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T.I. Speaks Out on Ferguson Protests


T.I. took his thoughts on the Ferguson Protests to Instagram. Here’s what he had to say:

“Look at us….America has created a monster. The result of ignoring & mishandling an already fragile spirited, recently enslaved, presently oppressed race/generation of people. Look at us. We’re the monster that now refuses to be dismissed, overlooked,& ignored. We were brought to this place,unaware of our own cultures,religion,&traditions therefore,we created our own. Now look at us. For years we’ve been crying out for the nation to address the substandard education systems & disparaging treatment of our citizens in communities across America. Our people have had an increasing lack of opportunities for generations. There have been homes broken,lives shattered,and futures lost on your watch….unanswered. Look at us. How long can u expect a nation/race/generation of people to be blatantly disrespected? Spoken to and treated with arrogant tones of insignificance. Our fathers,uncles,brothers& role models were killed& Imprisoned more often than educated. Now look at us. Our friends,& relatives Murdered and cast aside without thought,as though your human life is more valuable than ours. How long can that go on without consequence? Now Look at us. How long can u continue to pass the buck & make excuses of why u can’t do today what should have been done yeste-year? Although I DO NOT support the negative responses & actions of my people in light of dis tragedy….I WILL NOT condone your lack of effort to show any urgency to improve the treatment of our people, nor the living conditions in our communities. Your refusal to address these life altering issues makes events such as these seem inevitable. Although I too am at fault to a degree & I admit that I may not have all da answers… I do have a fun fact for you. Insanity is…Going about things the same way,expecting a different result. U wanna different result? U must take different action. What else do u expect? Look at us!!!”

Click here to check out T.I.’s Instagram post.

#HHGB St Louis Benefit Concert for #MikeBrown

MikeBrown2We’ve all been horrified by the scene that has taken place over the last week in Ferguson, Missouri with the senseless murder of Micahel Brown Jr by the hands of an officer with the Ferguson police department.  And we’ve been mortified by military style occupation of the city to stop attempts for the people to peacefully protest, honor and grieve the loss of  one of the city’s promising sons.  As the the rightful but late decision has been made and spread to allow the protestors we have received word of an upcoming benefit concert by the St. Louis Hip Hop community.  100% of the proceeds from the benefit concert will go to Mike Brown’s family.  Lets continue to support citizens of Ferguson and the Brown family and show again how #HipHopGivesBack.

Sunday August 24th at Plush STL. Benefit concert for Michael Brown.  The concert features many of the emcees who are active on the ground bringing the world updates via social media of the treatment, abuse and state of affairs in the days following Michael Brown’s murder, including Tef Poe, Haiku, Bo Dean and more!

Plush STL is located at 3224 Locust St, St Louis, MO 63103.