Hip-Hop Editor Calls for Ban of Cam'Rons Crime Pays
Kemi Omololu Olunloyo, editor of the Canadian Hip-Hop site the Hiphossip.com, is calling for a ban of Harlem emcee CamRon and his anticipated comeback album Crime Pays.
Although many fans have been receptive to the recent social commentary in CamRons music (I Hate My Job), Olunloyo argues that the former Dipset leader misleads youth with an album title that glorifies violence.
Toronto is now my home. Its much safer than in the United States and I dont want that to change, Olunloyo explained to The Sun. I love Hip-Hop. Children imitate things. They will follow what they see. They want to be like children in the U.S. who have a gun.
The Nigerian native plans to request that immigration officials ban the rapper from any potential touring opportunities in Canada.
Also, Olunloyo has started an online petition to gather support for her cause.
In recent months, Canada has turned away several musicians at the border for lyrics that are deemed to promote violence, or for previous criminal records.
Crime Pays, CamRons sixth LP, was released today through Diplomat/Asylum Records.
Production is handled almost exclusively by ARAAB Muzik and Skitzo.
A video for the latest single, Cookies-N-Apple Juice, hit the net this month.
This week, Killa Cam announced that he is finalizing a joint summer tour with Jadakiss dubbed The Bosses.
At press time, CamRon could not be reached for comment on Omololu Olunloyos proposed Canada ban.