Jails / Prisons : hip Hop soldier imprisoned in Iraq for naughty lyrics

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Army Imprisons Iraq Vet for Hip Hop Song
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    AllGov.com
    January 10, 2010

    Specialist Marc Hall, aka hip hop artist Marc Watercus, was looking forward to the end of his U.S. Army service in February and never going back to Iraq, when commanders decided to “stop-loss” him—the policy that allows military officials to keep soldiers longer than their service contracts state. Frustrated by the Army’s decision, Hall recorded—and mailed to his superiors—a song protesting the stop-loss policy, which has forced thousands of troops to serve extra time in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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    The Army threw Hall in jail on December 11, 2009, in Liberty County Jail, Georgia. He is charged under Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which covers “all disorders and neglects to the prejudice of good order and discipline” and “all conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces.”

    Army officials considered the song a warning sign and threat. In the song Hall raps:

    Like Obama says somebody be held responsible
    But some of you all gonna be held in the hospitals, whenever possible…

    I’m gonna round up all eventually, easily, walk right up peacefully
    And surprise them all
    Yes, yes y’all, up against the wall, turn around
    I got a ************’ magazine with 30 rounds, on a three round burst
    Ready to fire down … spray and watch the bodies all hit the floor
    I bet you don’t stop-loss nobody no more, in your next lifetime of course…

    Hall’s civilian lawyer claims that the lyrics to the song should not be taken literally. Hall’s court-martial trial is expected to take place sometime in the coming months.

    http://www.allgov.com/ViewNews/Army_Imprisons_Iraq_Vet_for_Hip_Hop_Song_100110
     
  2. hellogood

    hellogood Banned MEMBER

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    Signs of a twisted human mindset.

    What a f'ing joke. He's been literally trained to kill, who does he think he is writing about it? They trained him to kill, NOT WRITE SONGS ABOUT KILLING. He should be court-martial to the utmost degree lol


    Sad how this world has become real baby like in its' thinking lol. They considered the "song" a threat. This should be a sign that they feel music can move mountains, which is why HIP HOP in general is projected the way is it. To keep one stupified.

    I can't stop laughing, they "considered" the song a "warning sign and threat"

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAA.


    i wonder how do they classify "bombs and bullets" now? lol hahahahhahaha
    Where are the "Powder Puff Girls" when you really need them lol


    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
     
  3. MRS. LADY

    MRS. LADY Banned MEMBER

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    Any country that allows civilians to die, and any army that rapes and murders in the name of "justice" lol is guilty and will answer to GOD.

    Hiphop is a PEACEFUL NATION, so if OUR country regards peace as a threat then they truly have my sympathy.

    His lawyer should argue under the Freedom of Speech, and bring in any army people with their guns and weapons, and have them testify that this "song" makes them "fear"

    war in Hiphop is ALWAYS reserved when all negotiations have failed.

    No false weapons by word or force will prosper against the True World Order which is Hiphop.

    We are 36 years strong for GOD and will remain, GOD Willing.

    Peace
     
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    MRS. LADY Banned MEMBER

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    Peace

    How is Hip Hop projected?

    Hip Hop spelled this way is defined as Hiphop's elements - Emceein, Breaking, Dj-ing, Graffitti, Beat Boxin, Street Entrepeneurism, Street Language, Universal Law or Street Law, Street Fashion...

    And all of the above mentioned are expressions of the "collective conciousness", which is Hiphop which saved us (Hip Hop) from oppression

    I am Hiphop, and proud of it!

    And Hiphop's Emcees do have the power to transform (through the spoken word) subjects and objects in the name of peace and prosperity.

    Much Love
     
  5. hellogood

    hellogood Banned MEMBER

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    Ok

    I should have finished my statement saying "how hip hop is projected by the "mainstream"". Which we know anything "mainstream" means it's been altered, manipulated and diluted.
     
  6. lilpea

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    Dangit Brother Oldsoul tolded me years ago to have that copywrited ... smh.. me not being into rap... who would have known...lol

    Lilpea....:1on1:
     
  7. MRS. LADY

    MRS. LADY Banned MEMBER

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    Thank You

    most humbly

    hip-hop spelled this way lower case with the hyphen represents those of our Hiphop family that have decided to degrade themselves to "products" for sale through the mainstream, and any Hip Hop products which should never be people

    Nuff respect
     
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    MRS. LADY Banned MEMBER

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    :hi:

    :)

    I'm not into "rap" much Elder Lilpea

    "Rap is something you do, Hiphop is something you live" -KRS-ONE

    Principle number 6-

    Hiphop preserves itself (the conciousness) that's why I don't do rap, I'd rather live Hiphop and by example show others how to act- MRS. LADY

    much peace and love to you!
     
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