The recent events and news headlines has opened again the deep wound of racism in our country.
Hip Hop fans and social media activists have been reactionary with what they have witnessed and emcees like Rakim say that social media has given people a microphone they need to voice their concerns.
“The god emcee” explained his thoughts on the #BlackLivesMatter movement and social media activism.
According to HipHopDX.com, Rakim stated “We all understand and see what’s going on,” Rakim says. “Social media gives a lot of people a platform where they can express their feelings. I like to do mine through songs. I let info build up. In some way, it translates into paper whenever I sit down.”
The Boom Bash 2 legend gave details on his views of the recent police murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, explaining how Blacks should continue their best use of survival tactics when dealing with racial profiling from police.
“If you’re conscious of where we’re at in life right now, with democracy, rights, and racism, and all these things, you’ll have an opinion like myself. I don’t feel that what’s going on is necessary.” Rakim continued: