Last week, it was an exhausting time to be an American because the violent deaths by the hands of police of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile cut up open racial wounds. As the world targeted on the horrifically violent viral movies making the web rounds, one video that bought swept below the media rug was the killing of Dylan Noble in Fresno, California. The incident occurred June 25, however the video of the 19-year-old white male being shot a number of occasions whereas mendacity on the bottom was made public weeks later and led to an FBI investigation.
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“I really feel just like the cops that murdered these males are cowards and must be delivered to justice both by the streets or the judicial system,” mentioned Fresno-native Fashawn. “These sorts of occasions can’t maintain occurring on this supposedly nice nation of ours. Something has to alter right here in America and alter quick or else it’s going to be anarchy out on these streets.”
Though he’s by no means had any confrontations with the police, Fashawn mentioned that he’s discovered to keep away from the boys-in-blue since an early age. However, Fashawn additionally believes in the neighborhood taking duty for its personal violence as effectively.
“Surprised to see the shortage of concern for the one-year-old that was killed by gang violence not too long ago in my hometown, to be trustworthy,” mentioned Fashawn. “I’m embarrassed for my metropolis for essentially the most half. Fresno Police Department may’ve finished a greater job dealing with that state of affairs. My condolences exit to the household of Dylan Noble.”
As everybody from Drake to Jay Z commented on the current media storm of police brutality, Fashawn feels it’s obligatory for Hip Hop to talk up.
“I don’t see how they will ignore it and never acknowledge the situations of our humanity at this level,” he mentioned. “I salute them for talking out and being courageous sufficient to threat their company assist in return. That takes a variety of audacity as an artist and as a model.”
It’s been over a yr since Fashawn dropped his sophomore follow-up to 2009’s Boy Meets World entitled The Ecology, which DX scored a four/5 and referred to as a “robust follow-up, six years within the making, that hits arduous whereas preaching perseverance.”
Set to drop earlier than the yr is over, he’s within the early phases of his subsequent challenge at the moment dubbed Manna.