Lecrae Says Hip Hop Can’t Promote Murder & Lawlessness Then Ask For Equality & Justice

In the wake of the national discussion about race, the militarization of the police, and economic inequality sparked by the killing of Michael Brown, some observers have also connected the conversation to certain imagery displayed by some rap artists.

Faith-based rapper Lecrae is one of the voices challenging the Hip Hop community to address its own lyrical content before demanding justice from anyone else. The Houston native shared his thinking on the subject and the Ferguson situation via Twitter.

    Dear Hip Hop, we can’t scream “murder, misogyny, lawlessness” in our music & then turn around and ask for equality & justice.

    — Lecrae (@lecrae) August 19, 2014