Virginia Rappers Talk Virginia Tech Tragedy
Cho Seung-Hui , a 23-year-old English major armed with a 9-millimeter handgun and 22-caliber handgun, shot two students at West Ambler Johnston Hall, a dormitory on Virginia Tech’s Campus.
A little over two hours later, Seung-Hui went on to kill 30 more people, including students and professors in four different classrooms in Norris Hall, an academic building, before taking his own life.
A number of politicians and celebrities have already spoken out and given their condolences on this tragedy.
Now, various members of Virginia's Hip-Hop community are opening up about the Virginia Tech killings.
For Virginia rappers Pusha T, Fam-Lay, and Skillz the tragedy strikes close to home.
“We feel that the shooting at Virginia Tech was a terrible tragedy...definitely a shock and totally unexpected,” The Clipse’s Pusha T told said. “Random acts of violence can happen anywhere. We must come together as a community to be strong for students and families whose lives were lost.”
Norfolk, Virginia’s Fam-Lay and Richmond, Virginia’s Skillz also expressed their thoughts on the situation.
"Everyone in Virginia is feeling the effects of the shooting right now,” said Fam-Lay. “Seeing a story like this on the news is one thing, but when it happens so close to home, it really has an impact on everybody in the area. We would never wish these things on anyone, and our prayers go out to the all families who lost a child that day."
Today (Apr. 18), Virginia police revealed that Seung-Hui mailed a package containing photographs, writings, and videos to NBC’s headquarters in New York possibly on the day of the tragedy and even more bizarre, the packages may have been mailed by Seung-Hui in between the two shooting’s.
"This may be a very new, critical component of this investigation," said Col. Steve Flaherty, superintendent of Virginia State Police. "We're in the process right now of attempting to analyze and evaluate its worth."
"It just goes to show you that you never know what's going on in someone else’s mind," Skillz said. "Its a crazy world we living and its getting crazier every day. Last week some one calling a team 'nappy headed hoes' was the talk of the world and look at how much can change in a week."
The first funeral was held today for Liviu Librescu, Virginia Tech professor and Holocaust survivor.