Hip-Hop Reacts to Tragedy in Japan

Early Friday morning, Japan was hit with one of the worst natural disasters we’ve seen in a long time. The earthquake that struck the Asian island measured a 9.0 on the Richter Scale; by most accounts, it’s the fourth largest quake in recorded history. The tsunami that struck the Pacific has had similarly frightening results, as streets have turned to rivers, with cars, houses and more floating helplessly. The devastation has been reflected in startling images and videos.

In the days immediately following the tragedy, many of hip-hop’s biggest names took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the situation. Prayers, words of hope and ways to donate were offered by many. Check out some of the messages below.

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  • #japan quake homepage
  • nicki minaj japan tweet
  • snoop dogg japan tweet
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  • diddy japan tweet
  • lil kim japan tweet
  • b.o.b. japan tweet
  • raekwon japan tweet
  • dj drama japan tweet
  • bun b japan tweet
  • jermaine dupri japan tweet
  • pharoahe monch japan tweet
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  • 40 glocc japan tweet
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  • black

    THE EARTHQUAKES IN JAPAN WERE MAN-MADE. LOOK IT UP. HAARP IS RESPONSIBLE. DON’T LISTEN TO THE MEDIA. OPEN YOUR EYES. THE NWO IS RESPONSIBLE. LOOK IT UP

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    Ignorance is in the dictionary look it up, for real.

  • G.O.M.D.

    WHERE IS JA RULE I NEED ANSWER FROM JA (DAVE CHAPPLE VOICE)

  • chief

    hey haarp can very well be behind this. The worlds a very crooked place. who knows what their intentions might have been

    • jimmyjam

      yes and it could be an earthquake tht has been boiling for month. even if haarp are behind it which they probably arnt tht dsnt mean it the illuminati new world order. not everybody in the world is evil and just want to killl the earth. its not a comic nook.

  • caino

    What Libya aint hot news anymore??

    Fo real l agree our prayers should be with Japan, but they will survive, they are a rich nation! What about Haiti?? Did we all forget about them?? Over a 1yr later and nothing has changed?? Where’s the media telling us about that?? Peeps need to open there eyes!!

    Shout out to the Congo, l see you , l aint forgot about you!

  • izi

    what are prayers gonna do
    better send a little bit of that money you all have to much of

  • francis nasim

    n for the big piece of chicken daddy-big money-belvedere inthe rear-equipped my raincoat-playin famous notes- remeniscen’ on-i run into dame folks–o’ crack some jokes,spoke about a promisary note-a contract on baltimore ave. between the haves- ask not perfect a better plot-spot cop the paper n cash- a broken alley visioned by a bully lookin through a window-my nigga wendall connect wit dialect to his widow-blood money for all the drama mary been through…

  • francis nasim

    come on home son time to eat.