Hip-Hop Artists Can Turn to Armored Vehicles for Added Protection
New research finds more than half of all rap and hip-hop musicians who died were murdered. Dianna Theadora Kenny, professor of psychology and music at the University of Sydney, laid out her findings in an article titled “Music to die for: how genre affects popular musicians’ life expectancy.”
She looked at 13,000 musicians from a variety of genres and how they died. She writes, “Murder accounted for 6.0% of deaths across the sample, but was the cause of 51% of deaths in rap musicians and 51.5% of deaths for hip hop musicians, to date.”
Names like Tupac Shakur (2Pac), Christopher Wallace (Biggie Smalls), The Notorious B.I.G. and Yaki Kadafi are just some of the rappers who were gunned down.
Kenny suggests this statistical revelation “could be due to these genres’ strong associations with drug-related crime and gang culture.”
So how can hip-hop musicians and rappers keep themselves safe as they rise toward stardom yet cling to their potentially dangerous lifestyles?
One way is with armored vehicles. Having a Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Suburban or Range Rover tricked out with blast-protection steel and glass will certainly allow celebrities to more safely and quickly flee a dangerous situation.
At Streit USA Armoring we armor vehicles with the greatest precision and detail while installing the armor so the exterior appearance is virtually unchanged. This is another safety benefit because you can blend in with ordinary traffic and avoid unwanted attention.
Additional features include:
- Blast protection against simultaneous detonation of two DM 51 hand grenades, armored walls and roof.
- Optional operable ballistic windows.
- Custom upgraded reinforced door hinges and alignment supports.
- Run-flat wheel inserts, designed to keep your vehicle moving under attack.
- Complete ballistic armored firewall for maximum protection.
- Suspension system reinforced as necessary to compensate for additional weight of armoring.
- Large ballistic door seam overlaps for maximum protection during assault; upholstered to match vehicle interior.
Our armored vehicles are both safe and stylish. There’s no need for celebrity rappers and musicians to be part of a sad statistic. By taking a simple precaution with an armored car they can better protect themselves and their passengers whether in downtown Los Angeles or a New York neighborhood.