Hip Hop Reacts to Mike Brown Shooting
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Killer Mike, Big Boi, Nelly React To Mike Brown Shooting

Killer Mike, Big Boi, Nelly React To Mike Brown Shooting | Hip Hop Reacts to Mike Brown Shooting | Scoop.it
Several artists in the Hip Hop community have turned to social media to voice their thoughts on the death of Mike Brown.
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This article gives reactions of rappers Big Boi, Nelly, and Killer Mike of the Mike Brown shooting.  The article includes other reactions found on twitter and also a video of the crime scene itself of Mike Brown.  The reactions reveal the truth that african americans do not feel safe with the people in suits that are suppose to keep them safe.  I personally think that they are right, not only african americans though, but people as a whole.  I feel as though the abuse of power is immanent in the police departments around the world.  I agree with a lot of the statements made by the hip hop artists that we must take a stand for our own safety.

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Nelly And T.I. Speak On Ferguson Situation, Start Scholarship In Michael Brown's Name

Nelly And T.I. Speak On Ferguson Situation, Start Scholarship In Michael Brown's Name | Hip Hop Reacts to Mike Brown Shooting | Scoop.it
Missouri native Nelly gives his two cents on the Michael Brown shooting and starts a scholarship in his name. The city of Ferguson, Missouri has been in the news all week due to events stemming from the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a police officer. With St. Louis just about a 20 mi...
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This article gives insight to what some thoughts are going through some hip hop artists minds.  This article shows that not all hip hop artists live up to the stereotype of hotheads.  Nelly elaborates on how to deal with the situation people needed to be level headed and think before they act and also to take precautions when doing so.  T.I. states that the people need to be strategic with what they do so they don't end up being foolish and being another case like Mike Brown was.

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St. Louis Rapper Thi'sl Organizes "Let Your Voice Be Heard" Forum In Wake Of Michael Brown Shooting

St. Louis Rapper Thi'sl Organizes "Let Your Voice Be Heard" Forum In Wake Of Michael Brown Shooting | Hip Hop Reacts to Mike Brown Shooting | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Thi'sl says he wants to provide an open public forum to give a voice to the area's youth and young adults.
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I chose this article because the death of Mike Brown is affecting the hip hop industry, especially the industry in St. Louis.  Thi'sl is showing the power that hip hop artists have in situations like this.  It shows that hip hop artists have a voice in the news that is going on today.  The article is short but it is to the point.  I found the information to be reliable after cross referencing the article with articles.

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Dailyslave.com | Michael Brown Was An Aspiring Rap Artist

Dailyslave.com | Michael Brown Was An Aspiring Rap Artist | Hip Hop Reacts to Mike Brown Shooting | Scoop.it
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I found this article to be very interesting, although it is very short.  The article basically says that SoundCloud songs were discovered to have victim, Mike Brown, featured on them rapping.  The article says that the songs include violence, drugs and sex within the lyrics.  The article doesn't exactly take away from Mike Brown's death but it certainly takes away from the ideas that were brought upon that Mike Brown was a scholarly goody goody kid.  The article gives links to Mike Brown's songs.

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J. Cole Dedicates "Be Free" To Michael Brown

J. Cole Dedicates "Be Free" To Michael Brown | Hip Hop Reacts to Mike Brown Shooting | Scoop.it
J. Cole has released "Be Free," a tribute to Michael Brown, who was recently shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri.
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This article shows the importance of and impact that the shooting of Mike Brown had on the American society as a whole.  Having such a big name as J. Cole and recognize these events and bring forth his feeling on the situation gives a lot more publicity to the event, making people realize what is going on in the world they live in.  The article was on the shorter side but the information was solid and important.  

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