(AllHipHop News) In the wake of the national discussion about race, the militarization of the police, and economic inequality sparked by the killing of Michael Brown, some observers have also connected the conversation to certain imagery displayed by some rap artists.
Faith-based rapper Lecrae is one of the voices challenging the Hip Hop community to address its own lyrical content before demanding justice from anyone else. The Houston native shared his thinking on the subject and the Ferguson situation via Twitter.
Dear Hip Hop, we can’t scream “murder, misogyny, lawlessness” in our music & then turn around and ask for equality & justice.
— Lecrae (@lecrae) August 19, 2014
For the record I don’t think Hip Hop is the problem. I don’t believe we are loved/treated equal by cleaning ourselves up. — Lecrae (@lecrae) August 19, 2014
I do believe the content of character can help or hurt the work of those who fight for equality & dishonor those who died for our freedom. — Lecrae (@lecrae) August 19, 2014
Do you agree with Lecrae that members of the Hip Hop community cannot ask for equality and justice while at the same time making music about murder, misogyny, and lawlessness? Take the poll below.