R&B icon Eric Benet recently made a comment on social media in which he stated that rappers whose music promotes a negative message are merely blackface representatives of white supremacy (3:20). This drew a response from Fat Joe who stated that "It's just entertainment" (4:58).
The panel discuss this topic and ask why so much of today's rap contains morbid messages (10:05) as well as where the culpability lies for the violent lyrics, message of self-harm, and other negative content in the music - with the artists or with the labels and broadcasters (14:30)?
0:00 - 0:41 Intro + Todays mathematics
0:42 This entire conversation is just way out of pocket
3:20 Eric Benet calls out rappers on their lyrics
4:58 Is music "just entertainment"?
10:05 Why does the music now carry such a dark message?
13:11 The ones that should be teaching are the ones that are qualified to teach
14:30 Who is accountable - artists or broadcasters?
16:28 Hiphop was once a unifying genre, now being used to divide
20:01 New artists disconnected from OGs get trapped in bad deals
22:10 "All Being Born To Born" merch now available! (https://hoodgee.com)
23:09 The warm down