Hip-Hop Made me Do It…

I wish the adults would create another music for the kids to listen to so that maybe the adults that make everything suck would leave Hip-Hop alone. Make a new disco or some shit. Put some bachata in it so the mexxos will eff with it. Maybe some of that mediterranean shit so the hindurabic kids can get their bounce on. Just create something so that Hip-Hop doesn’t have to be public enemy #1 anymore. Every single homicide in America is now given the six degrees of Hip-Hop treatment by the media.

I’m sure that Hip-Hop has contributed to a few deaths here and there, but you can’t tell me that Hannah Montana doesn’t have a least one body on her docket. I’m sure some little kid in the Midwest took a shower with a plugged-in toaster because she didn’t get to meet Hannah at the local mall appearance. How many different kids do you think Disney licenses to portray Hannah Montana at the different malls around America? Oh, you thought there was ONE Hannah Montana?!? My bad. I suppose you don’t want to believe there was someone ghost-rapping as Tupac either?

The shit that has me annoyed this time is this chick from a community college in Kansas that was inspired by Superhead to take on dicks as a hobby until this crazy mexxo made a real life snuff pr0n film out of her ass. The Associated Press said that she loved Hip-Hop music and she loved to dance to it. Obviously, she loved placing strange dicks on her forehead more than she loved Hip-Hop music and dancing to it. Jam Master Jay loved Hip-Hop music and he died violently while producing it. Aaliyah had some of her backup dancers on the plane with her that crashed. Those broads died for the love of their art.

This chick Emily Sander got merc’ked while she was out sampling dicks, not records. This isn’t to say that her death was justified, because of course it wasn’t. This is just to say that her death has as much to do with Hip-Hop as the fluctuation of the dollar when compared to the yen. Actually, that situation has more to do with Hip-Hop than this women’s murder does. My point being that mainstream media has to always find a connection to Hip-Hop when discussing the societal problems of America. Hip-Hop sure doesn’t sell pistols. Hell, Hip-Hop doesn’t even sell records.

Ever since the Reconstruction Era the Black American, particularly the males, have existed as the national boogiemonsters(no Riders Of The Storm: The Underwater Album). They have been described as savage terrorists or worse. Yet the art and culture that these Blacks create innately is copied, absorbed, diluted and re-purposed throughout the globe. With all of the energy that comes from teaching people to paint, sing and dance I refuse to believe that murder is part of that equation. Murder, greed and a disrespect for one’s humanity are not the trademarks of the Hip-Hop culture. Those energies and actions belong to another culture that is the antithesis of Hip-Hop.

This young woman was determined to get rich or die trying. Just because she copped the album and follows the ethos of Fifty Cent doesn’t make her death Hip-Hop related. People are being challenged to sacrifice their humanity for money. Sometimes it’s a lot, but often it is far too little to justify before the most high. What wouldn’t you do for the guap? If the answer was nothing, then you are the reason that Emily Sander is dead. And it has nothing to do with Hip-Hop.

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    This chick Emily Sander got merc’ked while she was out sampling dicks, not records.
    That`s is hilarious

  • big o

    this shit is funny as hell!!!1 and its true as hell.now i even ear these dumbasses on espn talking about sean taylor died living the hiphop lifestyle. pathetic

  • Worley

    Yea, people got all kinds of wildness going on in their lives. Because they listening to hip-hop does not make it hip-hop’s fault.

  • DevilintheFlesh

    True about hip hop, but your blatant disrespect for this dead young lady and referring to mexicans as mexxos?!? See you in Hell.

  • LOL

    didnt u post saying Nas- I can , changed the world?

    If it works one way for you then it’ll have to work the other way.

    IMO music dont change shit.

    Fight the power did diddly squat, didnt change shit for people, and neither did any violent rap song.

    Its entertainment.

    you contradicted yourself tho.

    just sayin

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka Sin Piffcaso Ruler Of The Blogiverse…..

    ice cold………..

    if i wasn’t at work, i’d be rollin on the floor, then again if i wasn’t at work, i’d be rollin up…….

  • Fire

    These people are blaming rap music because they don’t like it and it’s popular, plain and simple. If they didn’t like country they’d be attacking Kenny Chesney.

    Rappers can be influences, but surely not as strong of a voice as a parental or familial unit or personal values people hold. Like LOL said, it’s entertainment. Songs with messages are more than entertainment, but they don’t do as much as some give them credit for. Rap songs, as with music of any genre, can be a gateway to positive change, but it takes A LOT MORE than just a song. People have to unify to change problems.

    All in all, this was a good post. I’m sick of people blaming evils of themselves or others on hip hop. Get rid of the scapegoat and get to the root of the problem. But I guess it’s like the movie A Few Good Men. They want the truth, but they can’t handle the truth.

  • nappy_pappy

    Bachata is what dominican listen to ….not mexicans…or mexxos as u put it.

  • Doobie

    On the greater issue of whether or not music has an actual affect on people’s behavior, I think it “can” and it does so primarily by potentially affecting someone’s attitude, disposition and/or outlook. But, I think it only makes a real difference in the greater context of one’s social environment as a whole. Reality is largely about perception, and music as a product of and influence on culture, can affect someone’s perception and thereby affect their behavior. So, yes, I think it possibly can affect someone’s behavior in minor (or even cumulatively major) ways, but it doesn’t make people commit murder or start doing pr0n (unless of course they’re just retarded). Most times, there are other strong environmental factors that are the real root reason that people act out in certain ways.

