Durham based Rev. Paul
Scott has called for a boycott of "Gangsta Rap" music,
urging fans to demand positive rap and hip-hop that doesn’t promote negative
images against African-American men and women. Scott chose Fathers day (June
16th) to start the boycott, targeting men, but is also calling on the women
who have lost sons to the lifestyle promoted by the lifestyle glamorized in
the music and images.
"We are appealing to the masses of black
people to put black power back into hip-hop, to put black consciousness into
hip-hop to counter the negativity," he told the Charlotte Observer.
Scott, who’s boycott launches during the same
month that President Bush declared Black Music Month, is well known as an activist
who has boycotted Phat Boy malt liquor, "hood" films which he says
glorify black on black crime and CBS’s miniseries, "Jesus," which
he said wrongfully portrayed Jesus as white.
Yesterday (June 16th), he called for radio stations
to play more socially meaningful music. "Leave the Jay-Z and the rest of
them rotting on the bargain table," he said.