Skip to comments.From rappers, only silence: Hip-hop world ignored ex-Crip founder's cause
Posted on 12/13/2005 2:03:24 AM PST by raccoonradio
(snip)In recent weeks, celebrities such as Jamie Foxx and Danny Glover argued that Williams, on death row for 24 years, deserved clemency for his antigang activism, which has included several books aimed at children and teenagers denouncing gang violence. Among the most prominent voices has been rapper Snoop Dogg, himself a former Crip.
''He inspired me to want to do something positive with my life and to go and touch the kids," the platinum-selling rap star said at a pro-Williams rally outside San Quentin last month. (snip)
Still, Snoop has been the only rapper to speak out on Williams's behalf. (Music mogul Russell Simmons's Hip-Hop Summit Action Network sent an appeal to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California on Dec. 1.)
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Something Jacko likes to do... :)
>>True, most mainstream rappers are not known for political activism these days. Save for the flurry of Hurricane Katrina fund-raisers and Kanye West's unscripted denouncement of President George W. Bush at a celebrity telethon, they tend to spend more time talking about their ''whips" (cars) or playing bat mitzvahs for lots of money.
Where does Snoop producing/directing a series of commercially available porno videos fit in with "something positive" or "touching kids"?
Michael Savage said Tookie the Dookie only wrote 2 books. The first one sold 350 copies and the second one only sold 3 copies. Some author!
That's what I heard! he may be a better "example" by the fact that he died for his crimes...hopefully that will deter
people from joining gangs or trying a life of crime!
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