The Breakdown: Rap & Murder: A Marriage That Won’t Divorce


The shooting death of XXXTENTACION earlier this week wasn’t the first murder in Hip Hop and likely won’t be the last. From Biggie and 2Pac to Big L and Jam Master Jay, the list is seemingly endless.

Why do so many young and talented Hip Hop artists become victims of gun violence? Who’s to blame? How can we finally put an end to this vicious and violent cycle?

Let’s break it down …