Wu-Tang visionary RZA has chimed in with his thoughts on violence being pushed in the music world.
While speaking to Financial Times, the producer said:
“Growing up in the golden age of Hip Hop, we lost maybe like a couple of artists but not a dozen artists or more. Sometimes Hip Hop music glamorizes certain things. It glamorizes prison life, it glamorizes gangsters and thugs. I understand that, because I grew out of that.” The producer then spoke on the lack of balance currently in music, saying, “But it doesn’t give you the total tragedy of what that can end up being, nor are we being represented with a lot of alternatives. The point being made is there was more bounce, there was more substance. Hip Hop has become one-sided.”