Reverend Paul Scott, who runs the Messianic Afrikan Nation, is hopping mad over how Imus racist comments were quickly turned into finger-pointing at hip-hop artists.
As he puts it, White America has decided that hip-hop is the Black Hitler, and is overlooking the activists who are trying to put postivity into the music.
He adds: Hip-hop isnt the problem. Racism is.
Although a lot of hip-hop promotes drugs or sex, Scott says the record companies prefer those minstrel songs to songs with a real message.
He points out that pioneering hip-hop artists like Public Enemy and Ice-T were dumped by their labels after officials complained about their politically-charged tunes.
No wonder Scott says the only way to get rid of this minstrel mentality plaguing hip-hop is to get the music back in the hands of the people.
In his words, Hip-hop needs to become the CNN of black people. Right now, its the Cartoon Network.
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