So as most of you know, a little while back, we all (we meaning the entire community here) put out a little Jena 6 podcast. What most of you don’t know, however, is that while we were speaking out about this issue, a lot of scared rappers were hiding their heads in the sand. Scared to death, scared to look.
Sway asks Mos if he reached out to anyone – and Mos says he reached out to everyone. Me too. I actually hit a lot of people up personally about this issue. A few thousand emails went out to some people with a voice, and with a few exceptions, these shook ones were too scared to say anything.
How are you too scared to say something? How are you too broke to drop some cash on this, but you got enough for a private jet? How are you too busy to make a three-sentence post on your Myspace so your fans can see that you at the very least have a conscience? And yes, this goes for indie rappers as well as majors.
I don’t know. Maybe the old “rappers should be socially responsible” thing is played out and I just didn’t get the memo. Thanks to Vince for bringing this up.