Rapper Pop Smoke’s Mother Addresses Violence in Hip-Hop on ABC News Special

Pop Smoke (Credit: Instagram)

ABC News Live examines the violence plaguing the rap community in a special airing tonight titled Tone Death: Loss & Hip-Hop.

The 30-minute program features interviews with people personally affected by the violence, including Audrey Jackson and Zodiah Freedman, the mothers of slain New York rappers Pop Smoke and TDott Woo.

During the special, ABC News correspondent Mona Kosar Abdi reports on where this violence is coming from, why it continues and how the rap community can break the cycle, ABC said in a press release.

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Chicago rapper G. Herbo is also interviewed, along with journalists; Dr. Jaleel Abdul Adil, Ph.D., who uses hip-hop as therapy in cases of adolescent trauma; and LaToya Swayer, Ph.D., an expert on African American cultural rhetoric.

Tone Death: Loss & Hip-Hop debuts Tuesday, March 14 (8:30 p.m. EDT/9:30 p.m. PDT), on ABC News Live and streams the next day on Hulu.

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