The Rap icon spoke about rappers shedding their lives and freedoms, including that when that occurs, each worker and particular person they assist suffers as effectively.
With over three many years within the music business beneath his belt, Too $hort has seen all of it. He is climbed the charts, toured the world, watched as his songs and albums have changed into classics, and has engaged in a Rap beef or two. As Hip Hop evolves with the assistance of social media, the way in which the tensions between artists are communicated has additionally shifted. The egging on of followers and trolls can intensify animosity, and whereas visiting Shannon Sharpe on Membership Shay Shay, Brief Canine dropped a couple of ideas on Rap beefs of right this moment.
“If a rapper is selling beef, in today, with the social media—you’ve acquired a crew of thirty to forty folks, and there’s solely one common face in your crew—that’s you,” he stated. “So, your guys do that and that, and y’all incited some stuff, and then you definitely’re upsetting it together with your music. After they see you throughout the city, they solely know one face.”
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“And that’s why I believe we’re shedding numerous rappers, as a result of, you realize, chop it off on the head. That’s the bread and butter,” Brief added. “Once you gun down the rapper, you simply gunned down 5 different workers’ revenue; you simply gunned down college children’ garments, Christmas, a dope birthday that was going to occur.”
He drew an identical parallel with jail. “When the rapper accomplish that a lot filth together with his homies and he finally ends up catching the case and going to jail…you locked up the revenue! You are feeling me?” Too Brief believes that folks want to take a look at the massive image earlier than getting themselves entangled in rifts that could possibly be damaging to not solely themselves however everybody round them that they’ve helped assist, as effectively.
“Like, man – you’ve acquired a rapper that’s making fifty grand a weekend—not a month, a weekend. Each weekend he exit and make fifty grand. That cash goes to the crew, we share. You understand, you my street supervisor, you my hype man, you my DJ…we from nothin’. And all that stops when you go do six months, a yr, three years in jail. All that stops. So, I’m like, we ain’t enthusiastic about the massive image.”
Watch Too Brief chop it up with Shannon Sharpe under.