Saturday, February 2, 2008
I have to write about another phenomenon in Hip-Hop that has me a bit unnerved. There is a new up and coming rapper that is forcing rap music to take a few steps back. His name is Uncle Murda. He is signed to Def Jam and is linked to the Roca-fella family. My problems with the MC are obvious.
1.) His name is Uncle Murda and he is one of those MCs who pride themselves on being, and keeping it, real. He was a well know and documented trigger man/ stick-up kid before picking up the mic. Of the few tracks and mixtapes that I have heard from him, he doesn't shy away from the topic of killing and often says how willing he is to do it.
2.) He is always talking about how he "really did shoot niggas" or how he'll "kill a muthafucka like it is nothing".
3.) He recently got shot in his head and lived. I have no problem with that. Afterwards he released a track entitled, "Hard To Kill" ,where he talks about how he got shot in the head. There was no regret or talk of being on the wrong path or anything to sway a person from going that route. In fact, he says the phrase, "I got shot in the head" at least 10 times. Sounds a little glamorization to me.
He is an amazingly talented MC but I'm not sure if this is the path NWA, Ice Cube, or Ice T expected gangsta to head in. Maybe I'm just an old guy venting about young cats, or maybe I'm just too far detached from the streets; but this doesn't sit right with me. But that's just my opinion though, and who the hell am I?