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Magic Johnson's Combatting Homophobia in Hip Hop

Dec 29, 2011 | 12:33 PM    Written By: Jessica T
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Magic Johnson's Combatting Homophobia in Hip Hop

NBA legend Magic Johnson is rallying to fight homophobia in the hip hop community, by uniting emcees to speak against homophobia and stereotypes about HIV and AIDS.

"What we're trying to do is reach out to the Hip Hop community because they have power — power with their voice, power with that mic in their hand and power with the lyrics that they sing. I have a lot of friends in [the Hip Hop] industry and so what we're trying to do is rally them to get behind the cause, deliver the message to these young people that HIV and AIDS is big and it's not going anywhere. They can make a difference right away by speaking out, because they have a big fan base."

He already has a group of rappers ready to rally alongside him, but he's not revealing his key players so soon.

"We're going to name everybody in a little while because it's more than one person. We've got about five or six people that we're talking to. We're going to come out next year with everybody and we'll have a nice big press conference and what we're going to do, what our plan is, because it's so important that we rally — not just them, either. I need the Hip Hop community but I also need the basketball players and football players. We need a little bit of everybody, so that's what we're working on now."

Would you rally the cause with Magic Johnson?

 

Source: hiphopdx.com

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