So many rappers have been murdered this year, just like the killings of Black people at the hands of the police so much that many people are becoming desensitized to the violence perpetrated against them. Hardly a week goes by with another social media hash tag being created by fans to memorialize their favorite rapper who has met the fate of many. But there is a death that has impacted Hip-Hop to the point that more people are questioning the popularity of certain types of rap that “glorify” gang violence and murdering of enemies.
Chicago rapper Dayvon Bennett has died at the young age of 26 years old. Also know as King Von, Bennett was a popular rapper signed to his good friend, fellow Chicago rapper, Lil Durk’s music label. Bennett was recently murdered at a club in Atlanta over some rap beef. Bennett often rapped about violence and as with so many rappers before him it seems that the life that Bennett rapped about such as guns and murders and one could make the argument that talking about such things led to him being shot to death. This is not the first time such a connection has been made. Rappers such as Tupac, Biggie, and XXXtentaction rapped about the same things and we all know what fate they all met.
Is There A Connection Between Talking about Murder, and Then You Will Be Murdered?
The Law of Attraction states that whatever you focus on, you draw to you. So if you speak about death repeatedly according to the law, you are attracting death. This is the reason that negativity comes to negative people because they entertain negativity. So by the same token if you continuously speak about death you are likely bringing death towards you. When rappers focus on their deaths they hasten their demise. They are telling the universe is that is what they want and expect to happen, what do you think, is there a connection?
The Lesson the Murder of Tupac Shows Us about Attracting Violence to You
One rapper who I mentioned before who famously courted a date with the Grim Reaper was the legendary and extremely talented rapper Tupac Shakur. This is a rapper who despite being born on the East Coast, and being raise primarily in Oakland California, embraced the gang culture of Compton Ca. He repeatedly shouted out the Mob Piru Gang and its gang members despite not being from the set or even Compton. The youngsters of today should look at this fact when they examine the lives of rappers like Tekashi 69 who was associated with gang members but did not grow up with the gang culture which is an important point that I will come back to in a moment.
Tupac’s music constantly talked about him dying at the hands of his numerous enemies real or imagined. He spoke about dying in interviews and in the public. After he was robbed and shot in November of 94’ he was understandingly suspicious of the people in his circle and his music after this incident reflected his paranoia.
When Tupac was released from prison and signed to Death Row Records, he upped the amount of music that spoke about violence and his impending demise. This music was different from the music Tupac was associated with when he first came out as a rapper and people noticed the change and suspected that Tupac had a death wish. There were not many that were surprised when he met the same fate that he often wrote about; he was supposedly murdered by an enemy.
I would like to go back to the point I was trying to make before, Tupac was not familiar with gang culture because he was not in a gang, just like another famous rapper, Tekashi 69 who has been called a “wannabe” gangster by many. I don’t think Tupac wanted to be a gangster, but did not understand the gang culture of Compton. He shouldn’t have been representing a set he did not belong to. He called the streets towards him, and the streets answered the call. Don’t worry 69 your call will be answered eventually if you keep calling, but that’s a discussion for another post, so let’s move on.
King Von and Chicago Drill Music….
The popularity of drill music in Chicago has been attributed by many to the ongoing violence that is reflected in Chicago. King Von’s music was full of tales of murder and gun play. Unlike Tupac, he was very close to gang culture and supposedly was a member of a gang. Did King Von draw death towards him? Should these other Chicago drill rappers who happen to be being murdered at an alarming rate, be concerned that their music just may be calling on death? Feel free to leave a comment.
Rest in Peace, King Von you will be missed.
Here is a video about the murder….
(Posted on You Tube by No Jumper)
What are your thoughts?
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