Reggae and Dancehall Music Defend Itself Against the Homosexual Community

TCOOO, the reggae label for artists such as Massicker, Jango Fresh, Boom Viniyard and Stapler will be holding a straight pride parade in New York City on August 31, 2008. The label hopes that this parade and more to follow will rid Reggae of the negative "murder music" label that, according to the TCOOO label, has been given to the music by gay right activists such as Peter Tatchell.

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Stapler - The artist behind the song

Look at the Reggae artists that they target. They go after Buju Banton and Sizzla, but they don't bother a Sean Paul or a Damian Marley. When Damian Marley said, 'Funny man get drop like a bad habit,' what do they think a funnyman is? A funnyman is a homosexual, so are they afraid to challenge a Marley, or is he not Black enough for the homosexual community to try and destroy?

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2008

With the straight pride parade in New York City only two weeks away, Reggae continues to defend itself against the recent boycotts of the music. The main purpose of the parade is to get rid of some of the negative stereotypes that, according to the TCOOO label, has been attributed to not only the Reggae community, but to Jamaica and Jamaicans in general.

Some Reggae artists believe that reggae music has been unfairly targeted. Stapler from the TCOOO label and the artist behind "Hit them hard," the song at the root of the straight pride parade, believes the gay community targets Reggae because 99 percent of the artists are African American. "Eminem dissed them and they protested a little, then Eminem performed on stage with Elton John and all was forgiven," said Stapler. "Beenie man went on the Ru-Paul show so why are gays still bent on destroying Reggae music?"

Massicker from the TCOOO label took it a step further, saying, "Look at the Reggae artists that they target. They go after Buju Banton and Sizzla, but they don't bother a Sean Paul or a Damian Marley. When Damian Marley said, 'Funny man get drop like a bad habit,' what do they think a funnyman is? A funnyman is a homosexual, so are they afraid to challenge a Marley, or is he not Black enough for the homosexual community to try and destroy?"

TCOOO maintains that the label just wants to make music for Reggae fans worldwide and doesn't have the time for any negativity. The label's song "Hit them hard" by artist Stapler was banned by numerous radio stations after climbing to the top ten on numerous Reggae charts for what some claim was anti-gay content. Both the label and Stapler deny the claim, saying that the song is really a pro-family song.

The Straight Pride Parade will take place in Brooklyn, New York along Church avenue on August 31, 2008 form 10AM to 6PM. Information about the parade can be found at TCOOO's websites at http://www.tcooo.imeem.com.

"Hit Them Hard" lyrics by the artist Stapler:

"Jah Jah gonna hit them hard
All the men who visit men backyard
Leaving all the women to starve
One thunder ball and all of them pause

Hand in hand with my lady
Hug her and kiss her cause she carried my baby
But some boys moving shady
While am chilling on the ends making sweet love to Sadie
All I know am here to produce and all the ladies you are my friends
From the past, the present, the future my girl, love and respect to the end

Jah Jah gonna hit them hard
All the men who visit men backyard
Leaving all the women to starve
One thunder ball and all of them pause

Remember you are a King, what happened to your queen
The youths need a role model to instill self esteem
So live your life clean
and you will see what I mean

Jah Jah gonna hit them hard
All the men who visit men backyard
Leaving all the women to starve
One thunder ball and all of them pause

The world is spinning and everything in it
Mankind lose their way, some gone past their limit
Am here to advice and to be a critic
Be careful of the lifestyle you choose to exhibit
Children live what they learn
Aren't you concerned
of your choices in society
We need to preserve the value of a male and a female in every family"

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