Uncle Luke Blames Social Media For Wave Of Violence Plaguing Hip-Hop

The Miami rap legend says social media is making things worse for hip-hop culture.

(AllHipHop News) Uncle Luke is a rap veteran who saw his share of beef during his four-decades in the hip-hop business.

Luke famously feuded with a variety of enemies, ranging from Death Row Records to local Miami cops, and the entire United States government.

But Uncle Luke thinks a new generation of rappers has upped the level of violence and it is all because of social media.

"Social media is fueling the rise in violence among the new generation of rappers, their fans, and their haters," Uncle Luke said in an opinion piece of the Miami New Times' website.

The 2 Live Crew founder pointed to the deaths of XXXTentacion and Nipsey Hussle, while noting how artists like Tekashi 6ix9ine and YNW Melly used social media to taunt their rivals.

Tekashi is facing 30 years in prison for a variety of RICO crimes filmed and displayed on IG, while YNW Melly is up for the death penalty for allegedly killing two of his own friends.

"The artists post images of themselves rapping about that thug life, and then life imitates art," Uncle Luke said. "They pretend to be gangsters when they aren't. Fans attack anyone who comes at their favorite artists."

According to Uncle Luke, there is only one solution - for tech companies to start regulating their social media platforms.

"It's become a serious epidemic. The only cure is for tech companies to regulate social media. If they don't, there will be more bloodshed," Uncle Luke said.

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Shout out to Uncle Luke for keeping it 1,000,000,000% REAL!!!