What seems to be wrong with the world of music today?
In 2005, there seems to be a flashback of ten years ago to the murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.
An affidavit, released by the feds, revealed many assassination attempts toward rapper 50 Cent by The Inc’s Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff. During the past few years, there has been a rivalry between G-Unit Records and The Inc. Records, formerly known as Murder Inc. Records. McGriff, a long time friend of The Inc.’s CEO Irv Gotti, has been watching 50 Cent since 2003 and plotting to kill him.
Occurrences like this shouldn’t be happening anywhere, especially in music. Music is an art form and many youngsters around the country look up to artists. When artists, like 50 Cent, feud with one another on a musical level it is fine. However, when actual physical violence occurs then a line needs to be drawn.
There is so much going on in the world right now that music, for some, is a place for refuge from the everyday worries of life. Music has the power to transport the listen from the most grave situations, if only for a brief moment. Art and the news it creates should not serve as another indicaiton of the destructive direction by which our society is currently traveling. We hope that this drama in the music industry is not a precursor to further acts of violence.
Music should stay on wax whether it is battle rapping or music collaboration. On disc is where it is safe. Let’s not quiet the genius of contemporary artists by promoting violence.