Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run DMC is calling for a change in hip-hop, and in a recent video released by Double Down News he breaks down how the message has been lessened over the years.

When speaking about the recent murder of XXXTentacion and the murder of other prolific rappers in hip-hop, DMC stated that “…Hip Hop mourns for two-three weeks, and then we go back doing the same bulls*** – same ideas, concepts and images, like having a gun is cool – not changing the conditions that killed Pac.”

He went on to state that today’s hip-hop needs a song like Melle Mell’s “The Message,” adding, “Right now we need a 17-19-year-old individual to make ‘The Message’ to shut down all the nonsense we’re celebrating.”