Mayor Adams and his son disagree over rap pits

Son of rapper Mayor Eric Adams At odds with his father on rap, saying in a recent interview that it was “disgraceful” for Hizzoner to advocate that the genre that glorifies violence be banned.

Talking to glossy pop culture complex In a story published on Thursday, Jordan Coleman said his 61-year-old father doesn’t quite understand pit music — a gritty and nihilistic style of rap He glorifies guns, drugs and violence against competitors.

The first son, 26, told the outlets, “Going out by saying the rehearsal scene is going to be banned is outrageous, because you can’t ban a genre — any kind of music.”

In February, Adams Called social media companies To ban music pits after 18-year-old rapper Jayquan McKenley, aka Chii Wvttz, shot dead Outside a recording studio in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Blame it on this type and Presence on mainstream social media platforms “to contribute to the violence” seen across the country, calling it “one of the rivers we have to bridge.”

Eric Adams hosts the media in his home.  Wednesday 9 June 2021
Jordan Coleman reportedly works with several rappers as his clients for Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.
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“You have civic and corporate responsibility,” he told social media companies at the time.

We pulled Trump off Twitter for what he was spewing out. However, we do allow music [with] Show guns and violence. We’re allowing this to stay on the sites.”

Adams explained to reporters that he didn’t know what rap drills were until his son sent him videos of Brooklyn-born musician Bob Smoke, another rapper of the drill scene. Who was killed in a house break-in? in Los Angeles in 2020.

Los Angeles rapper Avanti Frontier, also known as Money Gang Vontae, was shot during a broad daylight shooting inside a Bronx drugstore on June 9, 2022.
Los Angeles rapper Avanti Frontier, also known as Money Gang Vontae, was killed in a broad daylight shooting at a pharmacy in the Bronx on June 9, 2022.
Jordan Coleman claims he understands Mayor Eric Adams' initiative to reduce crime in the Big Apple.
Jordan Coleman claims he understands Mayor Eric Adams’ initiative to reduce crime in the Big Apple.
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Shortly after the press conference, Coleman, who also works in the film department at Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, texted his father telling him he was wrong.

“Dad, you can’t speak for me. I have rappers on our brand as clients, and I love etching music. You can’t ban a genre.” Coleman said he wrote in the script.

And he was like, ‘I understand what you’re saying, and you’re allowed to disagree. We have come from different times. “

This image posted by Republic Records shows rapper Pop Smoke.
Mayor Eric Adams claims to have had his first rap pits pits from rapper Pop Smoke.
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Los Angeles rapper Avanti Fronner is known for torching guns in his music videos.
Los Angeles rapper Avanti Fronner is known for torching guns in his music videos.

While the two may not always get along, Coleman said understanding that his father is the product of a different generation is what “sets the record straight” for him.

So he was like, ‘Hey, I said what I said, and I’ll admit it. What I say and what I do may be two different things. Coleman remembers what I’m doing is the right thing.

“He has to understand that it’s a style that people choose. There’s abstract art where people throw paint on a canvas and then they call it abstract. Then there’s obscure rap, and there are other subgenres in hip-hop. His version of hip-hop was a bit different than his version of Hip-hop music today.

This aerial image is from a video provided by Fox11 News KTTV-TV showing the Hollywood Hills home, center, where Bob Smoke, 20, was shot and killed early Wednesday, February 19, 2020, in Los Angeles.
Rapper Bob Smoke from Brooklyn was shot in a home burglary in Los Angeles in February 2020.
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New York Yankees Vs.  Boston Red Sox on opening day at Yankee Stadium - New York City Mayor Eric Adams and his son Jordan Coleman in the dugout during the pre-game period.
Jordan Coleman said his father did not understand “my version of hip-hop”.
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After controversial statements, Adams I sat with a group of engraving artists He had a “wonderful conversation” about genre in which he explained that his primary problem is how music promotes violence in real life and the way it is used to antagonize competitors.

“They heard me,” Adams said after sitting down.

“And we will be coming up with something in the next few days to deal with this issue. It was a great conversation and I was glad they were there.”

Then Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Jordan Coleman attended a Mets game at Citi Field on July 29, 2021.
Then-Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Jordan Coleman attended a Mets game at Citi Field on July 29, 2021.
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It is not immediately clear what Adams means by “putting something up,” or whether he has done so before.

However, Coleman said his father took note of his son’s point of view and realized that “you can’t take ‘something away’ just because you might not like it, or because there is an argument behind it.”

“As the mayor of any city, you want your city to be safe, and you want people to have a good time in your city. You want people to come there, not to kill people, but to spend money, enjoy themselves and create memories,” Coleman said.

“So I think his focus has been on social media companies so they don’t promote bragging about killing each other.”

However, he admitted it was a tricky line “because that’s what that culture is made of.”

The city council did not immediately comment.

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