Message: Re: Re: Song from Diet Coke with Lime Commercial
Posted by: Truth Seeker on Monday 03/21/05
So it has come to this. One of the most innovative MCs of our generation has sold out to the Coca-Cola Corporation. I can't forget my shock when I first heard "Way of Light" by the Gift of Gab...on a television commercial advertising Diet Coke with Lime. How could an artist seemingly so conscious, who represented everything that was right about hip-hop, help advertise for a company with such an appalling human rights record? Mr. Parker, did you ever stop to think about the Colombian factory workers who were tortured and murdered by paramilitaries for trying to acheive a decent standard of living at Coca-Cola's bottling plants? Or the villagers whose groundwater was stolen by one of Coke's bottling plants near Plachimada, India leaving little for their own needs? Or the multi-million dollar propaganda campaigns Coca-Cola has funded to deflect attention from these atrocities? I'm still in a state of disbelief. The only way for you to redeem your artistic credibility now is for you to take all the money you made from Coca-Cola and put it into the Campaign to Stop Killer Coke. They can be reached at www.killercoke.org. Gift, say it ain't so. Not for me, but for Isidro Segundo Gil. He's dead, and his children live in hiding.

Thank you,
Truth Seeker
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