So last week Russell got pretty much everybody who matters in the hip-hop industry together to talk about the recent assault on lyrical content in the wake of the Imus fuckfest, and what if anything the record labels and execs are gonna do about it. The meeting was supposed to be followed by a press conference announcing whatever new initiatives Russell and the TI’s had dreamed up, but the whole thing ran past schedule.
Today Russell and Ben Chavis released their statement of recommendation to the broadcasting and recording industries which you can read in its entirety here. In effect, Russell is telling radio stations and record labels to bleep out the words, "bitch," "ho" and "nigger." Now, correct me if I’m wrong but aren’t radio stations already supposed to be doing that, and don’t record labels release edited versions of explicit LP’s? You gotta love it.