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Text“He briefly praised all of us for the success we had achieved in our industry and congratulated us for being selected as part of this small group of ‘decision makers’… The subject quickly changed as the speaker went on to tell us that the respective companies we represented had invested in a very profitable industry which could become even more rewarding with our active involvement. He explained that the companies we work for had invested millions into the building of privately owned prisons and that our positions of influence in the music industry would actually impact the profitability of these investments.” “Sure enough, someone asked what these prisons were and what any of this had to do with us. We were told that these prisons were built by privately owned companies who received funding from the government based on the number of inmates. The more inmates, the more money the government would pay these prisons. It was also made clear to us that since these prisons are privately owned, as they become publicly traded, we’d be able to buy shares.” “He told us that since our employers had become silent investors in this prison business, it was now in their interest to make sure that these prisons remained filled. Our job would be to help make this happen by marketing music which promotes criminal behavior, rap being the music of choice.” There’s some striking coincidences between the anonymous whistle-blower’s confession and the similarities in geography and timing. 1991 saw the rise of what we now know as ‘gangsta rap,’ originally flourishing as a response between the rivalry between East and West Coast rappers, more specifically it was Los Angeles’ answer to New York’s hardcore hip-hop scene.
Crime did sky rocket in 90s and if you do a little research instead Of proving your points with videos that would be nice