Stop Murder Music

Stop Murder Music is a campaign to oppose Caribbean artists that produce music with lyrics alleged to glorify murder of homosexual men.[1][2][3] The campaign was mainly against Jamaican musicians, primarily dancehall and ragga artists such as Buju Banton, Bounty Killer, and the Bobo Ashanti Rastafarians Sizzla and Capleton.[4]

The campaign accuses these artists of promoting violence against LGBT people through the lyrics in their music and attempts to stop this. Stop Murder Music is jointly run by OutRage!, the Black Gay Men's Advisory Group, and J-Flag.[5] The term was coined by British gay rights activist Peter Tatchell in the mid-1990s.

Reggae Compassionate Act

The Jamaican dancehall group T.O.K. were among several artists who refused to sign the Reggae Compassionate Act.

The Reggae Compassionate Act was an agreement[further explanation needed] signed in 2007 by artists including Beenie Man, Capleton, and Sizzla.[6][7] It has now been somewhat discredited as some artists have felt it was badly worded,[8] while others have denied signing it.[9] Others (including Elephant Man, T.O.K., Bounty Killa, and Vybz Kartel) have simply refused to sign it.[10]