Universal Zulu Nation Requests Aide of Elected Officials
New York, NY—Hip-Hop Culture’s oldest activist group seeks help from elected officials, law enforcement and the media on denouncing and disbanding so-called “Hip-Hop” websites, radio stations and promotion companies which blatantly disrespect Hip-Hop Culture and its true origins and principles.
The entire Hip-Hop Community worldwide has spoken up against various companies that have used the term “Hip-Hop” to cause Americans to view the culture as one of violence, illegal drugs, homophobia, child pornography, and illicit sexual behavior. Zulu Nation founder, Afrika Bambaaata and, outspoken member Mick Benzo, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Minister Of Information, Quadeer “M.C. Spice” Shakur have pledged to ‘publically dismantle’ those companies and individuals who use Hip-Hop as a tool to carry out the destruction of a culture through media. We believe this is false advertising and a deception and cover-up for an ulterior motive to destroy Hip-Hop Culture.
City Councilors, State Representatives, US Representatives, Mayors, Law Enforcement, and activists from New Jersey New York and the tri-state area: YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED! Many of you have grown up on and in Hip-Hop Culture, so you are well aware of the many contributions Hip-Hop Culture has made to American Culture in general. Our four spiritual principles are the main foundation of our existence, and those principles are: Peace, Unity, Love and Havin’ Fun. And The Fifth Is Knowledge we have always believed that if these principles are not evoked, it isn’t Hip-Hop.
You may have, or should have seen the disgusting and disturbing video of a young man being stripped and beaten on a public street with onlookers cheering on the culprit as he swings a belt at the young man’s totally naked body. During the ordeal, the onlooker pours water on the body of the young man who was being beaten because his father owed the culprit a mere $20. What makes it more disturbing is the fact that the website in question which aired this horrific act, brands itself ‘WorldstarHipHop”. Many greedy companies and individuals use “Hip-Hop” to get over on unsuspecting consumers, viewers, listeners, and young children with impressionable minds.
WorldstarHipHop is just one of many of these companies that are flat-out promoting some of the most serious and heinous acts of violence and sex and calling it “entertainment”. We, however, do not condone or represent such reprehensible behavior, nor do we see these videos as what some call ‘entertainment’. We are asking your help in investigating the viral videos that may very well contain underage sex acts, and that your office seek to censor some of these websites and their ability to allow viewers into their sites without limited access, thus giving our children open access to the gory and outlandishly violent videos they have uploaded.
We would like to meet and discuss avenues of censoring this website and holding the owner Lee O’Denat and others responsible for the content that has continued to shock and cause stress to our children who look to Hip-Hop as a means of communication and that uplifts, not tears down. Your help on this very serious matter will be greatly appreciated, as we move forward with celebrating 40 years of service to our community and the world during this milestone in History (the re-election of a true Hip-Hop President, Barack Obama).
Universal Zulu Nation:
The Universal Zulu Nation is an international hip hop awareness group Was Founded By hip hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa. Originally known simply as the Organization, it arose in the 1970s as reformed New York City gang members began to organize cultural events for youths, combining local dance and music movements into what would become known as the various elements of hip hop culture. By the 1980s, hip hop had spread globally, and the Zulu Nation has since established (autonomous) branches in Japan, France, the UK, Australia, South Korea and the Cape Flats in Cape Town South Africa.
For more information, visit www.zulunation.com.