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More founder of -- hit Bob dot com and -- Palmer CEO of that's so HH dot com so that come -- hip hop web site so track.
Well what what is going on with knives I thought there was a -- -- went out we're not using this word anymore.
Well first of foremost nobody quite knows exactly what's going moment not as we don't know what sort of creative license will be using regarding his album title has proposed album title.
But I will say that that this -- with regard to nods as an artist we've had.
Him and he's been controversial before he's one of our.
One of hip -- brilliant minds and I think that if anybody has really easy for naming their album this it would be knives and I'm not saying -- green with that.
About what what's so great about this is innovative guy I -- and with the clocks in the pumps.
Soccer free from the psalms and you know what what some innovative about that well first and foremost that -- as our episode -- might not be something that you can relate to.
But I will say that.
Not the second and -- let people -- it -- by the way it was gone down 30% more than 30% according to Nielsen and -- last here but.
African Americans caucasians.
Well there -- a lot of different factors for the decline in and and -- music's.
And in sales there a lot and a factors and we know that but I will say that again if it's not name his album that -- we have a reason he has a reason for that.
He that he went yet he's lofty goals and knew what -- -- not kind of language I can't speak for him and I I've reached out and I can't I haven't -- Congress could take a look at that -- came from Jesse Jackson today the title using the N word is morally offensive.
And socially distasteful.
-- -- has the right to degrade and denigrate in the name of free speech but there is no honor in it.
I we wish he would use his talents to lift up and inspire not degrade but making a mockery of racism so.
Police shut it should he have done this and -- -- not get the job comes out with this title.
It should he take a back to the change it shouldn't stand up defendant what should he do about this.
Well I don't think it's about what he should do it's about what his cooperation of people that run the company should be doing.
That company he's on universal which -- Def -- which is under universal which is -- Vivendi.
Cooperation the fact is is that we're talking about corporate responsibility are you gonna let people put this out what is this going to say York.
I I I don't know what -- is doing actress who don't like the use of the work.
But certainly it's the corporation's responsibilities to the shareholders.
To uphold a certain standard and quality liquid market -- products.
I know that that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are not elected leaders of the African American community but they both.
Led protests against the use of this word the B -- -- -- And there's been this kind of agreement in the hip hop community okay will back off the use of this word is not just saying.
That you can't control me and do what I want and -- like you don't want to -- you know he's got an album the -- I mean bergalis.
Dubbed the the -- the record label -- put the kibosh on it may not actually be the title this is product possibly a publicity.
Opportunity to raise awareness to -- -- this discussion we're having right now.
But the fact is that they protested in front of the record label corporations.
The owners and those of the people -- -- -- -- -- give the green light to this project or not.
Chuck where's the outrage where the galleries are adults in -- well there's a lot of outrage outside of the hip hop community and and within as well but.
-- -- Internal dialogue is not the same dialogue that you and on my head.
All right well let's listen to -- this is a little bit of what knives does.
Now -- weapons slowly.
-- -- -- With the -- nobody like this it's everybody's a big.
-- all right this -- big big -- guy big philosopher the hip hop community he's enforcing the no snitch rule he's encouraging the use of guns.
He's he's glorifying murder and kill kill kill.
Glad you think that you think -- -- that.
That why you found there -- I didn't have are very hard on united and no I don't have to tell you -- has a number of positive messages.
It didn't look at it -- you have easily could you be a positive messages are canceled out by stuff like that I don't think -- canceled out we have a lot of leaders.
That have done good and bad they are elected officials.
In office right now that have done a number of things that don't -- necessarily cancel out what good they've done.
This does he -- and the kids today.
Well that's a concern we're getting a lot of responses on our site people is say.
On a silly takes that you know not as you status back not you not you allow people to say the N word again we -- just trying to work on it but at the same time people are saying like like tuck said he's gonna have some sort of trade spin on the point is is that we're gonna have to have situations where people -- gonna be freer to say the work.
But I think would have to look at each case -- -- but what does that -- -- -- the context of of a racial -- public dissent in the context of endearment look at.
World we live in before you for you cross examine not all the racial things that are going going -- Then there's the shooting of Sean Bell there's any number of there's a lot of dead people in Philadelphia of them -- been shot because somebody got inspired by that kinda song checkered board thank you.
Lisa Palmer thanks to both of you appreciate.
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