The death of Memphis rapper Young Dolph is still in the news in hip-hop circles. Unlike the artists who sent messages of support for those close to the deceased, hip-hop commentator Charlamagne Tha God explained how Young Dolph’s murder marks a social problem. This was on the occasion of the Thursday morning episode of The Breakfast Club, where he gave his “donkey of the day” award to his shooters .
Charlamagne Tha God speaks openly about the effects of trauma
Well known for his commitment to mental health, in particular for the well-being of the black community, Charlamagne has to his credit numerous awareness-raising activities. The black community advocate on mental issues placed particular emphasis on trauma during Thursday morning’s episode of The Breakfast Club. He even took the murder of Young Dolph to explain how unhealed trauma can affect the development of a community. Indeed, the commentator finds Memphis currently facing a “societal problem” .
“ What you saw yesterday is a societal problem ,” Charlamagne expressed in the Thursday morning episode of his radio show. He thinks that ” This is what happens when people don’t have better things to do, this is what happens when the proper investments have not been made in certain communities .” The commentator continues in these terms’ ‘ We can go on saying that the root causes of crime are inequalities, lack of support for families in neighborhoods, inaccessibility to services – we act like violent crime is a complex issue .’ ‘
According to him, ‘ ‘ This is not the case. The lack of education, the breakdown of the family structure, generational poverty… Boom, nine times out of ten, you are going to have someone who has no self-esteem when it comes to these conditions and no love for him- same . ”
“ And if I don’t have self-esteem and love for myself, why would I care about you ?” Asks the defender of the black community. In response to this question, he explains that ” If you are there to shine, to drive your beautiful cars, to wear jewelry, there are people who will kill you, not only because they are jealous or envious, but also because of the way other people like you. They don’t want to hear about what you do in the community . ”
The hunger for love, the crux of crime problems
For Charlamagne Tha God, some people crave the love that rappers (and other celebrities and community leaders) receive, so they go to these lengths to receive notoriety.
“ Hunger makes a thief, our killer of every man, but sometimes you are not only hungry for money and resources, sometimes his brothers are hungry for love, ” he notified. “ They are hungry for self-esteem, they are hungry for healing. And they often get it too late, they get it after committing a crime like this and having spent 100 years in prison. But by then, it’s already too late . We need you to get this healing while you are outside so that you can influence others to heal. And there, I have the impression of repeating myself. It’s always like that when situations like this arise. The actors change, the scenarios change, but the energy of the unhealed trauma remains the same. Can’t a black man go buy cookies ? Cookies ! ? »Suggested Charlamagne Tha God.
As a reminder, rapper Young Dolph was shot dead in his hometown, Memphis. 36 years old, the deceased leaves a wife and two children. Memphis police have opened an investigation and reliable leads are being found to move the investigation forward.