Al Sharpton's Cash Money Book Deal Receives Criticism

A former associate of Al Sharpton fires off an unfavorable letter regarding the civil rights activist.

The Reverend Al Sharpton signed a book deal under the Cash Money imprint back in late June and has since been receiving criticism.

Sharpton's forthcoming memoir, The Rejected Stone, tracks his progress from “personal evolution” to New York street activist to political candidate, civil rights spokesman and television host. Its collaboration with the Birdman empire was a shock to many especially after Sharpton's criticism of Lil Wayne's lyrics. Sharpton also met with PepsiCo and the family of Emmett Till when the YMCMB rapper’s offensive lyrics referenced Till and were framed in a sexual manner.

In a letter published on RapRehab.com, Carl Redding, a chef and former associate of Rev. Sharpton wrote an open letter to the Reverend calling for him to return the “blood money” he received from Cash Money after signing the deal.

"As one who has spent years publicly crusading against the harmful effect of misogynistic lyrics on our young people, it’s clear that your decision to cut a lucrative financial deal with those who propagate such destructive images in our community, is the latest example of your failed leadership," Redding wrote. "Dr. Martin Luther King, who you claim to emulate, is doing somersaults in his grave."

Redding also goes on to point out the hypocricy of the situation.

"Your decision to cooperate and do business with a record label that routinely calls black women outside of their name, is deeply problematic and begs the question: where is your commitment to the black community?"

YMCMB has received criticism over the last few years from many over the lyrics that come from their artists. Sharpton's most recent criticism of a YMCMB artist came recently when criticizing Lil Wayne's lyrics on Future's song "Karate Chop (Remix)" when he said "Beat that pussy up like Emmett Till." The Reject Stone is due out on October 8.

RELATED: Cash Money And Reverend Al Sharpton Agree To Book Deal

39 Comments

  • dentaldamboy

    I am officially retiring from internet trolling and going back to being Birdman's full-time sperm dumpster. DENTALDAMBOY IS DONE. Now as soon as I get my lips off So Icy Boi's tiny cock, he will be retiring as well. Yall can rejoice now!

  • Anonymous

    #RULETALK#FUCKFAME

  • LOLOLOLOLOLOL

    oh so its only fucked up when lil wayne calls a black woman a bitch, there's nothing wrong with calling any any other woman a bitch? as usual selective criticism and reverse racism...doesn't surprise me one bit

  • MIQVERSE

    I clearly don't know Al Sharpton personally but am I the only one who sees this guy as an opportunist? I don't think he really believes a lot of what he is always spewing about. He reminds me of a an ambulance chasing lawyer. Where ever there is controversy he will somehow interject himself.

  • Anonymous

    Al Sharpton is a whore. Not a pimp by any stretch.

  • HHFAN

    Al Sharpton = Rev. Rollo Goodlove

  • J Dirty

    I cant wait for the day Young Money falls off the fucking map....them fuckers are a Disgrace to rap music

  • wahhhhppppppppp

    Gucci Mane = realest rapper ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - T.I. snitch to the feds - Young Jeezy was never bmf - 50 Cent snitch and was never in jail but a youthcamp - Game was never a banger but lived the life of his brother in his lyrics - Nas Escobar never sold drugs - Ice Cube never was a gangbanger - Dr Dre never was a gangbanger - 2pac was a ballerina and never sold drugs after he become famous he was doing some stupid stuff like beating and shooting at people because he though he could get away with it. Without Suge Knight 2pac was just a skinny motherfucker. Oh and i like his music so fuck you. - Mobb deep are the biggiest pussies in rap they are short as midgets and keep talking this g shit but never did g shit.

    • Anonymous

      On January 4, 2011, A judge in the Superior Court of Georgias Fulton County ordered rapper Gucci Mane to a psychiatric hospital, according to court documents. The documents reveal that his lawyers filed a Special Plea of Mental Incompetency on Dec. 27 arguing that he is unable to go forward and/or intelligently participate in the probation revocation hearing.

    • QBN

      You forgot about fake drug dealer Rick Ross.. message is rappers are actors, as long as you have good lyrics & beats NO BODY CARES if you were a real "thug" or not. Just let it go man..

  • d-nucks

    The last "black leader" we had was Martin...the rest of them are jokes....why you think Al and jesse are still alive...cause the powers that be KNOW THAT THEY ARE NOT A THREAT......

  • Anonymous

    Al sharpton is an evil dude! He cares aboiut money and fame, not African Americans. Just look up Tawana Brawley...... and listen to Carter 3, Wayne clowns on this fake nigga!

  • Anonymous

    this is so wack. who cares. let them get their fuckin money. criticizing people, even after they change makes that same criticism meaningless. That carl redding asshole is even worse, cause he's tryin to get recognition from something so fuckin petty. Lil wayne says one line, and somehow that represents everything about everyone in that business? Give me a break, you're gonna tell that dude agrees w/ everything everyone on MSNBC says? gtfoh

  • Anonymous

    Sharptons a dumb ass. Aligning himself with those pieces of shit. What a joke.

  • Al Sharpton

    soy un mayate

  • cae18067823

    NO ONE GIVES A FUCK ABOUT WHAT THIS BLACK WOMANS GOT TO SAY, IT A MANS WORLD

  • Art Brooks

    Good choice Sharpton.

  • Ja Rule Army [Top Troll Gang]

    Yo dentaldamboy You'll always be my bitch

  • Eunice D. Reynolds

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  • Bobyahed2dis

    As a longtime friend of weezy's, I can say these two have made amends. Yolo! Haters Gon Hate

  • Higger Nater

    Sharpton is a genital wart on the huge cock on african american society

    • Anonymous

      who in the fuck told you that you can decide anything for the African American "society"? Fucking slavemaster wanna be lol... "Hey African Americans, I'm only letting you know whats good for you." STFU and mind your f-ing business cpl craccka!!!

  • Don Dutch

    All you negroes should know that sharpton doesnt give a fuck about any of you. The more spotlight he gets, the more money he makes. This uncle tom is playing all of us.

  • sumtingwong

    this reminds me of the boondocks bet episode where the "reverend" gets a job with bet after protesting with huey lol shit is dead black leaders are a joke

  • TM's Father

    Can you cut us a check, Sharpie? I'm guessing my tears are worth at least $250,000.

  • Malcolm X's Ghost

    How come you call yourself black and you wear a fucking perm

  • dentaldamboy

    Those haters of the deal are hater of Sharpton and YMCMB in general. Haters gonna hate.

  • why

    wtf in lil wayne's "misunderstood" he has a fuckin 10 minute speech about why he hates sharpton?!

  • Anonymous

    wow! surprise, surprise

  • Fraud

    Everyone knows Sharpton is a capitalist.

    • Jacc

      http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.6953/title.al-sharpton-shook-down-dr-dre-for-half-a-million Read this. It says a lot about Al Sharpton's punk ass

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