Stic From Dead Prez Has His Say On State Of Hip Hop

Dead Prez member, Stic, spoke out about the negativity in Hip Hop offering solutions to bring peace and happiness.

The Hip Hop veteran spoke about the culture slipping from uplifting and empowering people to celebrating negativity. Although the genre has seen mainstream success, the Dead Prez emcee feels the soul of Hip Hop has gone.

Stic mentions the suffering of the genre as a result of rappers continuing to do things for instant fame. For the Florida-born rapper, this change certainly isn’t welcome, making it clear on a recent social media post.

Beginning the statement on Instagram, Stic posted a picture which simply said, RIP, alongside a passionately wrote out caption. “As a culture in Hip Hop, broadly speaking, we seem addicted to glorifying supporting perpetuating and celebrating negativity. We support and celebrate misogyny, self-hate, fratricide, homicide and genocide.”

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As a culture in Hip Hop, broadly speaking, we seem addicted to glorifying supporting perpetuating and celebrating negativity. We support and celebrate mysogyny, self hate, fratricide, homicide and genocide, and we do it with pure arrogance and ego, in almost everywhere you turn in mainstream and social media. Rappers have become the joke of the culture, spitting out nonsense in flashy and catchy ways for the chance of fame and financial gain. Every major radio channel amplifies it. Men and Women accept and participate in the negative atmosphere. All in the name of money, notoriety and glorifying the cliches of the streets. We have watched the same cycle breed death and cause harm in numerous ways over and over and over and over again. Your favorite rappers will speak out when a fellow rapper life is cut short due to the same nonsense mentalities that most of their own music perpetuates. It’s not that we don’t know better by now. It’s a choice. And those of us who keep supporting the same are feeding the flames of the foolishness. Of course we are happy to see the young ones getting to the bread and be in positions to make a difference but too many times all that potential goes down the drain because of the atmosphere that surrounds the success. I know solid cats like Malcolm X and others were killed for their voices as well but in this day of age, we have completely sold out our culture for popularity stunts and we have become a tool of our own oppression. Everybody wanna act cool and look the part and talk greasy and not enough are willing to embody real values and represent something helpful for our communities. For me hip hop has lost its true heart and traded it in for poor values, negativity and fools gold. If we want a better world and life for our community, families children and each other, we have to be willing to let this corny ignorant weak self destructive bullshit die. #RIP to all the BS and let’s live like REAL ONES FOR REAL REASONS IN REAL WAYS FOR WHAT REALLY MATTERS. 🙏🏿

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“We do it with pure arrogance and ego, in almost everywhere you turn in mainstream and social media. Rappers have become the joke of the culture. Spitting out nonsense in flashy and catchy ways for the chance of fame and financial gain. Every major radio channel amplifies it.”

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Furthermore, Stic supports the younger generation but suggests breaking the cycle of foolishness surrounding their success. Recently, there’s been a number of rappers who’ve been caught up. Whether as a result of drugs, violence or even worse, death in some cases, hence Stic’s pleads for change. Not one to avoid issues, Stic suggests the culture should let the “corny ignorant weak self-destructive b***s*** die.”

Finally, Stic certainly hopes his message will help the culture back to its authentic roots. “#RIP to all the BS and let’s live like REAL ONES FOR REAL REASONS IN REAL WAYS FOR WHAT REALLY MATTERS.”

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