Friday, September 09, 2011

Beat Down Human Trafficking- Week #2

Here's another track from the album Beat Down Human Trafficking

We will be releasing a new song off the album each Friday so be sure to check back next week for more.  And if you like what you hear share it with your friends and help us raise awareness.

Beat Down Human Trafficking is a hip-hop album about modern day slavery. 

During a 10-month Fulbright grant in the Philippines in 2007 to study the NGO response to human trafficking, Justin Hakuta decided he wanted to do something other than write a research paper. Hakuta was spending his days interviewing survivors of forced prostitution, domestic slavery and forced labor and learning about the economic, cultural and political factors that allow trafficking to flourish. Wanting to find a personal, accessible way to insert trafficking into the mainstream consciousness, Hakuta started recording Beat Down in the Spring of 2007.

More to come!

The HTP Team


  1. Interesting let humanity care for each other and stop this scourge.

  2. Romania is a mafia state with not working administration governed by organized crime.

    Human trafficking in Romania is a state policy and a modern retail which feed corruption and organized crime. Organized crime is constantly looking for legitimate business that could be used as a cover.Behind such companies, actually hiding network specializing in recruitment of girls who end up prostitute.
    These companies are used as a mask, to support illegal activities, to wash the money, but also because leaders mobs to be seen as successful entrepreneurs.
    Besides these companies, strongly related with them, in the town of Curtea de Arges (Romania) exist more mafia groups(indestructible mafia groups) which with the complicity of local taxi drivers, recruit, transport, and place girls to practice prostitution, girls which later are trafficked external.
    According to data held by the Italian authorities in Roma: 85% of prostitutes in Rome are romanian woman. In Milano: eight of ten prostitutes which practice “job” in Milano are romanian woman including Ioana Visan, Berlusconi's hooker from Curtea de Arges (Curtea de Arges, pimps factory from Romania, manager: local corrupt police ) arrived in Italy by prostitution networks from Curtea de Arges
    Cars of the pimps from Curtea de Arges who recruit girls from prostitution and customers for them: B-14-WXH (prostitute-pimp who was married with Caroli Pici, said Loti, a member of a criminal gang George Nan by world involved in human trafficking, kidnappings, usury and murders, thefts from apartments, and car thefts, and that on the June 20, 2004 abducted and kidnapped Anna Maria Valdata, the italian wife of a tycoon for which demanded a ransom of 1 million euros ) and B-34-TND (pimp - one of the mob leaders from Curtea de Arges)
    About the pimp Caroli Pici, nick Loti and local corrupt police: Denmark, Romania is the country with the most prostitutes and according to Europol, Eurojust, The Times, CNN, the first exporter of prostitution in Europe is Romania.
    Police mafia-underworld
    Mafia groups in Romania are "monitored" for nearly 20 years. Police chiefs the long investigations, sent in prison some between pawns of sacrifice indicate by the underworld, in this way mafia groups unfolding-and in continuation criminal activity.
    Everything, seasoned with a few masked which, below the cameras, will break the door, will seize the swords and guns ball, clubs and other trifles from those established as victims.

    German Bundestag: "Corruption in Romania is a worrying problem. It's not a sporadic apparition is a systematic phenomenon.”.
    El Pais about Romania: corrupt and without money.
    La Croix: Romania, the most corrupt country in Europe.
    Tel Aviv: Corruption in Romania is a national disease.
    The Times: Romania is the first exporter of prostitution.
    Transparency International: In Romania, the atmosphere is filled with corruption
    Jan Marinus Wiersma: Romania still needs another 25 years to eradicate corruption
    Geert Wilders: Romania and Bulgaria should be excluded from the EU due to high corruption and irregularities which make them unsuitable as members of the EU.

  3. Anonymous7:26 PM

    Alex,,,,,,,,,,,maybe all what you say is real, but it hurts coz you talk so bad about my country.
    take it easy,,,,,,

  4. Anonymous7:30 PM

    Alex take it easy,,,,,,,,,,we have enough throwing mud ,,,,,,,how come you know so many things? are you an insidier?

  5. Anonymous10:10 PM

    No Alex, don't take it easy.

    In the USA, the land of the free and the home of the brave-- my home country--17,000 people are trafficked each year. I am utterly ashamed and shocked since learning about this. We must do whatever we can to fight human trafficking.

    Don't ever stop talking, Alex.