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A former self-described “decision-maker” of an “established company” in the music industry has made a shocking claim about a secret meeting that took place at a private home in Los Angeles in 1991. The author of the letter, who remains anonymous, attended the meeting where they claim that a man—presumed to be the owner of the home—explained to the 25-30 music industry guests that he had significant interests in privately owned prisons and their “positions of influence in the music industry would actually impact the profitability of these investments.”

“We were told that these prisons were built by privately owned companies who received funding from the government based on the number of inmates. The more inmates, the more money the government would pay these prisons. It was also made clear to us that since these prisons are privately owned, as they become publicly traded, we’d be able to buy shares,” the author explains.

“He told us that since our employers had become silent investors in this prison business, it was now in their interest to make sure that these prisons remained filled.” The author writes, “Our job would be to help make this happen by marketing music which promotes criminal behavior, rap being the music of choice. He assured us that this would be a great situation for us because rap music was becoming an increasingly profitable market for our companies, and as employee, we’d also be able to buy personal stocks in these prisons.”

After a few of the attendees including the anonymous author of the letter became disturbed by the content of the meeting, they were escorted outside where they were met by an “industry colleague” that opened the meeting, and reminded them that they had signed agreement and “would suffer the consequences of speaking about this publicly or even with those who attended the meeting.”

The author goes on to explain leaving the music industry in 1993:

As the months passed [after the secret meeting], rap music had definitely changed direction. I was never a fan of it but even I could tell the difference. Rap acts that talked about politics or harmless fun were quickly fading away as gangster rap started dominating the airwaves. Only a few months had passed since the meeting but I suspect that the ideas presented that day had been successfully implemented.

I officially quit the music business in 1993 but my heart had already left months before. I broke ties with the majority of my peers and removed myself from this thing I had once loved….As the years passed, I managed to keep my secret, fearful of sharing it with the wrong person but also a little ashamed of not having had the balls to blow the whistle. But as rap got worse, my guilt grew….I see how the criminalization of rap music played a big part in promoting racial stereotypes and misguided so many impressionable young minds into adopting these glorified criminal behaviors which often lead to incarceration. Twenty years of guilt is a heavy load to carry but the least I can do now is to share my story, hoping that fans of rap music realize how they’ve been used for the past 2 decades….

While it’s hard to give credibility to an anonymous author, the subject matter of the letter is food for thought.

If the claims in the letter are not true, why did rap and hip-hop music take such violent turn?

In an article about the music industry’s brainwashing of black children, Dr. Boyce Watkins of Financial Juneteenth writes:

The most powerful part of the human mind is the subconscious.  This barely-acknowledged section of your brain is where most of the processing and heavy lifting take place when it comes to defining who you are, what you do and how you choose to live.  Music opens the mind for suggestion, making us vulnerable to messages that we implant.  The most sinister part of it all is that most of this happens without us knowing what’s going on.

….companies like BET and VH1 liberally share the images of black men as thugs, black women as hoochies, and black youth as drug using, violent criminals who love to waste their money.  The most powerful part of this marketing is that it tends to work best when you don’t know that you’re being marketed to.

Even Hitler once stated that if you want to control the future, you must take control of the minds of the young. So, corporate-sponsored hip-hop now has more influence over the minds of our children than their parents, many of whom are either incarcerated or addicted to the drugs that have come to infest the black community.

Private prisons bring in roughly $3 billion dollars a year in profits, with total growth of prisoners between 1990 and 2009 of 1,600%, and housing 128,195 inmates as of December 2010.

Two clear beneficiaries of the private prison system are Corrections Corporation of America and Geo Group. Both were favored stock picks by the Wall St. Cheat Sheet this past April.

There are several fundamental reasons to like these companies as long-term investments. First, there is a secular trend towards privatization in the prison system. According to Corrections Corp. of America, back in 2001, less than 7 percent of the U. S. inmate population was housed in a privately run prison. That figure exceeds 10 percent today. Governments in the U. S. have failed to beat these companies’ strong track records for achieving efficiency, and now that it is short on capital, it is motivated to outsource prisons to these private companies.

Second, the prison industry is recession-proof. While a falling stock market will likely drag these stocks lower, a weak economy will not hit these companies’ earnings. Prisons are essential, and governments aren’t going to let convicts walk free unless there is a fiscal emergency that necessitates it. Furthermore, private prison operators may benefit from a weak economy. If a recession lowers a state’s income, it may be motivated to seek savings by privatizing prisons.

Whether or not prisons are better run as private entities or by the government, the claims made by this anonymous writer point to what could be an alarming form of propaganda used to make tremendous profits off the destruction of people’s lives and wellbeing by Hollywood’s liberal elite.

See the full letter here.

2 Responses

  1. Sams_1

    Were they the Beyonce and Jay Z purveyors of new. Hmmm iluminating so to speak

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  2. Alex

    so, 25 years after “gangster rap,” this anonymous guy is the first and only one to step forward and blow the whistle? this has to be the most pathetic bit of journalism ive ever seen. thanks for the chuckle. by the way, is it just a coincidence that virtually every single article on your illustrious website here says something bad about non-whites–or are you racists?

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