Styles P. Uses Troy Ave’s Recent Remarks On Suicide As A Teachable Moment

03.02.16 2 years ago 7 Comments
Shaggy and Styles P Visit MTV's "Sucker Free" - November 20, 2007

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Styles P. has embodied the title of his debut album A Gangster and a Gentleman inside and outside of the booth throughout his long career. So when he and his family endured the tragedy of losing his daughter to suicide in the summer of 2015, it was no surprise that the LOX veteran, even in a moment of unthinkable tragedy, mustered the strength to give an important message to his fans.

I rarely speak on my personal issues and i usually express my pain the through music but today I will share a little with you last month my wife and I lost a daughter and my son lost a sister . My baby girl took her life and there are no words to describe the day to day pain we have to endure and maintain through but in dealing with pain you find yourself dealing with the creator and asking questions and going through emotions most would not understand. So I'm taking this time out to express a few things to y'all because life is short and we are not promised tomorrow. I like to deal with simple math I know I am 180- 180+ but im trying my best to live on the positive side of things . I have truly tried to live up to the code of being a gentleman and gangster to fullest of my ability. I have been chasing the dollar bill since I was 12 years old I hustled I worked legal jobs and even manage to make my dream of making it as a rapper come true I have popped bottles before it was the thing to do , I have owned beamers, benzos , rovers, trucks etc etc etc I have lived in the ritz ,owned condos , houses traveled a lot of places etc etc etc but I can honestly tell you don't none of that shit add up or equal to love!! I have lost my brother , father , aunt , grandmother in law and too many good friends/ brothers and now my daughter!!!! But the only thing that can be done is to leave it in the creators hands . But I wouldn't be me if I didn't take this time out to say from the most humbled part of my heart and soul to say to yall that the dream most of us chase is not !!I repeat is not !!more valuable than the love you get from your family and friends it may seem like it is but it ain't they print money and make material shit everyday but once you used a love one that's it the spirit is with you but you will miss the physical and Won't be able to speak to them how you want to until you get home to the other side. So I just want to tell yall keep it family 1st and don't get lost and lose your focus the fam is way more important than anything else …. We lost a daughter but gained an angel . Love is love ..ghost

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Unfortunately, suicide has again become a hot topic of discussion in the hip-hop community after Troy Ave used the death of Joey Bada$$’s friend and musical partner Capital Steez as fodder for his diss track “Bad Ass.” Troy had the opportunity to explain the tactic in an telephone interview with the Sway in the Morning crew, and he doubled down in defense of the lines stating that ““I got friends that’s killing shit, he got friends killing themselves. That speak to your character. We not on the same level, dog.”

Styles P., likely still mourning the loss of his daughter, had every right to be upset and lash out at Troy Ave for some of the statements he made regarding people who commit suicide. But instead, in The Ghost’s typical fashion, he took the incident as an opportunity to drop a jewel on his fellow New Yorker and potentially broker peace between Ave and Bada$$.

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