Jay Z silent about a black Cuban rapper in prison
We hear in the "rumor mill" that rap star and sports agent Jay Z is trying to get Yankees superstar Robinson Cano a huge new baseball contract. Good luck with that!
Let's hope that Jay-Z takes a minute and remembers a rapper sitting in a Cuban prison, as reported in The NY Post:
"Back in May we rapped the rapper after he and wife Beyoncé spent their fifth wedding anniversary in Cuba.
There they extolled the Communist island while saying nothing about a local rapper, Angel Yunier Remon - better known as "El Critico del Arte" - who was jailed for doing exactly what Jay Z does in his music.
Cuban friends tell us El Critico is now near death, in a hospital after 19 days on a hunger strike.
"He asked that it be known that he's committed to 'freedom or death,' which is his take on the Cuban regime's official mantra - 'socialism, homeland or death,' " says Mauricio Claver-Crone, executive director of the Washington-based Cuba Democracy Advocates.
So how about it, Jay Z? How about doing a fellow rapper a solid and asking Raul Castro to free a man who's dying in a Cuban prison for doing what you do every day?"
It would be a step in the right direction if Jay-Z would come out and blast the Cuban regime about putting rapper Angel Yunier Ramon-Arzuaga in jail for "rappin"!
Rappin' in the US makes you a millionaire. Rappin" in Cuba puts you in jail.
Can someone tell Jay-Z that?
P. S. You can hear my chat with Fausta Wertz & Jerry Brewer about this & follow me on Twitter @ scantojr.