(AllHipHop News) OG Mitchy Slick should always come in in the history of Hip-Hop, when the intersection of gang culture and rap are discussed, because of his legacy as both.
As a certified Blood from San Diego, his tenure has been documented from everything from his own songs to widely publicized shows like “Gangland,” a program the rapper says misrepresented his positive involvement in the hood.
Brooklyn Blood member, Tekashi 69 has been a polarizing figure in Hip-Hop, if not an outright negative to many in Hip-Hop and gang culture. Mitchy has an interesting take on the young rapper that continues to see a swell in popularity.
“I’m up on him. We all up on him,” he said of Tekashi to AllHipHop during a recent trip to New York.
“With Tekashi, I don’t see it as different with anybody else. We all Bloods, feel me? So that’s something that we share. We are supposed to be on the same accord about something, feel me?”
Mitchy also said that if there is a family feud inside of the set, it needs to remain inside the confines of the group.
“So, I don’t think beefing with other Damus (Bloods) should be publicized, feel me? It happens all the time, but that’s just something we should keep to ourselves,” he continued to AHH’s Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur. “Other than that, get your paper. Whatever. I just don’t think we should f##k with that in public. We should go to the back somewhere. That’s how Bloods do it. Feel me?”
At one point, it seemed like Blood-on-Blood violence was inevitable, especially when a beef broke out between YG and Tekashi. No violence occured between the rappers, but Tekashi and his crew got into a skirmish at LAX as they were headed to board the plane.
Times have changed and how tensions are handled has too, Mitchy asserted.
“But they young ni##as. They do that s##t different. We supposed to do it one way...but just like everything else in the world, sh#t change At the same time, if we all one gang, we gonna have to be in agreement on how we handle sh#t,” he said.
“That’s with all the young homies, even on the West Coast. I f##k with all Damus everywhere in the country. And KiWe’s (Crips) for that matter. If I had been from that side of town, I would have been over there. That’s just how it goes. We ain’t really that different. I don’t feel we should be publicizing the sh#t. We should be finding a way to get paper off the sh#t.”
Mitchy said its not unlike bigger issues that face the larger community.
“It ain’t no different than Black folks [arguing] in public. You know what they say, ‘keep it in the back...take that to the back.’”
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