Five Lame Causes Embraced By Musicians
3. Rap Against Violence
Possibly the most confused musical advocacy group is Rap Against Violence. We hate to burst anyone's bubble, but the majority of best-selling hip-hop--be it of the cartoonish "Licensed to Ill" variety, the emotionally walloping work of Tupac or the goofy club anthems of Lil Wayne--is predicated on violent lyrical content, serious or otherwise. Violence is such a fundamental part of hip-hop that protesting it with said music creates the kind of universe-warping mindfuck that we'd have to resurrect Einstein to resolve. If you still insist on taking Rap Against Violence seriously, allow us to introduce you to some other worthy causes: Actors Against Emotion, Writers Against Typing, Gamers Against Graphics, Readers Against Books and Dancers Against Feet.