The Kids Are Not Alright:<br />
Baby Thug Rappers Rising (and Falling)

The Kids Are Not Alright:
Baby Thug Rappers Rising (and Falling)

[OPINION] Elijah Watson explores the great tragedy of Chief Keef, Lil' Mouse and other teen rappers selling stories of drugs, sex and violence

by Elijah Watson, September 07, 2012

The Kids Are Not Alright:<br />
Baby Thug Rappers Rising (and Falling)

Chief Keef

Photo courtesy of HipHopWired

much attention as they have now. It's their age that has us intrigued, and the artist's management and label will take advantage of that, until it runs dry.

Adolescents glorifying youth violence instead of helping get rid of it, and higher-ups profiting from that? Excuse my French, but that's that sh** I don't like.

"We hustle hard / No sleep." These are words music journalist Elijah Watson 
lives by. Watson is currently a student at the University of Texas at
 Austin, majoring in journalism. He also serves as senior entertainment
 writer for The Daily Texan, 
the school's student newspaper, and a contributor to the college section of 
the Huffington Post. 
When he's not critiquing the next big thing in music, Watson can be found
 listening to hip-hop, ranting about his desire to be Andre 3000's best 
friend and making new friends on Twitter.

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