Rape, Rick Ross and Responsibility #RRR
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Radio One
Jay Stevens
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Doug Morris
Universal Records
Monte Lipman
Universal Records
Avery Lipman
Universal Music
Barry Weiss
Universal Music
Steve Bartels
BET
Stephen Hill
Def Jam
Joie Manda
Interscope Records
Jimmy Iovine
Emmis
Jeff Smulyan
HOT 97, NYC
Ebro Darden
aonerecordings@gmail.com
Rocko
Clear Channel
Doc Wynter
Emmis
Rick Cummings
Emmis-LA
Jimmy Steal
Atlantic Records
Craig Kallman
Atlantic Records
Julie Greenwald

Rape, Rick Ross and Responsibility #RRR

    1. Petition by

      RapRehab

Our coalition of men, women, parents, advertisers, stock holders and consumers are demanding responsibility from the broadcast and recording industry. 

Rap RehabParents Television CouncilGlobal Awareness Through Hip Hop CultureIndustry Ears,103.7 The Beat, Paradise Gray 1 Hood, We Act Radio, No Oxygen Coalition, Dee Dee Cocheta, Project Islamic HopeUrban CuspRock Newman, National Action Network, Malik Rashaan Occupy the Hood, FAAN Mail, Kweisi Ronald Harris, ThyBlackMan.comDavey D Hard Knock Radio/SF State, Lisa Chase Patterson, Black by Nature/Conscious by Choice, Rosa Clemente 2008 Vice President candidate and Ujima Jane

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    News

    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. Rape Ignorance

      Leonard Pitts: On rape, ignorance again back in fashion - Leonard Pitts Jr. - MiamiHerald.com

      Leonard Pitts Jr. | In My Opinion What we have here is a failure to communicate. Or at least, that's Rick Ross' story and he's sticking to it. The Miami rapper has ignited a prairie fire of controversy with a song called U.O.E.N.O., its title a phonetic spelling of an ebonic pronunciation: "You don't even know."

    3. Reached 1,500 signatures
    4. Radio Station Pulls Rick Ross and Lil Wayne from Rotation

      Radio Station Pulls Rick Ross and Lil Wayne from Rotation

      The questions have been asked, Is Hip Hop Music Destroying America, Is Hip Hop A Threat To Our Children or Should Rappers Be Accountable For Their Lyrics? You be the judge. Earlier this year the song "Karate Chop" leaked online featuring rapper Lil Wayne.

    5. TheGrio.com

      Petitions call on Rick Ross, hip-hop industry to take responsibility for 'rape' lyrics

      Recent petitions have been launched on RapRehab.com and Change.org calling on hip-hop star Rick Ross to take responsibility and apologize for his lyrics referencing date rape on his new single, "U.O.E.N.O. (You Ain't Even Know It)."

    6. Washington Post

      Bigger than Rick Ross: an industry that glorifies rape and drug culture

      It seems like just yesterday that Rick Ross upset critics by using poverty in Nigeria as a backdrop to his celebration of personal affluence. Now, on the track "U.O.E.N.O. (you ain't even know it)," he's raised the ire of hip-hop observers again, this time by seemingly condoning rape.

    7. Reached 1,000 signatures

    Supporters

    @jasiri_x

    Mar 29, 2013

    Rape, Rick Ross and Responsibility #RRR https://t.co/8HUCIVwPSO <-Sign this

    Jasiri X
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    @dreamhampton

    Mar 29, 2013

    I absolutely support @RapRehab @faanmail & others to hold music execs accountable.Pls Sign: https://t.co/QF6R3Jcsuw #silenceisbetrayal

    dream hampton
    44.6k followers

    @FAANMail

    Mar 29, 2013

    We stand in coalition w/ @RapRehab & others to hold music execs accountable. Pls Sign: https://t.co/JkW8YBrFvs … #RRR cc: @ShelbyKnox #fem2

    FAANMail
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    Reasons for signing

    • Lance Akins CHICAGO, IL
      • 4 months ago

      children are our future

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    • frederick carey CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
      • 5 months ago

      Music like this needs to be completely taken off of the market.

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      • 5 months ago

      I am a female producer/lyricist. I have witnessed the degradation of Hip-Hop through the years and frankly I am disappointed. 1.The lack of sensible female emcees (in the mainstream) these days are very telling.

      2.There is a complete lack of respect for women, self and life altogether.

      3.Artists and the large companies that back them need to be held accountable for the product (music) they are producing for the masses.

      4.Although it is easy for them to say, "just don't listen," they have to keep in mind that they have taken what many love about Hip-Hop (the beat/rhythm) and pissed all over it with poor excuses for lyrics.

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    • Meseret Ocbazgi DALLAS, TX
      • 5 months ago

      Believe it or not, I'm 17...I've grown up during the apparent downfall of rap (2007)...seven years later, it's lookin' pretty ugly...I wish the 1990's music and early to at least mid- 2000's rap was still here: "When brothas make babies, and leave a young mother to be a pappy

      And since we all came from a woman

      Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman

      I wonder why we take from our women

      Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?

      I think it's time to kill for our women

      Time to heal our women, be real to our women

      And if we don't we'll have a race of babies

      That will hate the ladies, that make the babies

      And since a man can't make one

      He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one

      So will the real men get up

      I know you're fed up ladies, but keep your head up"

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    • Alysia Payne LAFAYETTE, LA
      • 5 months ago

      Rap lyrics have become increasingly disgusting over the years...

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