Weekly Review: Alton Sterling, Philando Castile And Joe Budden

HipHop News Posted on July 9, 2016 at 9:18am

Weekly Review: Alton Sterling, Philando Castile And Joe Budden

Hip Hop was in mourning this week.

This week's headlines were dominated by the tragedy of two Black men were shot and killed by police in the span of 24 hours. Both incidents were caught on tape and the footage went viral.

Before this news, Joe Budden continued his spree against Drake for the release of his second diss track, "Wake."

Look at all the stuff that fell this week below:

Alton Sterling & Philando Castile Shot Dead By Police Officers

We have added two more names this week to the long list of Black people killed by police, including Mike Brown, Rekia Boyd, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Laquan McDonald, and others. Alton Sterling was shot and killed outside of a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he was selling CDs. A day after cell phone images of the shooting spread like wildfire through social media, Facebook captured video of the death of Philando Castilla during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. Hip Hop mourned both deaths and called for an end to the brutality of the police. Beyonce and Drake were among those who weighed in with statements calling for justice.

The Game and Snoop Dogg took their words beyond social media and led to a peaceful demonstration to comply with the los angeles police and to have an open discussion in the attempt to break the fear of the police and the Black community have for one another.

Many, including Jay Z and Chris Brown, released of the music to express their thoughts on the tragedy.

Five Dallas Police Officers Killed

A third shooting left five police officers dead in Dallas in a rally in response to the death of the other two men. The suspected sniper was identified as 25-year-old Micah X. Johnson, who authorities say was "upset about the recent police shootings." He was killed at the scene in a garage by an explosive planted by a police robot.

The social media responses kept coming in. 50 Cent said at the beginning that he was not surprised by the deaths of the police officer


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