Rapper Phonte Coleman seems to think so.
Coleman has been credited by Drake with being one of the biggest influences on his career and has worked with the likes of Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. He’s most known for his work in the groups Little Brother and The Foreign Exchange, who have previously been nominated for a Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative performance for the song “Daykeeper.”
Phonte recently participated in an interview HipHopDX, and landed on the subject of EDM.
In the interview, HipHopDX talked about last week’s shooting at a T.I. concert before asking, “Does an incident like that affect the good name of Hip Hop negatively across the board?”
Phonte responded, “I don’t think it should. I mean, because it’s more kids that died at EDM shows than at rap concerts, taking all those pills and overdosing. There are more deaths that happened there.”
He also added, “I don’t think it’s fair that the acts of individuals get pinned to an entire genre of music, but with Hip Hop it’s going to be that.”Read more to see other evidence of EDM-related deaths: