Check out the Rap Mainfesto at Take Our Music Forward. They are calling for a boycott of Universal Music AND demanding that large music corporations take a pledge to diversify their executive positions. Here is why:
- "In 1999, UMG pledged to ban sexually graphic and violent images in their music as a result of pressure from concerned citizens. The company quickly went back on this promise when it added Def Jam to its holdings, and has since actively promoted explicit sex and violence in its rap music and videos."
This is not an assault on Black culture.
This is not an assault on rap artists.
This is not an assault on women who choose to appear in rap videos.
This is an all out consumer assault on mainstream music corporations that are censoring Black artistry by signing and promoting only a certain flavor of rap music.
From Take Our Music Forward
The Rally is scheduled for Friday, May 13 at noon in Santa Monica. You can find more information here.
If you are in the Santa Monica Area and don't have plans, you ought it check it out.