My Two Census

Formerly the non-partisan watchdog of the 2010 US Census, and currently an opinion blog that covers all things political, media, foreign policy, globalization, and culture…but sometimes returning to its census/demographics roots.

Posts Tagged ‘Hip-Hop’

Is recently convicted felon/hip-hop artist Chris Brown an ideal 2010 Census spokesman?

Monday, April 19th, 2010

At first glance, it sounds like someone who beat up his pop-star girlfriend (Rihanna) wouldn’t be the best PR spokesman for the Census Bureau, but maybe I’m out of touch with who America’s youth views as role models these days. Does anyone else out there find it disturbing that hip-hop artist Chris Brown is out there promoting the 2010 Census? In 2009, Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault of singer Rihanna and was sentenced to five years probation and six months of community service:

Hip-hop Civics presents The 2010 Census Rap

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Since it’s Memorial Day, we’re going to hold off on our more in-depth investigations and complaints. We think our readers will enjoy the song called “Let’s Be Counted” (click here) that has been created by the founders of Hip-Hop Civics, Steven J. Logwood and Keith Holland. Logwood told us via e-mail, “I wrote the song to support the Census and to highlight the use of Music-Based Messaging.  To see our other work, visit www.positiverecords.com and www.groovypyramid.com. We’re looking for a sponsor for the song, so we can get it out to a wide audience.”