It seems like the war on terror….um, excuse me, the war on hip hop yields yet another victory to the “Responsibles” – the group of people that feel like hip hop artists should be responsible for their actions. In this episode of “Saying All the Wrong Things” Anderson Cooper interviews hip hopper Cam’ron and asks him about the Hip Hop Code of Ethics.
I never grew up in a situation that enforced this mentality, but I can understand the logic and the foundation from which Cam speaks (not saying that I agree with it). Cam speaks about snitching as alienating his core fan base and creating an atmosphere for him that makes him susceptible to being the target of more crime. All of this makes me feel like being a hip hop artist is a life long image commitment – whatever you come in as, you have to maintain that image even after you’re no longer an artist. It’s just strange to me that people can become very successful and have no problem potentially throwing all of their hard work away with a few misjudgments. Cam speaks about being a business man, but a true businessman knows how to handle himself in every situation. Maybe that’s why he issued an apology for his statements shortly after this aired. » Read more: Shhhhh…. Killa Cam Says “Don’t Say Nuthin”