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.”
“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.”
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.”