The hip-hop community is staying busy indoors. With the country possibly set to reopen in May, SOHH decided to take a look at hip-hop in quarantine and what rap culture is doing during the period, nationwide.
After polling social media followers over the past few weeks, peep the Top 5 things hip-hop is doing to stay busy below. Here’s hip-hop in quarantine:
This week, hospitalized rapper Fred The Godson‘s wife LeeAnn Jemmott shared details about his current condition. Despite initial suggestions about Fred possibly losing the battle, the latest update is he’s improving after testing positive for coronavirus.
“It was just like — he’s gone and he’s gonna die, that’s it. I don’t even know how I felt, I just felt like I was going to die,” said Jemmott. “Now, instead of the ventilator supporting him 100%, it’s supporting him 70%. … We need him like he is our strength, he is our good vibes, our positivity. … Don’t just assume they are going to die. Because that’s all we are hearing is people dying, dying, dying. He’s winning, he’s winning.” (News 12 Brooklyn)
“I’m in here wit this Corvus 19 sh*t! Please keep me in y’all prayers!!!! 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 #godisgreat” -Fred The Godson’s Instagram
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This week, music mogul Diddy shared an emotional public service announcement about the coronavirus impacting African Americans more than other races. The New York rap executive said now is the time for blacks to come together to find the solution dealing with COVID-19.
“This is not a test. This is a real, life or death, state of emergency. I’m calling out to the African American community to give you some facts. We are in a life or death state of emergency. One out of ten Americans are black. One out of two of the corona fatalities are black. We are in trouble my people. We have to come together. We have to communicate. They’re not going to give us any time on the news. They’re not going to come up with the solutions for us. We have to come up with our own solutions.” -Diddy’s Instagram
Before You Go
Diddy also shared alarming numbers to back up his statement. Puffy revealed a majority of the hardest hit states are made up of black victims.
“Check this out. In Illinois, out of 15 percent, 42 percent is African American. In Louisiana, African American [makes up 70 percent]. In Michigan, 41 percent African American. Out of 16,000 deaths, 8,000 of them are African American. So tonight I’m putting together an incredible panel.”