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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Defunding the War on Black Women Works - Artists "clean up" Lyrics.... Or Face the Consequences

I called this way back in April right after Imus. If you want to see a change in popular culture, cut off the money and WATCH. If we keep this up, this time next year the number one song will be " Girl Get Off that Pole and Come On Down Here and Marry Me!" We don't have to go after the record companies, go after the BIG money. The endorsement deals and retail sales.

Fifteen to 20 years ago, when the likes of Tipper Gore and C. Dolores Tucker were protesting, rap just fed off the controversy and gained momentum amid booming sales that generated hundreds of millions of dollars for publicly owned corporations. But now rap sales have plunged a dramatic 33 percent from 2006 _ double the decline of the overall music industry. And rappers have moved from the fringe to the mainstream, which makes them _ and their endorsements, movie roles and clothing lines _ more vulnerable to outside pressure. (WTOP News)

Sisters, now is the time to wield the power of the pocketbook to STOP FUNDING FOOLISHNESS!