Paris has always been one to interject social commentary into his rhymes and now is no different.

Recently sitting down with HipHopDX News Editor Soren Baker, the San Francisco native talked about his most recent release, Pistol Politics, and spoke about why now is the time for him to reemerge and talk about gun violence in America.

“We’re in an environment where violence in our community has been amplified in the media but a lot of times in Hip Hop and popular culture, it’s not spoken on in the entertainment,” he said via a segment of today’s (September 10) DX Daily. “I’ve always been one to address certain issues and I figured it was time for the resurgence.”

Paris also talked about how gun violence has affected every community throughout the course of history.

“[Gun violence is affective in] wars, throughout the course of slavery, Native Americans, Nazis, different entertainers who’ve passed throughout the course of history,” he said. “It’s to the point that it’s so bad that I couldn’t update the video fast enough.”

Watch the full DX Daily segment below:

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