Apparently, an anonymous music exec from the early 90s is claiming that the explosion in gangsta rap and the promoted depictions of "thug life" as a positive thing are directly related to the rise of private prisons in the same time period. Supposedly, the powerful prison complex interests are behind NWA, Ice Tea, Snoop Dogg, etc in order to keep their prisons full and that govt contract money rolling in.
Of course, this claim is based on an anonymous letter. It easily could have been some conspiracy troll sitting in his parents' basement trying to see if his concocted story could pick up steam with the paranoid.
edit on 9-12-2012 by SELAboy because: (no reason given)