One more thing, at least these guys have the backbone and money to stand up for their fans. I wonder if some of our Black musicians or artists would ever do this?
My point exactly!
From an article written in 2003
The problem is that for a variety of reasons activists, journalists, artists and executives can’t seem to accept the premise that what is happening is a continuation of COINTELPRO and not profiling or harassment.
The War on Street Gangs has been merged with a War On Drugs which has been merged with a War On Terrorism which will intensify with the war in Iraq. In all of this Hip-Hop will be framed as a primary force of sedition in America.
Hip Hopper's talk about this stuff, sadly not too many listen.