It is no secret that the Reverend Al Sharpton has had his issues with rap music and Lil' Wayne. But his latest project finds him partnering up with his arch-nemesis to release a new book. Does this mean they are BFF's? Or just frenemies?
After decrying injustice when Lil Wayne was allowed to be endorsed by the PepsiCo following his insensitive remarks about the late Emmett Till, Rev. Al was invited to meet with executives from the soda maker. Details of the meeting were not released to the public, yet shortly afterward, word broke that Sharpton and Weezy F. would be going into business together to release the former's next book entitled, The Rejected Stone.
Cash Money Records, the company owned by Bryan "Birdman" Williams, has a publishing arm and will publish the project on October 8 through their Cash Money Content and Massenburg Media, in partnership with the Simon & Schuster imprint Atria. The book will track Sharpton's "personal evolution" from being a street activist, campaigning for causes around New York to becoming a national public figure and Civil Rights spokesman. It also gives Sharpton's point of view on rappers and the Hip-Hop community in general.
"Just because we disagree doesn't mean we have to be disagreeable," Sharpton told the Associated Press.
Anxious to have a positive dialogue, do you think that Rev. Al's move is a step forward in the right direction? Or is the MSNBC talking head coming off as hypocritical?