In Sacramento, certain elements of the hip-hop scene turned violent, weird and ugly. “4 Teens Arraigned in Meadowview Woman’s Death,” a Sacramento Bee headline blared on June 9, 1992. A group of gang members stormed a woman’s house looking for her son. While they didn’t find the son, one of the gangsters shot and killed the mother. Anerae Brown, a.k.a. X-Raided, a notorious gangster rapper from Sacramento, was jailed for murder.
Josh means well... but if you read Flossalini's article in the SNR he states that interviewing "us (Gangsta Rappers or whatever you catagorize yourself in)" is more scary so to say. He involves himself in the conscious rappers circle so they are who he's going to cater to.