Some Common Sense Gun Control From the ‘Def Jam Rap War: Issue Edition’

[Editor’s note: Brandon Hess was slain in an apparent robbery. Also, an off-duty Lakewood Police officer stopped the man he saw being stabbed.] When news broke of the July 28 stabbing that left Boulder…

Some Common Sense Gun Control From the 'Def Jam Rap War: Issue Edition'

[Editor’s note: Brandon Hess was slain in an apparent robbery. Also, an off-duty Lakewood Police officer stopped the man he saw being stabbed.]

When news broke of the July 28 stabbing that left Boulder County Coroner’s Investigator Brandon Hess dead in an apparent robbery, the 9 mm bullets that killed him were traced back to SoundCloud’s “Whatthef—sup?” The song was written and produced by Houston rapper Travis Scott.

The song’s unreleased version, posted on SoundCloud, shows Travis with an “I love you” to the woman he tells him he loves. Despite that, it seems Travis and the woman did not break up after their one night stand, as she appears in the song.

Listen to the song:

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Neither Travis nor his management have commented on its message. The “Forever Rodeo” rapper hasn’t released an album since the early 2015 release of “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight.”

But you can now add Travis and his music to the list of people to protect this country from the evils of criminalized gun-control debate.

Following the news that the 9 mm bullets that killed Hess were traced back to Scott, the aforementioned person told Los Angeles Times’ Sharokina Shams that the lyrics to the song on SoundCloud that feature this woman are incredibly dangerous and will inevitably cause a tragedy:

“These words I use have to be taken out of the mouths of these artists,” the person claimed. “Let them not be a cause of another senseless tragedy.

What makes the lyrics of the “Whatthef—sup?” song particularly chilling is that it features lyrics in which Scott endorses the use of firearms as a way to settle a dispute.

The Washington Post reported that Travis’ mother, Sarah Elizabeth Scott, reacted to the tragedy by saying her son hadn’t mentioned the lyrics when she spoke with him over the phone.

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