Sunday, December 31, 2006
Stuck Mojo based in Atlanta, GA, stirred mass controversy earlier this month with the release of a video for the anti-Jihadist-themed song, 'Open Season', from their latest release entitled Southern Born Killers. Immediately after the video’s release via YouTube, the track skyrocketed into the “Most Viewed” video charts on the service. That is where the controversy began.
Upon seeing the popularity of the video, administrators at YouTube apparently blocked the video from appearing in the “Most Viewed” listings despite the viewing statistics warranting its inclusion in the Top 20. When word of this hit the conservative blogosphere, the fire was lit and support for the video, song and Stuck Mojo took off. Band leader and guitarist, Rich Ward, even appeared as a guest on Fox News’ “The Big Story with John Gibson” to discuss the video and band’s pro-American stance.
As a band that pioneered the mixture of heavy music with a rapper as a front man, Stuck Mojo has never shied away from being different. When you add into the mix that the band’s lyrics have a track record of being unapologetically conservative, it’s plain to see why controversy has always been close behind. With their strong support for the American armed forces, the generally liberal music media (and most fans) are now attacking the band with purpose; even going as far as to call the band racists despite the facts that the lead singer is black and, last time we checked, “Jihadist” isn’t a race!
This latest hypocrisy is too much, though, to let just slip by. The widely popular web site, iFilm.com, recently banned the video for 'Open Season' despite it having received many positive comments as well as overwhelming support from military personnel and others around the globe. Meanwhile, another music video, created by Jihadists themselves, showing the graphic murder of American soldiers remains available for viewing on the video service! It’s a double standard that is sick on every level.
You be the judge. At the bottom of this message are several links where you can view everything for yourself. We encourage you to read the lyrics to 'Open Season' and then check out the video. Then take a look at the disgusting murder of our soldiers that iFilm continues to support and you’ll see why we are livid. iFilm’s practices should be brought to the attention of their sponsors at a minimum. We are in a time of escalating global conflict and, in Stuck Mojo’s opinion, this company is acting clearly irresponsibly with their support of these murderers.
Find out more. Please take a moment to see exactly what is going on. And please, help the band spread the word about the blatant hypocrisy of iFilm and others who wish to silence the anti-Jihadist message of 'Open Season' and anyone else who recognizes that the enemy we face is real and not encumbered by political correctness as we are. Pass along this message and the links below.
Thank you. Sincerely, Stuck Mojo
Stuck Mojo Web Site: www.StuckMojo.us
(At this site you may also download the entire new album for free!)
Lyrics for 'Open Season': www.stuckmojomedia.com/sbk-lyrics.html#open
'Open Season' video on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymLJz3N8ayI
Stuck Mojo Discussion Forum: www.dukerocks.com/phpBB2
Discussions about 'Open Season' thread: www.dukerocks.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3093
WARNING: The Jihadist-produced video, “Mumia Abu-Jamal -- Spoils of War,” on iFilm (linked below) is very graphic and very disturbing. We provide a link only as proof of the pro-Jihadist stance that iFilm has taken in this issue.)
Jihadist video “Mumia Abu-Jamal -- Spoils of War” on iFilm: www.ifilm.com/video/2708006
update:Looks like the Mumia film has been removed, so feel free to disregard that link. I have had a cursory look for it, but not a very strenuous one. I'm not really into providing air time for pro-jihadi propaganda.
Apologies for the dodgy link.
And courtesy of Grimmy, you can see the Open Season CAIR remix: >here.