D., the outspoken leader of Public Enemy has announced
the formation of a new movement organization, R.A.T. (Radio
Attack Terrorists). The organization's goal will be to gain
more exposure for artists that have a positive message.
change the climate by identifying every media owner, music and
program director, record and video marketer and expose their
addresses and social security numbers, if need be, to hold them
accountable in front of regular folks that haven’t a clue
who to attack. For those who question the motives of this anger,
I don’t think they’ve witnessed the average middle
to high school in the inner city. The curriculum has all but
failed. CD Walkmans are now carried and listened to in class.
As I said before the metal detectors are the norm. There is
sexual confusion amongst students who’ve been exposed to
adult themed issues and problems without adult explanation and
navigation. But at the same time we’re not talking about
this being the youths or hip hops fault. It’s the fault
of big business as usual and the grown folk who misuse this
culture to feed themselves at hip hop and the people’s
expense. There should be some very concerned people at the end
of JUNE around BLACK MUSIC MONTH."
According to his
website, public-enemy.com, pressure is already underway in Chicago,
Philly and Detroit.