This week, Chief Keef put himself in a whole lot of trouble, laughing at the death of a fellow rapper and striking up some beef with Lupe Fiasco, who in turn announced his impending retirement. Tyga launched his new porn site, as well as an adult film in which he plans to appear and direct. Additionally, HipHopDX investigated the connection of Christianity to Hip Hop, exploring how some in the culture reject religious themes in music.
Chief Keef Laughs At Death Of Fellow Rapper, Threatens To Smack Lupe Fiasco
Chief Keef stirred up some trouble this week. The 16-year-old rapper took to Twitter following the death of contemporary Lil JoJo, with whom he had beef due to his affiliation with Lil Reese. Keef laughed at JoJo's passing, writing, “Its Sad Cuz Dat Nigga JoJo Wanted To Be Jus Like Us #LMAO.” His sights soon turned to Lupe Fiasco, who had previously mentioned that he was fearful of the culture that Keef represents. From there, Fiasco tweeted that he was going to retire from the game, pointing to Keef’s behavior as a conduit to his reasoning. The stunt didn’t come without consequences: Keef, who later said he was hacked, is now being investigated by the Chicago police for his connection to JoJo’s murder, and Pitchfork pulled its video showing Keef being interviewed at a gun range.
Tyga Launches A Pornography Site, Plans To Direct & Appear In Adult Film
Tyga is expanding his entrepreneurial pursuits. This week, the Young Money rapper announced the launch of his adult website RackCityXXX.com, a play off his hit single “Rack City.” In addition to the site, which charges $24.95 per month in membership fees, Tyga plans on directing and appearing in his own pornography film Rack City: The XXX Movie, which will feature his original music and appearances from London Keyes, Eva Angelina, Havana Ginger, Kristina Rose, Jada Fire, Austin Taylor and more. "This movie really takes 'Rack City,' the song that I made, into the world of triple-X film. It's a real movie that people will enjoy, and I'm proud of it," he said of the film. "I just felt like now was a time that I wanted to be involved in the sexual part of it—how far can I actually go without actually doing porn?"
Editorializing Hip Hop’s Difficulty With Christianity
This week, HipHopDX posted a series of taboo subjects in the culture, focusing on race and the misnomer of Hip Hop as “black music,” as well as the obsession with the Illuminati. We also focused on Hip Hop’s struggle with accepting Christianity in music, honing in on rappers including Mase, No Malice and up-and-comer Lecrae. Some grapple with the label of “Christian Rap,” but the editorial investigates the value of religion and its themes in relation to the culture. Read the full editorial here.
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