Ice-T has shared his issues for the way forward for the present technology of rappers, claiming one thing have to be completed in regards to the variety of deaths amongst artists within the tradition.
The Hip-Hop pioneer mirrored on the longevity of the style throughout a chat at Essence Fest over the weekend alongside fellow trailblazer KRS-One. Ice-T defined his fears for artists and talked about the current slew of rappers getting locked up. He additionally pointed to the speed of rappers dying because of drug use or homicide, together with the likes of XXXTentacion, Pop Smoke, Nipsey Hussle, and Takeoff.
“I feel individuals from my technology are actually upset with what’s happening with the kids as a result of each week someone’s going to jail. Individuals are dying off medication, killing one another,” Ice T shared, per People.
In accordance with Ice T, his technology of rappers “acquired the memo” after the murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. in September 1996 and March 1997, respectively. “Everyone calmed down. All of us figured this out: We [were] rapping to get out of the streets,” he added.
Ice-T Calls Out The New Era Of Rappers
The Legislation & Order star questioned what number of extra of their friends need to die earlier than the youthful technology of rappers makes a change.
“However the children who’re out right here behaving like that, these children are millionaires,” Ice-T continued. “So I don’t know what number of younger individuals gotta get misplaced, I don’t know which one would possibly set off that message, however I feel it’s time for this technology to come up with itself.”
In the meantime, throughout a current episode of Drink Champs Ice T revealed he not often returns to his hometown in L.A. as a result of it’s too violent.
“We’ve got gangs and the gangs are extraordinarily harmful,” he mentioned. “I don’t actually f### round in L.A.,” Ice-T added, claiming that whereas he “survived” town, he doesn’t return. “Do you return to jail for a go to?” he requested.