.I. Is Asked About Negative Content In Hip-Hop, And His Answer Is On Point

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 14:  T.I. attends the Flaunt Magazine and AG celebration of "Foreplay," a preview of The Good Times Issue Featuring Cage The Elephant, Hosted By Jhene Aiko and Big Sean of Twenty88 on April 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Flaunt Magazine)

T.I. Is Asked About Negative Content In Hip-Hop, And His Answer Is On Point

Tip keeps it real more times than not.

Published September 15, 2016

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.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Flaunt Magazine)


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