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    A licensed venue, 100 security staff and still a shooter gets in?

    Seems like some hater determined to fuck up this gig (and who succeeded, although I don’t think he wanted to kill he’s fucked up many peoples nights and will hot things up even more)

    is the London urban music scene set on self-destruct?

    Shots fired during UK rap concert
    A concert at London’s Brixton Academy was halted after shots were fired as American rapper Nas performed on stage. Police said two bullets were fired during a set by the husband of pop star Kelis at the south London venue.

    The gig was stopped after the incident and the venue evacuated. No-one was hurt and no arrests have been made.

    An academy spokeswoman said an investigation had been launched and dismissed reports that shots were fired from the stage on Monday night.

    ‘Running away’

    A police spokeswoman said officers were called to the academy at 2156 GMT on Monday following reports of shots being fired inside the venue and people running away.

    She said: “We believe that two shots were fired towards the ceiling. Two bullets and two casings have been recovered from the scene.”

    She added officers from Operation Trident, which deals with gun crime within the black community, would be taking over the investigation.

    London Ambulance Service was also called to the venue, police said.

    Brixton Academy spokeswoman Louise Kovacs said the venue had been evacuated following consultation with police.

    She said there was “a high level of security” at every event.

    More than 100 security staff had been working at the show and concert-goers passed through scanning and security checks at the entrance to the venue.

    Nas has been touring the UK to promote his double A-side single Just A Moment and No One Else In The Room.

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    It’s not just the London Urban Music scene on self destruct, but Urban music in general (I reckon anyway – I could be wrong) – do you remember the shooting at the Matrix in Reading?

    Though I hate to generalise, the so-called ‘Urban Music’ scene isn’t about music, it’s all about looking good and getting respect. Unfortunately, many of the people seem to gauge respect on how much cheap gold you wear, and if you’ve got a gun.

    You should not carry anything unless you are prepared to use it, and if you are prepared to use it, you should be prepared to have it used against you. This is for anything, not just guns.

    At an average (?) free party, the general person can break quite a few laws, but at your average Urban hip-hop/garage night, there seem to be a lot less actual crimes committed.

    The difference as I see it, is that we want what we do to be legal (at least I do), the urbanites want to be gangsters.

    peace

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    monkey monkey wrote:
    It’s not just the London Urban Music scene on self destruct, but Urban music in general (I reckon anyway – I could be wrong) – do you remember the shooting at the Matrix in Reading?

    yep, and the other shooting of the then boss of the Record Basement around the same time..

    Though I hate to generalise, the so-called ‘Urban Music’ scene isn’t about music, it’s all about looking good and getting respect. Unfortunately, many of the people seem to gauge respect on how much cheap gold you wear, and if you’ve got a gun.

    although the music is often talented (I actually don’t mind garage and grime) seems a fair comment, given that the lyrics are extremely agressive and violent now, and that the more melodic/happier “old-skool” garage is being pushed out by grime! Music and lyrics are powerful; and TBH I don’t hear many protest lyrics from the urban scene, more an acceptance of the use of guns, violence and male domination, people only get vex when a rival gang or cops step up to stress them.

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    You should not carry anything unless you are prepared to use it, and if you are prepared to use it, you should be prepared to have it used against you. This is for anything, not just guns.

    unfortunately the people doing this are prepared for both [many young Londoners wear ballistic vests and/or other forms of body armour routinely]

    I don’t think the people who do this are that stupid; they know they could be shot themselves (either by rivals or cops) – and that if they murder someone they will do a long stretch in HMP.

    These are people who have lost all hope and respect for life; I would go so far as to call them “self-centred terrorists” as they are happy to cause extreme violence and pain but have no cause behind them.

    At an average (?) free party, the general person can break quite a few laws, but at your average Urban hip-hop/garage night, there seem to be a lot less actual crimes committed.

    The difference as I see it, is that we want what we do to be legal (at least I do), the urbanites want to be gangsters.

    I think at free parties many want to be “peaceful outlaws” 😉

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