Al Sharpton Marches on the Majors, Invokes James Brown

sharpton.jpgThe Reverend Al Sharpton followed through on his “march for decency” yesterday afternoon, leading protestors to the offices of some of the music industry’s biggest corporations. According to the Associated Press, Sharpton made stops at the midtown Manhattan offices of Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Sony Music during the rally to protest derogatory language in popular music, specifically hip-hop. The Reverend compared recent calls to remove the three words “bitch,” “ho” and “nigger” from the airwaves to similar moves to ban homophobic and anti-Semitic slurs. “You can’t have standards for some, and when it comes to women and African-Americans, you don’t have standards,” Sharpton said. The rally had a special symbolic signifigance as it coincided with what would have been the 74th birthday of music legend James Brown. According to Sharpton, Brown personally asked him to take a more aggressive stance towards degrading music during his last hours.

  • tip187

    motherfuck al sharpton

  • yung ceasa

    if you dont wanna hear it, dont listen to it

  • seanny d

    al sharpton is a fucking joke

  • http://www.myspace.com/ceo_philosophy Phil

    i hate this homo

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=9791 jaymc1988

    FUCK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!
    u are a faggot sharpton
    he might be startin something alot bigger than him soon with the hip hop community
    singling out us but dont do shit about worse things ect movies shit like that
    idk bec im hearin n seein radios n tv censoring it wont be long before rap shit is cencored for good if this keeps up… i mean atleast 7 stations that i know of stopped play of hip hop so idk i call it as i see it

  • http://xxlmag.com houston’s finest

    can we march on al sharpton, and tell him he isn’t leading a damn thing?

  • yung ceasa

    if you wanna know how much this nigga is a hypocrite……

    check this shyt out

    http://www.tmz.com/2007/05/04/sharpton-ive-said-the-n-word-but-im-no-imus/

  • http://www.abolishthenword.com truth

    You guys need to stop and look things from a different perspective for a second. How can we rise up as a people if we keep going on with the ignorant behavior.

    We have to uplift ourselves, there is good hip hop out there y’all, you don’t have to be into the thug shit all the time, we are a diverse people lets start acting like it.

  • http://www.myspace.com/ceo_philosophy Phil

    MAN FUCK AL SHARPTON…THAT NIGGA ONLY SEEKING ATTENTION!

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/PRINCEUNSEEN unseen all city

    AL you got to be kidding me . when shorties accused them officers of rape but its was JUDGES THAT RAPED HER AND THEY GOT ALWAY WITH IT YOU FELL BACK . THEN YOU TRIED TO BUY KILOS OF COKE. YES THAT RIGHT AL SHARTON WAS TRYING TO BY COKE TO FLOOD THE HOOD FROM THE F.E.DS. I SEEN THE TAPE . IT CAME OUT WHEN HE TRIED TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT . IN THE 79 YEARS LATER AFTER YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO HELP THE BLACK PEOPLE WITH SOME BULLSHIT ORGANAZTION . THEN YOU WANT TO CHAIN YOUR SELF UP IN P.R. TO STOP THE US. BOMBING BUT YOU CAN STAND IN THE HOOD AND STOP WHAT WAS GOING ON . MARTIN , MR. X , WOULD BE TURNING OVER IN THERE GRAVE. AND THE BAD PART IS THIS NIGGA GOT A PERM . YOU OLDER BLACK PEOPLE KILL ME . YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY GOING ON. WE DONT BUT YOU BEEN IN THE GAME FOR A LONG TIME YOU KNOW ITS BIGGER THEN US BLACK PEOPLE YOU KNOW THE HIGHER UPS BEEN TRYING TO KILL US OFF SINCE THE 60S THE HIGHER UP GOT THERE HANDS ON YOU PUPPET ASS NIGGAS. MISS O SHOULD KNOW SHE THE ONLY BLACK PERSON THAT HAS SUCCESS IN THE MEDIA. WHY CAUSE THEY TOLD HER YOU WANT TO STAY ON TV . DO THIS AND THAT NOT THIS. INSTEAD OF BUYING JUST FOR ME /DUKE PERM KITS YALL NIGGAS SHOULD GET TOGETHER AND START YOUR OWN MEDIA COMPANY AND PUT YOUNG BLACK FOLKS ON AND OPEN DOORS FOR THEM. TO TALK ABOUT REAL TOPICS THAT YALL WANNA HEAR INSTEAD OF KISSING WHITEY ASS AND COLLECTING A CHECK FROM HIM .
    NIGGA
    NEGGRO
    NIRGROD
    NEGRO
    ALL MEAN BLACK
    BACK THEN THEY WOULD CALL YOU NIGGA CAUSE ITS WAS ASSOCITED WITH NIGROD,NEGRO IS WHAT BLACK IS IN SPANISH .NEGOS IS WHAT THEY CALLED YALL IN THE 70S ..NEGRIOD IS WHAT THAY CALLED BLACK IN THE WHEN EGYPTIANS RULED.

    http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/PRINCEUNSEEN

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=9791 nitiblze07

    al sharpton is an oreo

  • wkareem

    Props to BIG AL SHARPTON…

    I wish there was more information available regarding the march he was holding. I would have went; but since I couldn’t be there, I give AL SHARPTON props for leading with action and not with his mouth. I heard from a fellow Hip-Hopper who was there, NOIL, he said he was disappointed that the Hip-Hop community didn’t show up. KURTIS BLOW was there, so big up’s to Rev. Kurtis Blow also. But now I ask you commentators… When are you pessimistic pussy thinkers going to stop talking and start walking. When are you chain jerkers going to turn into Hip Hop Workers. You think you have a claim in Hip Hop? What have you got? What claim can you really lay to Hip-Hop? That you GET DRESSED in Hip Hop gear, LISTEN to Hip-Hop Music and try to TALK like you’re from the Hip-Hop generation? Shit… my kid can do that and he’s only 10 years old. What type of MAN shit can you lay claim to? No, creating lyrics & beats don’t apply… Now what you got? How else can you support Hip Hop? It’s time for REVOLUTION, Hip Hop is EVOLVING into a more constructive force… grow with it or get the fuck out the way!

  • beeyo

    A fight to get words off the radio that aren’t played on the radio anyway is like tellin Cam he’s an idiot. Pointless.
    Hip hop aint dead, it’s just retarded.

  • Real Talk

    Hip Hop aint NEVER killed anyone….

    If these “ig-nant” ASS Niggas wanna march for a course…

    MARCH for World Peace!!!

    …and leave OUR Music – the FUCK alone!!!

  • Smitty Pt3

    fuck al sharpton, you wanna know whos tha truth? ME, smitty pt3, fuck everyone else

  • boss

    i wish i could tell al sharpton “NIGGA, you a BITCH ass HO