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[Music News] Concert on Highway, Charity or Stunt?

In probably one of the most interesting stories recently,  the hip-hop group Imperial Stars stopped their band's U-Haul in the middle of the 101 Freeway in L.A. on Tuesday morning at 10:30 AM effectively blocking traffic while they performed a song "Traffic Jam 101" to raise awareness for child homelessness in the United States.  Keith Yackey, the lead singer told a reporter, "We were thinking we needed to do something big to grab the attention of the American people to this cause of the 1.5 million homeless children." The hip-hop group angered a lot of motorists including one commentator on a story that said, "My lovely friend flunked a final nursing test after missing it while sitting in this jam. There was a strict no-make-up policy."  A lot of other comments expressed complaints about the safety and security risks that this band took and some questioned whether this was just a publicity stunt. The three band members performed on top of their truck and were arrested by the police. They were released Wednesday morning on a $10,000 bond.    Here's a video captured on youtube of the scene: For more info, go to the Orange County Register's article.  What are your thoughts?  Do you think that it's OK for bands to perform things like this to increase awareness of issues?  Do you think this was a publicity stunt or that they were genuinely concerned with raising awareness of child homelessness?

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