Nah Right points us in the direction of last night’s 60 Minutes segment on the “Stop Snitching” phenom, which includes an analysis of the Cam’ron/50 Cent feud and plenty of criticism about how Busta rhymes handled the shooting death that took place on one of his video sets last year. While the piece only touches upon the cultural and sociological reasons behind the anti-snitching effort (which you can read more about in last month’s detailed but depressing Atlantic piece by Jeremy Kahn), it does wonder if the record labels would think twice about releasing snitch-dissing records–a notion Cam’ron accurately describes as implausible:
ANDERSON COOPER: If your record label said to you, “Look, we’re not going to promote you, we’re not going to distribute you, if you keep calling Curtis Jackson a snitch, or [if] you keep writing about guns and selling drugs,” would you stop?
CAM’RON: No record company in the world would say, “We’re not going to promote you if you call somebody a snitch.” They know what makes money. A record company would never be that stupid. Never.