*In the Houston area, the “Youth Can Lead” movement that began last month will continue to try and motivate teens to rebel against explicit rap music played on the radio at this Saturday’s “Real Talk Teen Conference“ in Missouri City, Texas.
Pastor Craig D. Hayes organized the effort in partnership with his Crossing Point Christian Church and Hightower High School in Fort Bend ISD (where he also sits on the board of their campus-based leadership team). Part of the event will include performances from positive hip hop artists and a panel discussion about the variety of messages contained in rap lyrics.
“Not all elements of hip hop are bad,” Hayes said. “But with our conference we want give students and parents a deeper perspective on the music that’s such a large part of their lives.”
The “Youth Can Lead” movement’s current focus is to gather over 1,000 FCC complaint letters against the “Let’s Make a Movie” song by Chicago rapper Twista and R&B artist Chris Brown.
The track, which is currently in rotation at both 97.9 KBXX and Hot 95.7, is about the narrators’ attempts to persuade a female to make a pornographic film.
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