Money & Violence is about showing people that survival is different where ever you go so how dare someone judge ones perception of survival as Rafe states in a scene. Rafe one of the main men behind M&V, feels a man that works 10 jobs to survive isn't cutting just like how some may look down on robbing and stealing to survive, either way both parties are doing what they feel they have to do.
Now how it relates to Hip Hop in a sense that the cultured music brings to in when it comes to the minority communities as in being young and dumb and not the things they do and how they do it are stupid. M&V allows you to see that being a "street cat" has a lot more thinking and a lot more intelligence than someone one who has never lived that lifestyle would think. Rafe also touches base on how the media news and social networks play apart of what you believe about his culture & lifestyle in M&V. He said in an interview from on The Breakfast Club "You see a guy shot dead in Brooklyn and you think, ‘Oh whoever killed him was an animal’ but you don't know the whole real story, you don't know if that guy laying dead was trying to harm who shot him and the guy killed him to defend himself", basically don't judge a book by its cover. They use their intellect to ensure their safety and large pay off.
M&V is a show with a great story line that no matter what life you live you will have a better understanding of a person who feels like they have no other options but to resort to actual money & violence. Season 1 consists of betrayal acts of loyalty and how to get money and the things that come with choosing to be in the streets, the streets of Brooklyn. I, myself cannot wait until Season 2!! Click HERE or visit Cloud9tv.net for Season 1!
Trailer for Season 1