Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Southern Baptist Retailer Removes Black Hip-hop Artist’s Album That Includes The Word ‘penis'!
Reader, Isn't this the same conservative crowd that has many problems with political correctness? Sho Baraka has become the latest victim of having a bookstore pull his music from their shelves for language deemed “offensive.” Popular hip-hop artist Sho Baraka has taken aim at Southern Baptist retailer Lifeway Christian Stores for dropping his album for including the word “penis,” a move that shows a growing tension between the black artist and his white evangelical fans.
Sho Baraka says that the retailer has a double standard when it comes to anatomical references in their books. Other books sold on their shelves use anatomical references. For instance, “Sheet Music,” a sex manual intended for Christian couples, contains 45 uses of the word “penis,” along with euphemisms like “Mr. Happy.” Any ways, The Washington Post covered the story about why Lifeway removed the album from their stores and what they called a "complicated religious and political" views. According to the hip hop artist this proves that institutions like Lifeway have little interest in authentically serving artists with platforms outside of their primary context.
Written by: Bradford William Davis