It has actually been a continuous discussion throughout hip hop about do the streets affect the art, or does the art affect the streets. Many think that rap artists glorify street culture which in turn makes an entire generation of rap listeners glorify that culture too. On the other hand, numerous artists think that lyrics do not glorify street culture, however that they are simply a messenger, informing the listener about what goes on where they originate from.
Charlamagne Tha God spoke on this subject throughout a current episode of The Breakfast Club where he called out the hypocrisy of rapers who will state “rest in peace” however whos lyrics glorify murder.
Charlamagne started discussing the topic throughout the rumor report, utilizing Tee Grizzley’s current house break in and the murders of King Von and PnB Rock to show his point.
“There is outright power in the tongue which is why it does puzzle me when I hear artists, you understand send rest in peace’s to individuals however then continue to glorify and commemorate the very same way of life that eventually resulted in these individuals that they’re stating R.I.P’s to death … so it’s simply intriguing,” Charlamagne stated.
This has actually been a regular subject in hip hop specifically since current, offered the boost in murders amongst rap artists and the current R.I.C.O. charges brought versus Young Thug, Gunna, and other YSL affiliates, where district attorneys are utilizing rap lyrics as proof versus the group.