A firm open letter, written by Universal Zulu Nation Minister of Information Quadeer “M.C. Spice” Shakur, has been issued to Lee Q. O’Denat, sharply critical of his infamous website WorldStarHipHop.
In the letter, Shakur makes it clear that the thousands involved with the Universal Zulu Nation are prepared to act against the negative connotations to hip hop that the site encourages. “Your excerpts of ghetto life, your lack of morality when accepting uploaded material, and your drive to maintain a site for the sole intent to destroy our Culture’s standing in these Americas is both uncouth and unacceptable by all of us at UZN,” the letter states, in part. “We are hereby separating ourselves and our followers from your site and what it supposedly stands for.”
The open letter, which varies from kind and personal, to chiding and promising action will be taken against the negativity promoted by the site. “I again ask that you look into the fact that you and your site have misused our Culture’s name, committed fraud and falsely advertised your site as ‘Hip-Hop’,” Shakur continues. “You have forced the hand of the Universal Zulu Nation to take further action should you continue to promote your ‘CNN of the ghetto’ as ‘Hip-Hop'”
In the letter, Shakur invites O’Denat to a sit-down, to speak about how he can better serve the communities he is accused of exploiting, and concludes with the request to add a disclaimer, distancing “hip hop” from WorldStarHipHop.