Is Hip-Hop the "Scapegoat" for Urban Violence?

A movement has started amongst leaders in the Hip-Hop industry alongside fans to protect black art. Many feel the culture of Hip-Hip is under attack by the judicial system. There has been talk for years it's being used as the "scapegoat" for the rise in violent crimes. There has been recent incidents where rappers have either lost their life to gun violence or they themselves included as suspects allegedly committing crimes.

Recently high profile cases like the YSL Rico Trial, the death of Takeoff and PnB Rock have authorities looking to the urban music lyrics for answers. While building criminal cases against a slew of rappers.

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Leaders like Stic aka defined the culture of Hip-Hop as BBoying, break dancing, peace, self-awareness, community, having fun and graffiti. Nothing about Hip-Hop is violent. He also suggested to take a look at society as a possible culprit for the rise of crime.

In the age of reality tv shows even Hip-Hop has a tv series dedicated to the tragedies in the culture. The show is called Hip-Hop Homicides. The series is featured on WE Tv. The episodes breakdown violent crimes committed starting with the murders of Pope Smoke and King Von.

Debates are healthy sometimes it helps provide clarity on point of views. Do you think Hip-Hop is being used as a "scapegoat" with crime in America? Weigh in with your comments during Bulletproof Radio Show.

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