Social networks have over the past decade had a considerable impact on the education and monitoring of young people who are increasingly addicted to it. Recently, more than fifty students were suspended for taking part in a video on TikTok, in which they are seen simulating gun violence by holding their cell phones and mimicking the use of a weapon to the beat of “Who Want Smoke.” »By Nardo Wick.
A challenge that turns into drama for students
Two separate incidents resulted in a number of suspensions at Tinley Park High School outside of Chicago, as well as at West Creek High School in Tennessee. According to a Fox 32 Chicago report, a number of high school students at TPHS, as well as educators and staff, pointed their phones at the camera as if they were guns on ” Who Want Smoke “. The clip was posted on TikTok and Facebook, and it sparked outrage from many who said it was dangerous and in no way humorous .
At West Creek High School, the same video was posted and over fifty middle school students were suspended after garnering over 500,000 likes. Christian Williams, 17, says he was the one who made the video, and explained why he posted it. “ I was in school and I was on my phone browsing random Instagram Stories. I saw the trend on someone’s page and thought we could do that. We could probably go viral for that, ”he told Clarksville Now.
“Who Want Smoke ?? (Remix) ”just made Billboard history
While Billboard charts, whether Hot 100 or Top 200 , no longer necessarily have the same meaning as before, making Billboard history still carries considerable weight in the music industry . While artists like Drake and Doja Cat continue to dominate the top of the Billboard charts, smaller artists are fighting for lower positions and fewer opportunities to make history.
That said, every once in a while an artist finds himself catapulted to the top of the charts by surprise, and that’s what happens with Florida rapper Nardo Wick. The rapper, who appeared on HNHH’s In My Bag series a few months ago, recently exploded onto the music scene with his hit “Who Want Smoke?” »Featuring Lil Durk, 21 Savage and G Herbo. Using an impressive music video featuring violence and corruption, from the streets to federal buildings, the remixed song gained traction on the internet, as well as on the Billboard Hot 100 .
With this single which is Wick’s first song to hit the charts , the Jacksonville rapper became the first artist to make a Hot 100 Top 20 entry with his first entry since BlocBoy JB’s “ Look Alive ”. Just as Drake was thanked for the success of “Look Alive”, Lil Durk, 21 and G Herbo are to be thanked for the rediscovered success of “Who Want Smoke?” “.