IRRESPONSIBLE MUSIC INDUSTRY!
Many people were upset about Lil’ Wayne’s recent lyrics within the song, “Karate Chop” when he equated “BEATING THE P**** UP” to the Beating Death of EMMETT TILL!!!! As rude, irresponsible, ridculous, insensitive and STUPID as that was… I am BAFFLED by something…WHY ISN’T THERE THE SAME…OR EVEN MORE… UPROAR ABOUT THE USE OF THE WORD “PUSSY” and “NIGGA” IN MANY RAP SONGS…NOT TO MENTION ALL THE PROFANITY!!!
The complaints, protests, outpouring of concern, uproar, etc regarding the EMMETT TILL comment were so influential that it caused the producer, L.A. Reid, to actually delete that line from the completed song…. THAT NEVER EVER HAPPENS….and do you know WHY that NEVER HAPPENS? …. Because NO ONE EVER COMPLAINS ABOUT ANYTHING TO THE EXTENT PEOPLE DID ABOUT THE EMMET TILL REFERENCE That is SAD!!!!!
I contend that Rappers should be FINED for illicit and inappropriate lyrics and especially PROFANITY within their songs. Can’t the MUSIC INDUSTRY implement some RULES…. Sure they can. If the NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL has FINES and PENALTIES for inappropriate remarks and actions… so should the MUSIC INDUSTRY!!!!
If a Buffalo Bill or Buffalo Sabre or Buffalo Bison is upset with a Referee or Umpire and begins a rampage of profanity against the Official…guess what happens….BYE, BYE…you are out of the game AND you get FINED!!!! The same should apply for any LIL’ WAYNE type antics off the field while in the public eye regarding Music Industry Participants. Professional Sports has an image to protect such that any person involved in any of the Professional Sports Organizations is held accountable for their actions because they represent Professional Sports AT ALL TIMES!!!! The MUSIC INDUSTRY NEEDS TO IMPLEMENT THE SAME STANDARD.
The Music Industry has to be the MOST IRRESPONSIBLE BUSINESS ENTITY IN EXISTENCE!!!! Think about it; what other business or business model in the United states is set up such that it’s PRIMARY PURPOSE is to exercise so aggressively it’s Constitutional Rights to FREEDOM OF SPEECH? Even Television has regulations…as does the Movie Industry. With respect to Television and Movies, X-Rated material is NOT THE NORM….rather it’s the EXCEPTION and remains less exposed in the mainstream than the filth produced within the same genre of entertainment. within the MUSIC INDUSTRY, there is NO REGULATION regarding where X-RATED MUSIC can be obtained….heck, you can get it ANYWHERE. Try going to a MAJOR RETAIL CHAIN to purchase an X-RATED MOVIE!
I think all would agree that the maIn age demographic, generation, and segment of our Society in the United States of America that is impacted and affected by the product of these “entertainment based entities”(TV, MOVIES, MUSIC) in our country… is OUR YOUTH!!!! And among these “entertainment based entities”, it would be my contention that the MUSIC INDUSTRY is not only the MOST influential entity regarding our youth, but also the #1 culprit… BY FAR…TARGETING OUR YOUTH!!!!
So WHY DOESN’T SOMEONE SAY SOMETHING ABOUT IT???? There are so many “groups” who have lobbied for the PROTECTION OF THEIR RIGHTS…don’t “WE” as UNITED STATES CITIZENS HAVE RIGHTS TOO!!?? ”WE” have a RIGHT to DEMAND OUR CHILDREN ARE PROTECTED FROM PUBLIC INDECENCY…such as the antics and irresponsible mannerisms of Music Artists the likes of Lil’ Wayne (who, in my opinion, is THE KING OF STUPIDITY) and other artists who follow his example. Don’t “WE” as PARENTS and CONCERNED CITIZENS have a RIGHT to protect not only our children but OUR SOCIETY as a whole, and the Values and Morals that define DECENCY?
