While discussing Top Tier, the upcoming project by Kid Capri that features some of the game’s most esteemed battle rappers, the topic of racial injustice came up. With tragedies such as the murders of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Mike Brown still on the minds of millions, HHW asked the legendary DJ for his thoughts on police brutality in America.
“It’s not ever gonna change. You get mad, you get pissed off, you go protest but in the end, it’ll all be the same. It ain’t never gonna change. At the end of the day, if it was going to change it would have changed when Rodney got his ass whooped in front of all of these people. This guy gets choked out and he dies, right after that all of that with Ferguson. They shoot the kid in Oakland in the back while he’s on the floor with the handcuffs … after that Oakland thing it should have stopped there. Someone at that point should have said, “Yo, we have to do something about these cops.” And you see how they made a movie that quick. St. Louis is a prejudice ass city, you put people in a corner enough … what do you think they will do?”
The iconic Hip Hop personality went on to say that it is only a matter of time before racial tensions and despair reached a boiling point.
“You go to Chicago, they are not killing each other because they want to, they have nothing else to do. They have no recreation, they have no money … coming in they have to find a means to survive in the streets, and in the streets people have to die. That’s how it has to be. You killed this young man, and that’s someone’s child, man! You get people boiled up till they feel they cannot take it anymore and they lose their minds. They riot. It happened with the Martin Luther riots, it’s gonna happen till someone does something about these cops. I looked on the internet today and saw that a cop told a guy, “I will empty this entire clip on you” and he had not done a thing, just trying to get him in his car. It’s going to start a revolution and then people are gonna start killing cops.”
Read our FULL EXCLUSIVE with Capri and learn about his Top Tier project in this week’s issue of HHW Magazine!!