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D.L. Hughley Says Tupac & BIG “Talk Themselves Into Dying”

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D.L. Hughley gladly gives his social commentary online and doesn’t fear the backlash for it including hip hop artist criticism.

Kanye West is one of the artists that have engaged with the comedian with contrasting ideas and now he takes aim at the content about death in rap music.

“You have seen so many situations, you know why you’re alive now? You don’t believe you’re immortal,” said Hughley. He recalled the days of his youth when people would dangerous things that were considered normal. This included riding in the back of pickup trucks or not wearing a helmet when riding a bike.

“I believe that bad sh*t is possible,” Hughley further stated. “It’s arrogant to believe that something should go the way you think it should.”

The idea of wisdom versus youth came up in the conversation.  Legendary rap stars were targeted that include Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur song topics and lyrics leading to their own demise.

“There’s some people who test death. When they say the power of life and death is in the tongue, I’ve heard people talk themselves into dying,” the comedian also stated. “You make a song called ‘Ready to Die,’ guess what might happen?”

They then discussed Tupac Shakur and Biggie’s songs and album titles that all mentioned death. Hughley then joked, “I’m gonna make an album called ‘I Wanna See My Granddaughter Get Married.’”

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