posted on Dec, 10 2018 @ 03:24 PM
So I was watching a VladTV interview and it was mentioned that 2018 is the deadliest year ever for rappers with 26 deaths. WTF?
Could you imagine if 26 country singers died this year? Or 26 opera singers? 26 R&B singers? 26 Rock singers?
I am a huge hip hop fan, but older so I grew up during the golden age. My frame of reference are the greats like Rakim, Kool G Rap, KRS-One, Outkast,
Nas, Jay-Z, etc...
Anyway, I feel like hip hop has turned into kind of a minstrel show glorifying drugs and death. The number of deaths highlights this fact. Granted,
given the ease of producing your own music / videos, a lot of these "rappers" weren't really out of the street sh*t, so their deaths aren't
surprising. The number of ODs is also surprising, but I guess not really given being a drug addict is cool nowadays.