American rappers barred from Canada
“Canada attempts to place US rappers in the same category as terrorists – literally,” says American rapper Jerome Almon, CEO of Murdercap Records. “If Canada is not stopped, every musician seeking to enter a country other than their own will face this problem,” he warns.
“Everything stops when the customs people run my name in their computers. Next thing you know there are cops everywhere.”
Loss of major revenues
‘Rap Intelligence Unit’
Jerome Almon tells that Canada has a ‘Rap Intelligence Unit’ that regularly trades information with the American intelligence service FBI. Canadian authorities are not only concerned with the artists’ criminal records, but are looking to ban black American artists or rappers for “being too gangsta.” According to Almon, details of the ‘rap unit’ surfaced in a hearing that was told its members probe the background of rap stars, their criminal records, friends and whom they’re feuding with.
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