News: Soulja Boy Tell Em Says Stop, Don't Crank That "Kony" [Audio]
Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 10:13AM
Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em is showing off his political awareness with the new "Stop Kony" record aimed at bringing awareness to notorious Ugandan leader Joseph Kony.
On the record, Soulja Boy raps for nearly four minutes taking aim at Kony for abducting children and turning them into soldiers.
Stop Kony? Perhaps someone should stop Soulja Boy. The 21-year-old rapper, best known for his songs "Crank That" and "Booty Meat," released a song that takes up the anti-Kony cause. The sparse, tossed-off song features some audio from the massive viral video hit, KONY 2012, which has drawn fresh attention to some of the atrocities committed by Joseph Kony, a warlord in Central Africa. Soulja Boy implores listeners to "Stop Kony before it's too late" and "Stop Kony 2012" before yelling, incongrously, "Swag!" (Huffington Post)
Last week, rap mogul Diddy took to his Twitter to spread the word of Kony and promote the campaign.
"EVERYONE STOP WHAT UR DOING!!!! if u dont know what #StopKONY2012 is about watch this short movie > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc&sns=tw RT to da world!!!," he tweeted March 7th.
"Dear Joseph Kony, I'm Gonna help Make you FAMOUS!!!! We will stop YOU #StopKONY Rt to da world !"
"Dear Joseph Kony, I'm Gonna help Make you FAMOUS!!!! We will stop YOU #StopKONY ! All 6,OOO,OOO of my followers RT NOW!!! Pls!" (Diddy's Twitter)
Rap star Nicki Minaj has also shown her support for the anti-Kony movement.
"RT @KidsOfUganda: Watch and Share! Please do your part and help spread the word about this injustice. #STOPKONY http://s3.amazonaws.com/kony2012/kony.html," she re-tweeted. (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)
Reports claim Kony has abducted over 60,000 children as leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).
A new campaign spreading across the Internet says it has one goal in mind: Make Joseph Kony, the Ugandan leader of the violent Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) "famous" so he can be brought to justice. Kony is undeniably brutal, and the World Bank estimates that under his leadership the LRA has abducted and forced around 66,000 children to fight with them during the past two decades. In October, President Obama committed 100 U.S. troops to help the Ugandan army remove Kony. (Washington Post)
Check out "Stop Kony" below: