Ice Cube tells BBC News that hip-hop has suffered a setback after last month’s shooting of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay in New York by raising the spectre of rap’s violent image, which he insists is far from reality. “It’s entertainment. Do people want to go kill Robert De Niro, you know, when he does Casino or whatever? It’s music… their music never promoted any kind of violence,” he said. “Run-DMC was not about that, Run-DMC was about the art, not about the bling bling or the gangsterism.” Read more.
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