Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Sin City Authorities Trying To Ban Rap Shows

LAS VEGAS (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The House always wins in Las Vegas, but now authorities in Sin City are trying to make sure there’s no rap music “In Tha House.”

That’s 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 Alexander’s words: “There has been a little bit of violence at these rap shows, and that makes front-page news; but if there’s violence at a white music show, that’s on page 38.”

He claims recent memos from the Las Vegas Sherriff’s 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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