50 Cent shares his thoughts on whether hip-hop is becoming more violent | HipHopDX

50 Cent has shared his thoughts on the state of Hip Hop today and whether he thinks it’s more violent than it’s ever been before.

The G-Unit mogul recently launched his first episode Hip hop murder series on WeTV which investigates a series of murders that have plagued Hip Hop in recent years, including the likes of Nipsey Hussle and Pop Smoke.

Joining host Van Lathan, 50 discussed whether Hip Hop has become more violent over the years, explaining that while he believes the “energy” has remained the same within the culture, he believes social media has been a game-changer.

“I think it’s the same energy, but we’re in a different period, so it looks different,” he says on the show. “It’s going to happen where everybody can see on camera. When Nipsey gets killed, they see him get killed for the first time.

“Because of social media, everybody’s involved now. Because those kids in Central America click the damn button to watch and are fascinated by the killings because they’re living on a site that’s so wild compared to the conservative lifestyle they have. “

The remainder of the investigative series produced by Mona Scott-Young will take a deep dive into the untimely deaths of rap stars such as XXXTENTACION, King Von, Chinx and Soulja Slimamong other.

“G-Unit Film and Television thrives on telling real stories,” 50 said in a statement about the show. “As I continue to expand my current roster, premium unscripted programming will be a big focus. Hip Hop loves things that are damaged. This series will shine a light on the artists who didn’t make it through the fight.”

The producer of ‘Hip Hop Homicides’ hopes the series will help curb rap murders

50 Cent famously rose to Hip Hop infamy after a near-fatal encounter in which he was shot nine times in 2000. With bullets missing major arteries by mere inches, 50 survived and the story went on to become part of his global phenomenon .

Meanwhile, 50 recently hailed the late Takeoff, who was killed on November 1 at the hands of gun violence in Houston, during one of his concerts in Seinäjoki, Finland.

Much like he did during one show in Sweden after Coolio’s passing in September, 50 Cent saluted the late Migos lyricist by projecting his image onto the stage as the group’s “Bad and Boujee” hit blared through the venue’s speakers.

“I paid tribute to Takeoff last night in Finland, it was on,” 50 tweeted on Wednesday (Nov. 2). “GLG GreenLightGang tour, let’s get it!”

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