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New York Police Officer Criticises Rap Culture | Music News

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Two days ago, a shooting at T.I.‘s concert at Irving Plaza (New York) left one man dead, alongside three more severely injured.


Yesterday – despite details and motives are still unclear – NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton expressed his resentment and despise towards the rap community, defining “so called rap artists” as “thugs that basically celebrate the violence they’ve lived all their lives and unfortunately that violence often manifests itself during the performances”.



These comments will surely not help building up the already fractured relationship between NYC’s citizens and their commissioner, who had already presided over the 90s corruption era, towards which he made inappropriate statements.



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Raffaele Buono

I speak as loud as the volume I listen to music, and this is probably symptomatic of my love for pop music: I love pop music because it is often unapologetically in-your-face, it shouts rather than tell, it drives you crazy. And after 21 years loving pop music, I think I’ve completely gone mad. It all started in 1997, when my mum bought me my first cassette: needless to say, it was ‘Barbie Girl’ by Aqua, and from that point on, it’s been a never-ending loving relationship between me and music. I study, work and live life part-time, and listen to music full-time.

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