Gangsta Rap

TitleGangsta Rap
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsLadenson, R
Corporate Authorsof Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT
Date Published02/2006
PublisherCenter for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
Keywordsbusiness , BUSINESS ethics , freedom , FREEDOM of speech , media , Media Studies
AbstractMs. C. Dolores Tucker, Chairwoman of the National Congress of Black Political Women, was named as a defendant in a lawsuit brought by Interscope Records, which accuses her of trying to persuade Interscope's leading producer of Rap to leave the record label. The suit contends that Ms. Tucker told the producer, Marion (Suge) Knight, that if he cleaned up his albums, she would use her influence to arrange an extremely lucrative contract with Time-Warner Inc. The suit accuses Ms. Tucker of trying to get Mr. Knight to break his contract with Interscope Records as a protest against gansta rap lyrics, which she claims often insult, degrade, and seriously endanger women by their frequent glorification of violence against them.
NotesCase study from the February 3, 1996 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Copyright, Robert Ladenson, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1996.
URLhttp://ethics.iit.edu/EEL/Gangsta%20Rap.pdf
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