Friday, February 18, 2011
Saturday’s Event Hopes ‘Youth Can Lead’ Protest Against Sex Songs On Local Radio
This Saturday in Stafford, Texas a unified group of musicians and professional speakers will attempt to motivate teenagers to lead a rebellion against sexually explicit songs being played on Houston radio stations.
The free “Youth Can Lead” conference will take place from 6pm to midnight at Triumph Church and include performances and breakout sessions from local Christian rappers Tre9, Von Won, Gifted da Flamethrowa, 007 (from the 5th Ward Boyz), Frontline Movement, Governor, and Bless’T.
Bobby “Tre9” Herring (whom you might remember from the recent Feed a Friend/City of Houston permit dust-up) is in charge of the hip hop portion of the event and said he will be specifically targeting the song “Let’s Make a Movie” by Chicago rapper Twista and R&B artist Chris Brown.
The track, which is in rotation at both 97.9 KBXX and Hot 95.7, is about the narrators’ attempts to persuade a female to film their sexual tryst.
"And you know I think you a hell of an actress
Especially when I'm shooting you on a mattress
Shawty, straight to the top, that's where we headed
And I'ma see my name in the credits
and be the sh-t if you let it"
“We’re not even asking these stations to play anybody else instead. There are plenty of positive artists they can choose from,” Herring said. “We simply want them to stop spinning songs that promote pornography and sexual immorality.”
Herring said he would like to get at least 1,000 complaints against “Let’s Make a Movie” to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC.) If that doesn’t get the song pulled the next step would be to get a group of teens to bring the issue before Houston City Council. A third step would be a protest outside of the radio outlets that play the song and a fourth effort would involve a boycott of advertisers to the stations.
Herring ran across the song when preparing for a recent sermon. He said when he read the lyrics to a group of adults, many were shocked.
“I’m finding a lot of people are concerned, but no one wants to lead the effort to get this stuff off of our airwaves,” Herring said. “Maybe we can get the kids to do it instead.”