Tuesday, February 20, 2018
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! TALIB KWELI RIOT ROOM SHOW CANCELED AMID KANSAS CITY ANTIFA PROTEST TARGETING NAZI METAL!!! HIP-HOP FEAR PERSISTS IN WESTPORT!!!
Groundbreaking, beloved and controversial hip-hop entertainer Talib Kweli recently canceled his upcoming show in Westport amid intense political culture war debate.
To wit . . .
THE WESTPORT RIOT ROOM RAP ARTIST TALIB KWELI SHOW IS KAPUT!!!
The controversy started with a musical beef . . . Norwegian black metal vets TAAKE recently announced a North American tour that also included the Riot Room. Antifa forces across the nation and in Kansas City quickly challenged venues and performers to cancel any shows even remotely connected with the metal group that has consistently denied racism yet still performs songs with lyrics that many describe as vehemently anti-Muslim.
The allegations of Nazism primarily arise from the band’s one continuous member, Hoest, performing with a swastika painted on his chest in 2007.
Via social media, the Riot Room was hounded on the topic of the TAAKE show and thanks to TKC TIPSTERS here's a money quote that seems to typify the objections to the group.
"If you don't draw the line right at Nazis, you are what is commonly known as a f*cking apologist piece of shit. Be like Talib. Tell the Riot Room in kc "do not allow Taake to play there!" The last thing Midtown needs is for the Riot Room to be drawing Nazis into the area to attack women, lgbt, and black and brown people..."
Note: The Kansas City ANTIFA protest against the Riot Room is just ramping up with an upcoming phone bank campaign and increased pressure on upcoming acts.
Amid disappointment from fans upon news of the rap concert cancellation, Talib Kweli attempted to put the KC controversy in perspective via Twitter . . .
But the story doesn't end here . . .
The bigger picture is that crowd control in Westport has been a divisive topic as City Hall recently moved to help bar owners privatize streets.
Moreover . . .
This weekend an underground hip-hop show in Kansas City, Kansas was the scene of 8 people shot and one homicide.
For the past few years . . .
Westport biz community leadership has openly argued against hip-hop/rap while connecting the music and its fans with increasing entertainment district violence.
There's no word yet if the TAAKE Riot Room show will continue but the loss of a far more important and popular act like Talib Kweli has already disappointed music fans across the metro and once again offers a view of Westport as Kansas City's oldest party place that still struggles to safely entertain diverse crowds.
Developing . . .