Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center today wrote a brilliant piece in Townhall.com about the glorification of rap “music” and those who spew it out for play on the airwaves. This glorification of the gory, greedy lifestyles of the gang culture have been assaulting us for a long time now.
The most recent exposition of this was the Hollywood love affair with long-time Crips gang member and co-founder, Tookie Williams. They went to great lengths to get Americans (and the world) to feel sorry for this career thug, overlooking the victims of his crimes, to which, I might add, he confessed to killing early on. He was convicted of the murders in 1981 of Albert Lewis Owens, 25, Tsai-Shen Yang, 63, her husband Yen-Yi Yang, 63, and their daughter Ye-Chen Lin, 43 – all murdered in 1979.
Brent Bozell states the case beautifully:
Turn on a pop radio station today and you’re likely to get an earful of stupidity. I don’t mean the kind of innocent dumb pop song of the old days. I mean songs that glorify lust and greed stupidly.