Music Artist Sound Off: Should The Violent Lyrics In Hip Hop Change?
With the unfortunate incidents in Ferguson, MO and the untimely death of Michael Brown, Hip Hop has once again has been blamed for the perpetuation of violence in the African-American community. But, is it right to point the finger at music? Do the lyrics in Hip-Hop need to change?
HipHollywood asked several musicians those questions while at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. Many of music’s top stars hit the carpet to see Ludacris receive the prestigious President’s Award, but they also wanted to shed light on hip-hop’s real role in the Black community.
Luda not only walked away with the night’s top honor, he also got the crowd moving with a medley of his greatest hits including “Fantasy,” “How Low Can You Go,” “Southern Hospitality,” “Area Codes,” and “Yeah,” joined by special guest Mystikal. The evening also featured a slew of performances including rapper TeeFlii and DJ Goofy, Tamar Braxton and a special set by DJ Mustard and YG.
Click here for the full list of BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Award winners.