Twista Responds to Anti-Rap Billboards

twista.jpgChicago native Twista has responded to a series of billboards that have been erected around the city that classify a number of rap artists and their music as “trash.” As previously reported on xxlmag.com, the signs were commissioned and paid for by the Faith Community of Saint Sabina and single out artists such as 50 Cent, Lil Wayne and Twista himself. In his column on the Chicago Tribune website, the fast rapping MC noted that the fans of his and the other targeted artists music make a conscious decision to listen. He went on to say that hip-hop artists are simply incorporating what they see on the streets into their work and are being unfairly blamed for violence. “People need to stop blaming music for the things that go wrong because it’s the people doing things that are doing them and not the music. The money from those billboards could easily be going to help make the schools in Chicago better, which will help make the city better,” he wrote.

  • GMAn

    1st real talk

  • nameeeiii

    first? twista is nice

  • Peetei

    Twista-
    What a silly name, I used to pla wista as a kid. There were no guns or hoes just a sheet of plastic with dots on it. I might do you good to try this game.
    Peetei

  • http://myspace.com/heavennhelldemdamntwins demdamntwins.com

    THATS REAL. MUSIC IS FOR OUR ENJOYMENT AND CELEBRATION. IT MAYBE TRASH TO THE PEOPLE NOT ENJOYING IT, BUT FOR MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HIP HOP WHAT IT IS. ITS LIFE. BLAME THE INDIVIDUAL WHO ACT VIOLENT, NOT THE MUSIC!

  • Black Donald Trump

    NEGRO PLEASE

  • http://officialhiphop.blogspot.com JOE CASTRO

    first

  • Bizz

    ALL YOU LAME ASS NIGGAZ STOP PUTTING THAT 1ST SHIT ON HERE

  • grapes

    real talk on twista’s part. what a joke to put up billboards that insult rap in a city that has produced some great rappers (twista, kanye, common, lupe). i don’t care what u think about chi-town, they’ve always been doin’ it big.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com APPLE

    fuck da bilboards

  • sigel-street-stand-up

    they tryin to kill hiphop fuck em all
    twista stand up

  • Cuban Link

    Twista and 50 are iiight but Weezy is trash anyway so who really gives a shit?

    In other news, is it true Collie Buhdz is dropping tomorrow?I remember Come Around was everywhere like 3 months ago, that track was fire.Why the fuck are they dropping the album NOW with no new singles?

  • Will The Thrill

    Way to go Twista! They can’t kill hip hop! People need to realize that raising kids with greater education and family (not necessarily biological) values, not using hip hop as a parent, is the answer. Hip hop doesn’t raise kids, parents do. Enough said.

  • Stax On Deck

    Thatz Bullshit. Tell ‘Em Twista!

  • ACE HUSTLA

    1st

  • ACE HUSTLA

    Last

  • N.O.4life

    What if he put up a billboard that advertises “religon if 4 dumb ass”

  • sigel-street-stand-up

    cuban link yeah that collie buddz dropped and it bumps that come around track was to get some buzz about him and get his name out there.i cant beleive this cat white he goes like a jamaican ya dun know

  • What a Shame

    Funny how I couldn’t access Saint Sabina’s website. Couldn’t even leave a message from them. All these churches tryin to do is destroy hip hop music. They to worry bout what’ goin down in their own establishment. GOD don’t like ugly. It’s funny if an artist donates $$$$$ to a church or something they accept it with open arms. Be happy for your own people for once.

  • http://myspace.com/tedwa Teddy

    who in their right mind do they think is going to read those billboards and go oh yes your right ill stop listenin to hiphop fuckin trippers throwing money down the bin they can’t shut us down