A Hip-Hop Town Hall
Londell says there are a number of legal issues the industry needs to consider:
- Corporate Responsibility: "[It's] having fiduciary duties to do what's in the best interest of the business," Londell says. Companies put out what they think will sell, he says.
- Constitutionality: "Not all speech is free speech and acceptable speech," he says. "However, we should be very careful when we want to censor. All cultures and families—they have censorship amongst the group. But not by government."
- Creativity: "Most [artists] are under pressure to be in a box. To produce a certain type of content that they're being told sells," Londell says. "There are a number of people who have the kind of integrity, the education and the support where they don't succumb. It's our job to create an environment where they don't have to succumb to what's worst in us and the pain in us—but the progress and the creativity in us."