A video of Jacksonville rapper Y&R AMP telling his little brother to snitch against Y&R Slugga has gone viral on social media, sparking outrage and controversy among fans and critics of the drill music scene.
The video shows Y&R AMP walking into an interrogation room where his younger brother, who is a suspect in a shooting case, is being questioned by detectives. Y&R AMP tells his little brother to “tell the truth, the real truth, what you have seen. They got no video. They seen us at Slugga house, they seen us leave Slugga house”. All the while he looks shocked at the words he’s hearing Y&R AMP say with the detective in the room.
The video has received millions of views across social media platforms, many of which are negative and accuse Y&R AMP of being a “snitch”, a “rat”, and a “generational snitch”. Some commenters also question his loyalty to his fellow rapper Y&R Slugga Tee, who is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Street credibility aside Y&R AMP probably saved his little brother from getting in a lot of trouble by telling him to be honest.
Y&R Slugga Tee, whose real name is Tyler Simmons, is one half of the duo known as the “Murda Twinz”, along with Y&R Mookey (Tyler Jackson). The Murda Twinz are members of Y&R (Young & Ruthless), a rap group affiliated with the KTA (Kill Them All) gang. Y&R are rivals of ATK (Ace To Kill), NHG (Northside Hit Gang), and 1200 (Twelve O’Clock Boys), other rap groups and gangs in Jacksonville.
The Murda Twinz gained popularity after releasing their viral music video “Murda Twinz” in 2020, which features them rapping about their violent lifestyle and dissing their enemies. The video has over 5 million views on YouTube. However, both rappers were arrested shortly after the release of the video for illegal gun possession. Y&R Mookey was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The video of Y&R AMP telling his brother to snitch against Y&R Slugga Tee has raised questions about the authenticity and credibility of drill music, a subgenre of rap that originated in Chicago and involves rappers glorifying violence, crime, and gang affiliation. Drill music has been criticized for inciting violence and promoting negative stereotypes among young people.
However, some fans and supporters of drill music argue that it is a form of artistic expression that reflects the harsh realities and struggles of living in impoverished and marginalized communities. They also claim that drill music provides an outlet for young people to vent their frustrations and cope with their trauma.
What do you think about the video? Do you think Y&R AMP did the right thing by telling his little brother to snitch?