“The truth hurts– drugs done killed a lot of our great ones. I’m praying for DMX and his family. I feel like hip-hop needs some type of union. “DMX is an icon. He explained his vision was similar to retired basketball players who often become analysts or coaches. Master P is calling on rappers to get together to prevent further cases similar to DMX’s case. Share this:
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Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) The entire hip hop community has been reacting to his untimely death with tributes from all over the world pouring in. While he said that he is also praying for the rapper, he told a TMZ cameraman that a proper hip-hop union could help a lot of at-risk rappers who need support from their own community. What happens when a guy falls off after he done sold millions and millions of records? He continued: “The education that we can invest in the next generation, we can prevent this. It’s sent a lot of them to prison. He has suggested the creation of a hip-hop union. Master P also suggested that DMX’s, real name Earl Simmons, an overdose could have been prevented. The NBA has it. Imagine all the stuff that we could have prevented for DMX to help him. He added that it was time to have a frank conversation about the way forward for Hip-Hop artists who may be suffering. We got to figure out how to prevent that,” Master P said. I hope that people start celebrating these icons while they’re alive. We need that,” he continued. If you look at all the heroes and stars that we lost.”
DMX died on Friday, April 9, 2021, after spending a week in the hospital on life support. To get such a union going, it would take a new education drive on issues such as financing. “I think it starts with education. I just hate that we have to wait for something to happen to one of us before everybody really starts saying how much they care and love you. I want to really start educating our people and letting them see that– even LeBron and KD, Kyrie Irving, everybody that represents Black Lives Matter, when the NBA talks about they’re putting money back into HBCUs, I want to see where that money go at,” he added.