Fabolous and Ice-T recently expressed their genuine concerns regarding the present generation and its penchant for criminal activities, both in real life and on various social media platforms.
In a now-deleted Instagram story posted on Independence Day, Fabolous sought recommendations for a delectable BBQ platter. However, he also shared his observations on the challenges faced by the younger generation in upholding traditional holiday customs.
According to Fabolous, “TWERK, SMOKE HOOKAH, SCAM, Be on INSTAGRAM, HAVE OPPS, SHOOT PEOPLE, GO VIRAL, TAKE DRUGS, F*** SOMEONE ELSE MAN OR GIRL, & TALK ABOUT PEOPLE. WHAT HAPPEN TO THE GOOD VIBES???
Ice-T joined the conversation during the recent Essence Festival when questioned about the current state of hip-hop, coinciding with the genre’s 50th anniversary.
Expressing his concerns, the West Coast rap legend stated, “Many individuals from my era are deeply disheartened by the ongoing trends among the youth. It seems like every week, someone is being incarcerated. Lives are being lost due to drug abuse and interpersonal violence.” Ice-T continued by reflecting on his generation’s experiences, saying, “We faced the tragic losses of iconic figures such as 2Pac and Biggie, and that served as a wake-up call for all of us. We realized the importance of distancing ourselves from street life through our music.”
He further remarked, “I think people from my generation are really upset with what’s going on with the youngsters because every week somebody’s going to jail. People are dying off drugs, killing each other. My generation, we lost 2Pac, we lost Biggie, and we got the memo. Everybody calmed down. We all figured this out. We were rapping to get out of the streets.”
“But the youngsters who are out here behaving like that, these kids are millionaires so I don’t know how many young people gotta get lost, I don’t know which one might trigger that message, but I think it’s time for this generation to get a hold of itself.”