Tuesday, May 15, 2007

"We get lots and lots of letters..."

Here's a new feature from the reporters on Ten95: The Odd E-mail Files.

I really...don't even know where to begin with this one. It was in response to a story that ran Saturday. Anyone want to pursue this? Let me know.

Saying that the music industry owes the black community payment for the role that it has played in the destruction of the black community, a NC minister is calling for "Rap Reparations."

Rev. Paul Scott, "the Hip Hop TRUTH Minista" founder of the Durham NC based Messianic Afrikan Nation is demanding that the major record companies pay the Black community reparations on May 19th, the birthday of Malcolm X.

"The entertainment industry been guilty of the genocide of black men, women and children. They must pay the victims of the Hip Hop Holocaust," says Scott.

Scott is encouraging members of the black community who have been personally effected by the corporate expoitation of Hip Hop to contact the CEO's of the major record labels demanding an apology and the payment of reparations, this week.

Rev. Paul Scott is a minister, writer and activist based in Durhm NC. He has been a frequent guest on talk shows across the country discussing Race, Rap and Religion including Fox New's Hannity and Colmes, Fox News live and MSNBC's Nachaman. Scott first gained national attention in 1998 when he lead a sucessful campaign against Phat Boy Malt Liquor and in 2003 when he lead a campaign against rap star Nelly's Pimp Juice Energy Drink.
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Is this that man who came out with that video sermon a while back called "The Truth About Hip Hop", in which he purported that Jay-Z worships the devil?

If it is...well...(*sighs and shakes his head)

I don't know what to say...

Posted by Blogger Aaron Morrison @ 11:05 PM, May 15, 2007 #

nope, that was G. Craige Lewis. My church showed that video during a random gathering. It was interesting. I don't take it all hook line and sinker, but he did raise some good points.

Nonetheless, if this dude actually does get some rap-perations (as I'm going to call them from now on), I say more power to him. I do agree we need to stop looking at the problem of degrading our people through the eyes of isolated events (Imus, etc.) and start realizing that (to quote Dr. King) "We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. And whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly."

Posted by Blogger T Dot @ 4:02 PM, May 16, 2007 #
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