Ice Cube as soon as rapped “gangsta rap made me do it” to satirically level a finger on the hypocrisy the United States authorities. It’s about time we get a remix his basic monitor, as a result of the DEA is as soon as in opposition to blaming hip-hop tradition. Instead gangsta rap, emo rap is below hearth this time. Emo rap is a comparatively new sub-genre, though one may argue that artists like DMX or Lauryn Hill had been rapping about inside turmoil nearly twenty years in the past. None the much less, the brand new wave emo rap is crammed with auto-tune cries, introspective musings, and drug use. Drowning sorrows in medication is just not an motion unique to hip-hop tradition. In reality, masking the ache is not an motion unique to anyone tradition the world over. Still, hip-hop is being blamed.
A Justice Department press launch protecting the loss of life Diana Haikova in New York goes on to say that the drug tradition in emo rap led to her loss of life. Soundcloud rapper New Jerzey Devil (to not be mistaken with Nu Jerzey Devil) was arrested and charged with promoting heroin and fentanyl to Haikova. TMZ erroneously reported that New Jerzey Devil was a component Lil Peep’s Goth Boi Clique, which additional pushed the “emo rap made me do it” narrative in connection to the drug tradition. Their incorrect report additionally helped gasoline the DEA’s bias in opposition to hip-hop.
DEA Special Agent-in-Charge James J. Hunt said in reference to the case, “This investigation led us into the underbelly emo rap and its glorification opioid use… The DEA extends condolences to the sufferer’s household and reemphasizes our dedication to bringing drug sellers to justice to face the implications their crimes.”