4. "During that era, the drug deaths were distributed" In response to Reply # 2
But, during the last 20 years, you only really see males dying of drugs. In the black music world, it appears overwhelmingly to be men. Maybe there are more black men in the music entertainment industry, specifically hip hop.
Doesn't seem like anyone really cares about your young black music artists beyond how much they can entertain and sell us fantasies. I think it is sad.
I do blame some of the old heads who don't seem to care what happens to the next generation.
If I had a black son, I would be very worried about him getting eaten by black hip hop culture.
13. "It has always been mostly young men dying early in entertainment" In response to Reply # 4 Thu Dec-12-19 12:23 PM by flipnile
Black, white or other. Of course there are a fair number of women that have passed away too soon as well.
Males are largely disposable in our society (see: wars throughout history for proof). For many of us, we can never be great unless we take great risks. Sometimes those risks (like drugs and violence) are bad decisions with terrible consequences.
8. "You are likely not a creative or an artist" In response to Reply # 3 Wed Dec-11-19 08:51 PM by Mori
Many creatives are vulnerable to anxiety and depression so they turn to other "remedies". I am just shocked that after so many deaths in the last two years, there is not one mission, effort, discussion or urgency to intervene for these kids. I consider under 25 to still be somewhat of an adolescent.
7. "Are you saying we should throw up our hands?" In response to Reply # 5
I think this is an epidemic and worthy of more attention from the male hip hop community. Surprised that so many men are just chalking this up to being a man in America instead of looking at what is slipping through the cracks and allowing a 21 year old to make decisions that cost him and his mini empire millions.
I guess maybe as a woman, I would want to start an org/movement dedicated to addressing young black male artists and preventing them from doing self destructive things. But maybe men know the hearts of other men and realize that any intervention to save young black men from themselves in futile.
9. "I don't think Juice WRLD, or the next Juice WRLD" In response to Reply # 7
is going to directly or even indirectly take my calls on how to live his life
I think there's a lot of stuff to be done, in terms of improving how people, particularly young men, view themselves and how to handle the world. specific to young artists, idk. what really are you going to tell a young man with a lot of money and power and not a lot of experience living life that's going to get through to him?
having been a young man, I think your best bet is to catch them earlier, late, you can listen but at that point you're basically hoping they'll live through it to be older.