BET aired their “Hip Hop V.S America” series this week on Tuesday. The panel consisting of Hip Hop artists, Professors, Public Speakers, and models brought up many issues concerning Hip Hop and the state of the black community.
Guest speakers included T.I, Nelly, Master P, Mike Jones, and Melyssa Ford among many others. The hot topic on the panel seemed to be surrounding Nelly’s “Tip Drill” video and how it effected Black women to the point he was banned from a bone marrow drive at Spelman College. Watch the clip from Part I of the series where things get a little heated, as it it did during the rest of the show.
If you missed the whole thing, you can watch it over at BET. What were your thoughts on the discussion, did it bring out anything or was it just a waste? Do you think these artists don’t realize how much their music affects the black community, or are the two not related at all?