Curtis L. Taylor of Newsday spoke with recording industry veteran Charles Fisher about the nonprofit Jamaica-based Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council to champion youth causes and help eliminate negative images in rap, which he founded. Fisher cited the recent feud among rappers Nas, Jay-Z and Cam’ron as a glaring example of why the code and mediation board are needed. “The message in these songs are not what we need to be feeding to our kids,” Fisher said. “We have to take things to a higher level. This is not what this music is about and it is not what hip-hop is truly about.”
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