Sage The Gemini Says Ferguson Protests Should Have Been Handled Differently

Sage The Gemini, IAMSU! and Killa Kyleon give their opinions about Michael Brown's murder and current protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Numerous rappers from J. Cole to B.o.B. have expressed their opinions in a myriad of ways about the recent killing of Michael Brown and the protests in Missouri. Today (August 18), Blurred Culture released a video comprised of a few more Hip Hop artists chiming in on the national news story.

Sporting a St. Louis Cardinals jersey with the name Mike Brown on the back, Killa Kyleon says rapper's voices mean more then they think.

"I think rappers are getting away from the fact that their voice means something," he said when asked about Michael Brown/Ferguson. "If I have a voice I'm going to say what I mean, mean what I say. They not teaching no more and I still want to let them know that being that I am a voice and that I have people watching me, people looking up to me as an artist that I'm going to represent and be real because being real means a lot to me... It shouldn't take a Mike Brown for us to stand up and speak and tell the youth."

Sage The Gemini also chimed in during the video. He says African Americans should represent themselves in a better manner than they currently do and keep the protests peaceful. 

"RIP to the young man, but as a people we should represent ourself way better than we are doing right now," he said. "Breaking into places and stealing stuff and asking for peace afterwards? Come on now, you got to be preaching to the young, preach to the peers and tell them that we got to stick together for more positive situations... You got to keep this stuff peaceful–both ends."

IAMSU! was last to speak on the video. He urges African Americans to unite and "build something together."

"It's a time for all of us to stick together," he said, "especially Black people who are reacting out of passion. But we have to love each other and build something together."

Sage The Gemini and IAMSU! are currently on the Under The Influence Tour. A Houston native, Killa Kyleon was brought out to perform a set during that stop.

View their thoughts on Ferguson below:

 

 

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14 Comments

  • 614grind

    These rappers kill me actin like somebody gives a damn about their opinion on this. These dudes ain't stood for nothin but makin money and flexin on their own kind and now they wanna front like they're community activists. FOH. Go make some more top 1% music.

  • Anonymous

    "Sage the Gemini" Who?!?!?!

  • Kramer

    Sounds like Sage is a sensible person.

  • Anonymous

    George Zimmerman should have given a speech to the looters.

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  • Anonymous

    Good to hear the call to 'pull together', yet it will not happen, so-called male rappers and athletes are too busy trying to 'turn up' or do dumb shit with whatever little change (yeah, they worked for it blah, blah bullshit)they got.And oh, yeah they all want to be 'feminine' than be what the creator intended them to be-men.

  • Anonymous

    No Justice No Peace! Straight like dat!

  • Anonymous

    "He says African Americans should represent themselves in a better manner than they currently do and keep the protests peaceful." ^ young brother............. they turned on the hydrants and let the dogs loose on PEACEFUL protests back then. Look at the TV today, police are breaking the laws disrupting peaceful protests. In Ferguson, Seattle, MANY places in the US within the last 3 years. FOUR high profile cases of police brutality in ONE MONTH. NYC, MO, 2 in CA. The Black community has had ENOUGH of the aggressive policing. GO TURN ON THE TV, the cops are INTIMIDATING the PEACEFUL protests RIGHT NOW. Reverends, activists are EXPECTING to be arrested. STOP LOOKING AT THE BROTHERS AND ADDRESS THE COPS WHO UPHOLD THE SYSTEM. That SYSTEM is bringing in TROOPS, NOT expediting the DUE PROCESS OF JUSTICE that ALL US citizens are SUPPOSED to have. I'm looking at you young "brothers" like y'all out your minds talking that nonsense. They are lashing out because they SEE the BS and ain't going for it.

    • Anonymous

      Didn't say it did but you keep skimming thru life like you got it down packed. You can't even speak on the other cases across the U.S. right now, too stuck on Ferguson, MO night rioters, siding with the businesses like you get a significant cut of the revenue, LOL Those stores have insurance, if they don't return others will take their place and get money off the people like all others do. You not ready to have this conversation young man, you here thinking someone referring to the Civil Rights Era is an old timer when 2014 is the 50th anniversary, it's been all over the news and internet. TODAY too.

    • Anonymous

      four million wrongs dont make a right old timer

  • Anonymous

    I say the State of Missouri shouldn't spend a dime on repairs in Ferguson after this temper tantrum is over. Let the live in their own destruction until they pay to fix it themselves. The cop who shot that kid deserves to pay with his life but I have a hard time relating that to a bunch of clowns using the tragedy as an excuse to loot footlocker. The only thing this is doing is helping that cops defense when this goes to court. His lawyer will point to the riots and say "YOU SEE HOW THEY ACT??? HOW CAN YOU BLAME MY CLIENT FOR BEING AFRAID" 2 negatives don't equal a positive, it just makes a bad situation worse.

    • Anonymous

      "His lawyer will point to the riots and say "YOU SEE HOW THEY ACT??? HOW CAN YOU BLAME MY CLIENT FOR BEING AFRAID" ^ LMFAO you know NOTHING about the justice system or how it works.

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