ONE WEST MAGAZINE
OG Cuicide (Courtesy of the artist) In 2016,
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
reported that Orange County had the highest
rise in suicides of any major U.S. counties with a rate of
almost 47%. While ignored by the general public,
suicide has quickly become the second leading
cause of death between the ages of 15 to 24 with
reports of an average of one person dies by suicide
every two hours in California.
Longtime Suicide Activist OG Cuicide credits the spike
in deaths to the rise of Social Media
“Suicide is at an all-time high and a big
part of it is social media,”Cuicide“ says.
Not only is our youth, our generation of today, are
being bullied in school more now than any time frame in
history and then they’re being bullied in the Cyber World.
The world’s dearest people are being
bullied on the internet
and people don’t care what’s going on.”
The Compton-based rapper born
Darnell Price has built an ongoing 20-year music
career on addressing the seriousness
of suicidal depression
to the community thanks to his second chance at life as a
suicide survivor himself.
To-date, OG Cuicide continues to use his
music to promote the cause, for example,
promoting the social awareness of the
leading cause of death in the
powerful new music video