Holy War: Rap vs. Religion

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Reverend Calvin Butts vs. Everybody

Rev. Calvin O. Butts, pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, led a well-publicized campaign against explicit rap lyrics in 1993, highlighted by him literally driving a steamroller over CDs, videos and tapes from 2 Live Crew, Apache, Scarface and N.W.A.

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