AJC: Gucci Mane back in jail
I know that the main reason why all of these Black Hip Hop artists keep cycling through the revolving doors of the jail is due to racism (sarcasm) but this is ridiculous.
Once again proving the unmanaged state of the Black community these serial criminals are allowed to stream their messages and imagery to the masses of young people and yet continue to receive support from their fans yet silence from the "usual suspects" who have a problem with speech when it is strategic to their ideological and political agenda. Ironically a conservative talk show host's words said into the same brand of microphone used by these Thug Hip Hop artists are far more powerful yet threatening to the Black community - IF you allow certain operatives to tell it.
The Thug Hip Hop artists are the "voice of the Killer Street Pirates and Drug Dealers" in our community. It thus comes as no surprise that they have a series of run-ins with the law. They themselves are so frequently part of the "Criminal Underclass" that are the proportionally the most frequent threat to the Black community today.
Beyond the outward projecting activism upon which the modern day "Black Political Activism" is built upon, there needs to be some force of inward management that recognizing the damage that the Thug image is doing to our community and work to mitigate this threat.
Some attempt to high behind the "artistic free speech" as their justification for allowing the subject matter, words and images to continue unchecked. Unfortunately Rush Limbaugh or Michael Richards who call themselves "entertainers" are not able to obtain such a blanket exception as the commercial rap thugs do. There is in fact a long history where the Black community put its foot down and told both the offending artists and the entertainment corporation that we are not going to accept such messages streamed out for mass consumption.
Maybe if we all agreed to label Thug Hip Hop Artists as 'Black Republicans' then such an association would be enough to shun them within the Black community? Michael Steele would then be responsible for reforming their ways.
Atlanta-based rapper Gucci Mane was returned to jail Thursday for violating his probation.
The rapper, who's real name is Radric Davis, is currently at the Fulton County jail and is due to be released in May 2010, according to jail officials.
It is unclear how Davis violated his probation.
Signed to Warner Bros. Records in May 2009, Davis was set to release his third album, The State vs. Radric Davis on Dec. 8.
Davis pleaded guilty to assault in 2005 hitting a nightclub promoter in the head with a pool cue, and last September, he was sentenced to a year in jail for failing to fulfill his court-ordered 600 hours of community service in that case.
He went to jail and served until March, when MTV reported he went straight to the studio and recorded five songs.
According to reports, Davis was born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in Atlanta after moving here in the fourth grade.
Davis has received industry notoriety from mixtape singles.
In May 2005, he released his debut album, Trap House, in May 2005 independently. It included the largely popular “Icy” single, featuring rapper Young Jeezy. In 2007 he released Back to Trap House Music.
His most recent single, “Spotlight,” features another well-known Atlantan, Usher, who whose divorce from his wife Tameka Foster Raymond was made final earlier this month.