The MUSIC INDUSTRY Sticker….PARENTAL ADVISORY EXPLICIT LYRICS… is a JOKE!!!!!! What Parent pays that ANY ATTENTION? Does it suggest that kids must have a Parent PRESENT in order to buy the CD?….and By The Way…WHO BUYS CDs ANYMORE WHEN MOST MUSIC IS DOWNLOADED???….How does a Parent regulate that????? The Parental Advisory Explicit Lyrics Sticker is such an OUTDATED CONCEPT it’s ridiculous! Yet and still….where was the sticker when Lil’ Wayne directed F-YOUs at the NBA and the Miami Heat recently…were there warnings or stickers at the door or on the tickets? Did people have to show ID proving they are at least 21…or even 18… due to the fact that there was COMPLETE IGNORANCE, INDECENCY, PROFANITY, LEWDNESS, and a MENTAL TERRORIST inside just waiting to BOMB OUR CHILDREN’S MINDS WITH FILTH!!!!! Why don’t we care enough about this to SPEAK UP!!!!!!!
I want to question (and I don’t think unfairly) the seemingly 50 Million+ Churches (especially Black Churches..due to most of these Ignorant Rappers being Black) as to why they (the Pastors and Heads of the Churches) DO NOT get together and SPEAK OUT against what they would consider the works of THE ENEMY!!!!! Additionally, I see hordes and hordes and hordes of people (like cattle) POURING INTO OUR BLACK CHURCHES EVERY SUNDAY… to WHAT AVAIL and for WHAT PURPOSE!!!!??? I always thought Christianity was such that “WE” AS CHRISTIANS ARE SUPPOSED TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE…so is the EXAMPLE sitting back and allowing Society to be constantly infiltrated by FILTH, VALUES & MORALS freely distributed by the MUSIC INDUSTRY (for the purposes of financial gain) which is in Direct Opposition to what “OUR LORD” Represents. The least THE CHURCH could do is SPEAK UP….GET OUT OF THE BUILDING ON SUNDAY…which is more and more to me like “SINDAY”!!!!
This Blog will more than likely do NOTHING and only reach a few who will read it and just click off of the page instead of SHARING IT AND STARTING A MOVEMENT TO END THE PLIGHTS OF LIL’WAYNE AND HIS EVIL EMPIRE OF (some) FELLOW RAPPERS. Hip-Hop DOES NOT HAVE TO BE FILTHY…it hasn’t always been…. but it is now…because WE ALLOW IT!!!!! WHO WILL VOLUNTEER TO SPREAD THIS WORD AND START A REVOLUTION SUCH THAT WE GET OUR MUSIC, OUR YOUTH, OUR MORALS, OUR VALUES, AND OUR DIGNITY… BACK….ESPECIALLY IMAGE WISE WITHIN THE CULTURE OF BLACK PEOPLE!!!!! IT HAS TO START NOW!!!!!!…and THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS THE MAIN ENTITY THAT NEEDS TO BE TARGETED!!!
We live in an ERA of Social Networking… so YOU are able to at least SHARE this message and make it go VIRAL to the extent that people …ALL OF US… Band Together to…IF NOTHING ELSE….to let it be know to Lil’ Wayne and any other rapper who wants to perpetuate and uphold the promotion of the word NIGGA, and Values and Morals consistent with that of FILTH, DISGUST, PROFANITY, FEMALE DEGRADATION, VIOLENCE, ETC….that WE ARE NOT HAVING IT ANYMORE AND “WE” DON’T SUPPORT, AGREE, CONDONE, or PERMIT (any more) the style of Music that has tarnished and destroyed that which our African Ancestors 1st CREATED THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO…REAL MUSIC!!!!..which was meant to UPLIFT rather than DESTROY our Spirits!!!!! Join with me in an attempt to CHANGE MUSIC BACK TO WHAT IS WAS!!!!!!