    A song like “Fight the Power” can positively inspire someone, but it only reaches those who already have a desire for positive inspiration. I’ve heard lots of songs that have both comforted and inspired me along the way. At times, they’ve provided that something extra that I needed to get through. That’s reason enough to keep dropping those kinds of jewels, even if the masses at large don’t get it.

  • Fire

    I gotta add this quote I heard. It’s one that’s so true and puts this debate in what I feel is the right perspective.

    “There’s so much comedy on TV. Does that cause comedy in the streets?”
    Dick Cavett
    70s TV show host
    People need to remember this and start being accountable and self-reliant instead of ignorant childish fools.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sogentllc LowEndofDaChi

    Promiscuous or not, a young woman was murdered here, so I don’t see how this is “funny as hell” as a few commenters put it.

    Billy, I agree with you on the media’s use of hip hop as a scapegoat for society’s ills, and it’s a wonder they haven’t blamed it for terrorism and abortion yet(coming soon). I read the article you linked in its entirety, and I don’t see anything wrong with it them noting that she danced to hip hop music. I didn’t even see how the author remotely implied that her death had anything to do with her preference for Hip Hop dancing. As a matter of fact, they mentioned alot of shit that seemed irrelevant, like her and her boyfriend rocking matching Broncos jerseys with their dog.

    Journalists kind of sorta use this technique when they want to add depth to their stories, so that the victim doesn’t come across as just a picture/headline, but a human being that breathed, lived, and enjoyed shit like the rest of us.

    I’m just sayin’.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    I cant believe you would disprespect the memory of this girl and completely trash her name. How you know she was like that man?

    You could and SHOULD have used a different anology, BXS, and you wanna talk shit about humanity? FOH.

    I aint cosignin this shit, homie.

    1 hunned.

  • http://hiphopremix.com/content/view/1010/28/ iFux aka Etheraldinho

    *diddy bops into XXL wearing nothing but Boxers with the dickhole*

    Hip Hop Made me do it!

  • Y. Fame (Beats&Food Stamps)

    Yo that’s one of your best posts in a long time. You had your jokes and stuff thrown in there but you got your point across. Good sh*t man.

  • http://www.incilin.blogspot.com Incilin

    Posts like this remind me why I read Billy X in the first place. Great post.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Three kids were murdered in NYC in a day in three separate locations. There’s NOTHING funny about murder, but I am tired of it being trivialized and associated with everything other than its root causes.

    If you can’t handle the truth stay away from my threads.

    • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

      You shouldve used maybe the Sean Taylor analogy and how thats some how being tied to hiphop right now and how he was automatically accused of his murder being his own fault when he was defending his family and his home, a right EVERY american has. I read an article stating the fact that even though African American Males only make up 12% of the population, they account for 50% of all murders in the us. Hows that for a fuckin statistic? Then the fuckin guy goes and says this and I fucking quote:

      “But in today’s world, where guns, violence, misogyny and murder are part of the hip-hop culture, none of that matters. Triggers are pulled and lives are taken with the randomness of the next song on your iPod shuffle. Angry young men will stop at nothing to take what is not theirs”

      WOW. Maybe that would explain your point a bit better than a clap back at some white girl. I see the paradox in it BXS, but it still isnt right to me.

      1 hunned.

    • http://www.myspace.com/sogentllc LowEndofDaChi

      The truth? Ok, if that’s what you want to call it. I usually enjoy reading your drops because for the most part they’re well written and I tend to agree with your stance on contemporary Hip Hop.

      You were reaching with this one though, buddy. As I stated before, I’m also fed up with certain groups using Hip Hop as a scapegoat for everything ill that goes down. What didn’t jive with me was the unwarranted cheapshots at the deceased, which shouldn’t suprise me at all b/c you and Bol tend to rely on shock value to generate discussion (shit, it got me to comment).

      At any rate, the author of the linked article mentioned that the victim danced to Hip Hop music, then went on to say that she hoped to become a choreographer or some shit. So yeah, I’m still missing the part where the article suggests that Hip Hop played any part in her murder.

      I guess I’m missing this truth you speak of.

  • Mike Game

    Yo on that Kansas girl shit, Im surprised yal outside the plains caught a hold of it. Im from Wichita, Ks (the big city of Kansas bout 30 min from where she got merked). Yeah the news out here is playing the “its Hip Hops fault” heavy. But I got some boys who went to school wit her, saw her at a party once. She mos def was a go-liver fa real tho. So her death was and wasnt surprising at the same time. You got a job to worry bout so Ima say, that bitches death was fa sho warranted, her and Chelsea Brooks (another Kansas girl killed, google her). Now everyone loves a hoe, but when they die, it should never be national news.

    • http://www.myspace.com/sogentllc LowEndofDaChi

      Damn I guess niggas just say fuck having respect for the dead, huh?

      The death of an innocent is never warranted. Who the fuck raised you anyway, your cousins?

  • Casper

    She got some nice pics….


  • RLW

    Hip-Hop sure doesn’t sell pistols. Hell, Hip-Hop doesn’t even sell records.

    Every word Sunday says should be a hip hop quoteable.

  • blacker cracker

    by attacking hannah montana, tupac, 50 cent, and emily sanders, you are no different than the journalists that attack hip hop.
    you’re like tha kid that gets caught doing something and says,”but so and so was doing it too.