Joey Bada$$ pays tribute to fallen rappers
Hip Hop Awards 2022: Joey Bada$$ took the stage at the 2022 Hip-Hop Awards to address the hip-hop scene with a strong statement. After paying a moving tribute to the late young Dolph, Joey sang his song “Head up” in honor of all lost in hip hop.
He was accompanied by ten men wearing hoodies bearing the names of deceased rappers, who were wearing white jackets that matched their chains.
Scott La Rock, Big L, Notorious BIG, Tupac Shakur, XXXTENTACION, Nipsey Hussle, King Von, Pop Smoke, Young Dolph and PnB Rock are just some of the names on the hoods of those who died on this date as recently as two weeks ago .
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The 27-year-old emcee ended his set with this “rappers need to stop supporting our own extinction.” There is an internal conflict, and no man is immune from it outside.
Turn around and instruct these kids to kill each other, you’re real rappers. You see, we have the greatest opportunities. I’m done blaming the judges and the police. It’s time to take responsibility.