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    Jay Z ignores Cuban rapper wasting away in prison

    Jay Z ignores Cuban rapper wasting away in prison
    By Post Editorial BoardNovember 6, 2013 | 4:39am
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    Jay Z has been in the news of late because of his links to Barneys — the
    upscale department store chain that’s been accused, perhaps prematurely,
    of racial profiling after a New York customer who made a lawful purchase
    was stopped by police. It turns out this isn’t the only area where Jay Z
    finds himself accused of a double standard.
    Back in May we rapped the rapper after he and wife Beyoncé spent their
    fifth wedding anniversary in Cuba. There they extolled the Communist
    island while saying nothing about a local rapper, Angel Yunier Remon —
    better known as “El Critico del Arte” — who was jailed for doing exactly
    what Jay Z does in his music. Cuban friends tell us El Critico is now
    near death, in a hospital after 19 days on a hunger strike.
    “He asked that it be known that he’s committed to ‘freedom or death,’
    which is his take on the Cuban regime’s official mantra — ‘socialism,
    homeland or death,’?” says Mauricio Claver-Crone, executive director of
    the Washington-based Cuba Democracy Advocates.
    So how about it, Jay Z? How about doing a fellow rapper a solid and
    asking Raul Castro to free a man who’s dying in a Cuban prison for doing
    what you do every day?

    Source: “Jay Z ignores Cuban rapper wasting away in prison | New York
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