During an interview with Vlad TV, Yonkers, New York rapper Styles P responded to comments Scarface made in a past interview in regards to feeling that he’s back in the 60s due to the recent deaths of Eric Garner, Mike Brown, and others killed by police.
Styles revealed that he feels similar to Scarface, but did add that it feels that the global response to the recent acts of police brutality is much greater than it was during the Civil Rights Movement.
“I think everything goes back around,” Styles P said when asked about Scarface’s comments. “I think the difference is now that it’s a lot of white people. I mean, it was a lot of people on the frontlines back then too from what I think from seeing the videos and things I’ve seen. I think the difference now is I don’t think back then people in Korea were holding up—and different other countries cared about [our lives]. I think it’s a little different. I think yeah, the bullshit is the same or even worse. Cause they doing the same shit and it’s like times have come so far. With a black president and all.”
The Lox lyricist later revealed that due to recent events he now has to teach his son to stay away from police.
“How the fuck are you still on your caveman shit? When I say ‘caveman shit’ I mean no spirit or no soul,” he said. “Don’t wanna care for the next man…Cause as a black man I gotta teach my son to stay the fuck away from police. So, it’s hard for me to understand how the next man even has that much evil. Times is definitely fucked up. But then it’s also a lot of people who’s standing up in other parts of the world, which I don’t think happened that much back in the days. If it did, I just didn’t get to see it.”
Styles P’s interview with Vlad TV can be found below.