Rapper Too Short went on Shannon Sharpe’s podcast Club Shay Shay to talk about how the violence in rap music is messing up the income for the people involved. The “Blow The Whistle” rapper said there’s a “trickle-down” economic impact on families and communities when rappers go to jail or are murdered.

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Beef Ruining The Money

Too Short was on former NFL player and current Undisputed co-host Shannon Sharpe’s podcast Club Shay Shay. The rapper talked about how hip-hop beef can ruin families when a person gets killed or is jailed.

“So I think we’re not looking at the big picture and when I say we I’m talking about us in the hip hop industry, or the economic trickle-down of these rappers getting murdered and going to jail.”

Short explained how a rapper shares his income with the people in his crew. He also showed how the check from shows supports entire families and communities.

“You’ve got a rapper that’s making 50 grand a weekend – not a month, a weekend,” explained Short.  “Every weekend he go out and make $50 grand – that money goes to the crew, we share. You know, you my road manager, you my hype man, you my DJ.. we from nothin. And all that stops while you go do six months, a year, three years in jail – all that stops. So, I’m like, we ain’t thinking about the big picture.” 

The Blow The Whistle rapper also spoke on ageism in hip-hop and how he wants to show his young friends they can rap forever. 

“This is me saying look what I did, this is saying for my young homies look what I can do, look at what Tom Brady is doing for quarterbacks.”

Drill Rap Violence Stirs Talks of NYC Ban

Meanwhile, New York City mayor Eric Adams and Hot 97’s DJ Drewski have spoken against drill rap, citing the violence it causes when rappers in the drill rap community beef with each other.

The mayor announced plans to meet with social media platforms to discuss the possibility of banning drill music. Meanwhile, DJ Drewski said he won’t play any drill music that promotes beef or violence. 

Their responses were spurred by concerns that drill music is the backdrop to rising street violence and the death of two Brooklyn rappers.