50 Cent has expressed his opinion on the actual situation of Hip Hop and if he believes it is more violent than it has ever been.
The G-Unit mogul recently released the first episode of his Hip Hop Homicides series on WeTV, which looks at a series of killings that have afflicted Hip Hop in recent years, including Nipsey Hussle and Pop Smoke.
Standing near host Van Lathan, 50 discussed whether Hip Hop has become more violent over the years, explaining that while he believes the culture's "energy" has remained consistent, he believes social media has been a game changer.
“I think it’s the same energy but we’re in a different period so it looks different,” he says in the show. “It’s gonna happen where everyone can take a look on camera. When Nipsey gets killed, for the first time they saw him get killed. “Because of social media, everyone’s involved now. Because those kids in middle America are clicking the fucking button to look and are fascinated with the killings because they’re living on a side so wild compared to the conservative lifestyle they’re having.”
"G-Unit Film and Television has thrived by telling real stories," 50 said about the program in a remark. "Premium non-scripted programming will be a major focus Hip Hop loves things that are damaged. This series will shed light on the artists that didn’t make it through the struggle.”