In the wake of Young Dolph’s murder, Ice-T of ‘Law and Order’ says rap is the ‘Most Dangerous Occupation.’
Young Dolph’s family, friends, and loved ones are trying to make sense of his death, while fellow artists are speaking out about the rise in gun violence in hip hop.
Ice T, star of Law and Order: SVU, has experience transitioning from street life to legitimate business life, having done so through rap.
He credits hip hop with saving him from the dangers of the streets, but now believes that being a rapper is even riskier.
The rapper took to Twitter to discuss the dangers that hip-hop artists face.
“ICE COLD FACT: Being a drug dealer was the most dangerous occupation when I was growing up.
He tweeted, “Now it appears that being a rapper is… smh No cap.”
He also shared an old video of rapper Boosie talking about how most rappers die in their hometowns in a separate tweet.
In the video, Boosie said, “Most rappers die in their own city.”
“It is unquestionably true.
And, you know, you have haters who were in third grade with you and are angry because they don’t have the same drive as you.
They despise you for no reason, you know.
“They despise you because of your success.”
On Wednesday, November 1st,
Dolph was fatally shot by two assailants in a local bakery in Memphis, Tennessee, while buying cookies.
He was supposed to host a turkey giveaway on the same day as Thanksgiving.
The video surveillance of the shootings has been released, and local police are asking anyone with information on the suspects to come forward.
As a result of the community’s grief, the bakery has been closed indefinitely.
Dolph, 36, is survived by Mia Jaye, his longtime love, and their two children.
She recently thanked his supporters on Instagram.
“Thank you for all of your prayers, love, support, calls, messages… I may not be able to see them all, but when my eyes aren’t filled with tears, I will.
I manage to catch a few.
Nonetheless, all genuine positive vibes, energy, and prayers are greatly appreciated… because Lord knows I need them,” she wrote.