Hoopla Worldwide want it to be known that they will not tolerate domestic violence amongst their artists.
The label have dropped Compton’s Most Wanted’s Tha Chill after the rapper was sent to prison over a domestic violence issue.
“We want people to know that there is people within the hip hop industry who stand for issues such as that and won’t tolerate it, ” they tell us.
With October being National Domestic Violence Awareness month, they have issued this stern statement and we wholeheartedly agree and support moves like this which support women.
The statement in its entirety reads…
“In light of serious recent legal matters, Hoopla Worldwide would like to make this important announcement. After a four-year relationship working with The Chill of Compton’s Most Wanted, we have decided to part ways. We regret to announce that our company can no longer be associated with him professionally, as we do not support acts of domestic violence and his blatant disregard for women. His repeated brushes with the law regarding the delicate nature of these actions make it difficult to overlook the seriousness of this issue. Hoopla Worldwide does not, nor should anyone, condone this type of aggressive behavior towards women.
“In support of this month’s National Domestic Violence Awareness,Hoopla Worldwide will donate all profits made from the sales of Tha Chill’s music to The Center for Women and Families in Louisville, Kentucky.
“We have asked our distribution partners to immediately remove all music pertaining to Tha Chill from our catalog, including of over 25 songs. Additionally, music that Tha Chill produced for the upcoming posthumous album by MC Breed will not be released.”
It’s nice to see a predominately male-dominated industry take a stand.
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Melissa Myers has worked as an entertainment journalist for ten years,
both in London and New York.
She has done a daily gossip column on British newspaper the Daily Star
where she interviewed everyone from Tom Cruise and George Clooney to
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