Thats the rap according to Morey Alexander, a 48-year veteran of the music industry who is known as the Godfather of Gangsta Rap because he helped launch the careers of N.W.A. and Dr. Dre.
Alexander lives in Las Vegas and says ever since Sgt. Henry Prendes was shot by a fledgling rapper named Amir Rashi Crump earlier this year, authorities have been pressuring casinos not to book rap artists.
In Alexanders words: There has been a little bit of violence at these rap shows, and that makes front-page news; but if theres violence at a white music show, thats on page 38.
He claims recent memos from the Las Vegas Sherriffs department discourage Vegas venues from booking hip hop by increasing security deposits unfairly.
Now, Alexander is trying to fight the power by organizing a media campaign to get people to stop blaming hip hop music for problems that occur at the concerts.
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