Takeoff is the latest high-profile rapper to be murdered.
And for every Nipsey Hussle, King Von, Young Dolph or Pop Smoke getting gunned down, there are ten more rappers murdered that make you go "who."
It begs the question of whether Hip Hop is getting more violent.
50 Cent weighed in on that during a chat with Van Lathan.
50 Cent shares his thoughts on whether Hip Hop is getting more violenthttps://t.co/FoC4kyecyo pic.twitter.com/OpfR829gZl— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) November 9, 2022
“I think it’s the same energy but we’re in a different period so it looks different. It’s gonna happen where everyone can take a look on camera. When Nipsey gets killed, for the first time they saw him get killed," Fif explained. "Because of social media, everyone’s involved now. Because those kids in middle America are clicking the fucking button to look and are fascinated with the killings because they’re living on a side so wild compared to the conservative lifestyle they’re having."