News: "Why Did I YOLO That Hard & Go To The Club That Night & Get That Girl Pregnant?"

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 10:45AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Weeks after an aspiring rapper died from a fatal drunk driving car crash following a "Y.O.L.O. (You Only Live Once)" tweet, fellow California hip-hop artist Marcus "Hopsin" Hopson has taken aim at the popular catchphrase.

Known for examining catchy trends, Hopsin spares Drake and Rick Ross no mercy by questioning the value of popularizing a "Y.O.L.O." lifestyle.

And calling out others on their actions has been a trait the rapper has not shied away from since the releases of "Kill Her" and "Sag My Pants." The latter is a song that pointing out the flaws in the messages received by fans and mentioning rappers such as Rick Ross and Drake, two responsible for the phrase "YOLO" (You Only Live Once), popular with young listeners. Hopsin admits the term does sound cool, but it offers people an excuse to be a part of activities that are anything but that. "Another reason to give everybody a reason to do something stupid and create something they can regret five or 10 years down the road," said Hopsin. "'Why did I do that? Why did I YOLO that hard and go to the club that night and get that girl pregnant? Why didn't I use a condom?'" (Broward Palm Beach)

Hopsin's words come weeks after up-and-coming rapper Inkky died from a fatal crash following a "Y.O.L.O." tweet.

At a time when activists are calling for more responsibility in hip-hop, the genre finds itself under the microscope again. People are blaming "YOLO (You Only Live Once)," an expression popularized by Drake, for the death of five young men in Ontario, [California]. Ervin McKinness, who rapped as Inkky, thumbed several YOLO tweets before his death. McKinness and four other 20-somethings died in a drunk driving accident on Labor Day in Ontario, Canada. Marquell Bogan (23), Dylan George (20), Jonathan Watson (21), and JaJuan Bennett (23) also died in the crash. (Rap About)

The rapper, amongst friends, admitted to driving over 100 miles per hour on his Twitter page.

A tweet may have provided details to the reasons for a one-car crash that killed five young men on Sunday. "Drunk (expletive) going 120 drifting corners," was posted at 1:19 a.m. Sunday on the Twitter account belonging to @ink2flashyy. The post ended with the acronym Y.O.L.O., which means "You Only Live Once." The account belonged to Ervin McKinness, 21, of Ontario. He was one of the five men killed in the crash about 1:40 a.m. Monday at Creekside Drive and Haven Avenue. (SB Sun)

Reports have claimed Drizzy made the "You Only Live Once" catchphrase popular last year courtesy of his "The Motto" record.

"Drunk af going 120 drifting corners #F--kIt YOLO," was posted at 1:19 AM Monday on the McKinness' Twitter account (@ink2flashyy.) "YOLO" is the acronym for "You Only Live Once." The four letters are often used on the social networking site. (Drake popularized the acronym on the track "The Motto." "You only live once, that's the motto, ni--a Yolo / We bout it every day, every day, every day / Like we sitting on the bench, ni--a we don't really play ," the Young Money MC raps on the track.) (VIBE)

Check out Hopsin's "Sag My Pants" below:

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