News: PETA President Announces "YO! PETA Raps" Album
Sunday, Apr 1, 2012 9:03PM
Reality star Kim Kardashian's biggest enemy, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) appear to be following in the footsteps of supporter Waka Flock Flame by reportedly planning a new hip-hop album titled Yo! PETA Raps.
Posted on its PETA2 blog, the alleged LP is slated to drop in early summer.
Here at peta2, we're pretty in tune with the latest and greatest buzzmakers in the music scene. This one, however, definitely caught me by surprise. Plenty of bands, from The Smiths to Strike Anywhere, have written songs about animal rights. Couple that with the growing number of hip-hop players speaking up for animals--including J Fields, Russell Simmons, and Pac Div, just to name a few--and it only makes sense that PETA would have a hand in releasing an animal rights-themed album from a hot new MC, right? Well, here it is, folks. The mastermind behind it all, PETA head honcho Ingrid E. Newkirk, is working on a rap album with hopes to "better reach today's youth culture with the message that it's fly to keep animals in your heart and mind." You heard it here first! Personally, I'm hoping for guest vocals from peta2 pals Waka Flocka Flame or Travie McCoy. Who do you want to hear on the mic with Ingrid? (PETA2)
Recently, rapper Waka Flocka Flame teamed up with PETA for a new campaign.
Atlanta-based Brick Squad hip-hop artist Waka Flocka Flame never stops when it comes to raising awareness about animal protection. In advance of his sophomore album Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family, Waka earns a "Round of Applause" from animals everywhere for his second PETA ad, which is aimed at stopping chaining, fighting, and other abuse of dogs. Waka's adorable co-star in the ad is Daphna, a rescued dog from the Atlanta Humane Society who is named after PETA's vice president of cruelty investigations. (Crunk & Disorderly)
Around this time last year, Flocka made headlines for being the first rapper to take part in PETA's "Ink, Not Mink" campaign.
Wearing nothing but strategically placed teddy bear and camera necklaces, Waka Flocka Flame is the first rapper to star in PETA's Ink, Not Mink ad campaign. He shows off his tattoos, and a lot of skin, in the new ad, which urges, "Ink, Not Mink. Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin and Let Animals Keep Theirs. (USA Today)
PETA is known for going after fur-donning celebrities including Kim Kardashian.
Kardashian has been photographed wearing fur at public events many times, most recently at Kanye West's Paris fashion show. In November, PETA placed a billboard in West Hollywood showing Kardashian in a fur vest next to a picture of live foxes with the words, "The babies miss their mother. Is she on your back?" (Washington Post)
As this announcement was made on April 1st, SOHH is following up with PETA for the legitimacy of its Yo! PETA Raps album.