On July 9, Red Pilled America debuted its 99th episode, “Thug Life.” And it asks a tough question that’s sure to infuriate people: “What role has Hollywood played in America’s violence epidemic?”
RPA examines the question by having the co-hosts, Patrick Courrielche and Adryana Cortez, tell personal stories from their teenage years. And it starts off with a bang by Courrielche relating that Tracy Lauren Marrow, professionally known as Ice-T, gave him a bloody lip when Courrielche was only 14.
So what were the events that transpired that led to that? You have to listen to the podcast to find out.
One more thing. Make sure you pay attention to both Courrielche and Cortez mentioning the racial and ethnic backgrounds of their friends. Those details play a role in their stories. They show how Gen X grew up and came of age when ethnicity and race didn’t factor into who your friends were or how society treated you. (In particular, Courrielche discusses how the police targeted all young men, regardless of race, in his neighborhood.)
So head over to RPA and listen to “Thug Life.”
Top Image: Artwork by Adryana Cortez.