Saturday night in Stafford, Texas a unified group of musicians and professional speakers attempted to motivate teenagers to lead a rebellion against sexually explicit songs being played on Houston radio stations.
The free "Youth Can Lead" conference took place from 6pm to midnight at Triumph Church and included 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.Hip hop segment organizer Bobby "Tre9" Herring said there were over 700 people in attendance and the crowd maintained a high energy throughout the night.
A key focus of the rally included a call to target the song "Let's Make a Movie" by Chicago rapper Twista and R&B artist Chris Brown.
Many attendees signed up to make a formal complaint to the FCC
Several event participants said they were surprised by the amount of negative comments their efforts received after an article about the campaign was featured on Chron.com.
"We definitely have a lot of work to do," Ronnie "Reconcile" Lillard said.