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03 May 2013

Mountain dumps Lil Wayne

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By Paul Porter You heard it here first! RapRehab has confirmed that Mountain Dew has ended there relationship with Lil Wayne. Lil Wayne came under scrutiny for his controversial lyrics in February.The rapper pledged earlier this week to never perform the lyric from Future's "Karate Chop" remix where he said he'd "Beat the p---y up like ...

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31 Mar 2013

Radio Station Pulls Rick Ross and Lil Wayne from Rotation

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The questions have been asked, Is Hip Hop Music Destroying America, Is Hip Hop A Threat To Our Children or Should Rappers Be Accountable For Their Lyrics? You be the judge. Earlier this year the song “Karate Chop” leaked online featuring rapper Lil Wayne. He raps, “Bout to put rims on my skateboard ...

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10 Oct 2012

7 Reasons Why I Did Not Watch The BET Buffoonery Awards

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By Paul Porter #1 Black America has unfortunately fell victim to a commercial brand of Hip Hop that has replaced lyricists with the lyrically challenged. #2 Rick Ross and his man boobs. His exposed tattooed, bloated stomach. His exposed sweaty underwear. And the droopy pants are played for a grown ass man. Wearing that fur coat like ...

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11 Sep 2012

UnSung, UnShaken, And UnCompensated: The Plight of The African American Musicians

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I will be moderating the following panel session at the Congressional Black Caucus It is undeniable that music has been a bedrock component of African American culture. African Americans have excelled at creating and performing popular forms and styles of music, and these contributions are deeply woven into our nation’s rich musical history. Currently, African American consumers and households are ...

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27 Jun 2012

Radio One CEO on Profit Over Content

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Radio One CEO Alfred Liggins at the National Action Network Convention Licensed to serve the community. CEO admits that money is the true motivation.

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27 Jun 2012

Three Years After Michael Jackson’s Death, What Have We Learned?

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Drugs as the white elephant Three years after Micheal Jackson’s death, what have we learned? BY JAMES L. WALKER, JR @jameslwalkeresq ATLANTA – This week marks the third anniversary of the death of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. On June 25, 2009, the legendary entertainer was found unconscious at his home and rushed to a hospital where he later ...

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10 Sep 2011

What’s The Leading Cause Of Poor Record Sales

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What's The Leading Cause Of Poor Record Sales? By Rizoh HoustonPress.com ​Last week, the music world laughed up a hiccup as Lil Wayne pranced around the VMA stage in nut-suffocating, Le Tigre-inspired jeggings. While that performance affirmed that Wayne is no fashion guru, his chart performance a week later reminded us that he's very good at something else-selling ...

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03 Jul 2011

This pop-porn will ruin a whole generation

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By Mike Stocke The recent final of Britain’s Got Talent was broadcast on a Saturday evening, featured two finalists who were 11 and 12 years old, and was watched by millions of children of about the same age or even younger. Yet the producers still thought it appropriate that the guest-star Nicole Scherzinger, formerly of the ...

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03 Jun 2011

The Truth on BET, Rihanna and the deal cut for BET Awards

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While BET and Rihanna are defending the "Man Down" video. The facts regarding BET's Standards and Practices are clear that the goal post have moved simply to secure BET Award show talent. Facts: BET did not play Rihanna's Russian Roulette or S&M videos. BET Standards and Practices did not view "Man Down" before the BET ...

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01 Jun 2011

Rihanna’s “Man Down” Video: Dead Wrong

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Rihanna 'Man Down' Video Draws Fire for Murdering Abuser The Parents Television Council is condemning Rihanna's latest music video, saying it depicts the singer in an "implied rape scene with a man whom she later guns down in an act of premeditated murder." The opening scene of the singer's "Man Down" music video shows her ...

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20 Apr 2011

Colt 45 makers under fire over new flavored booze

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New York (CNN) -- The makers of Colt 45 malt liquor have stirred up a controversy with their new beverage that some fear will encourage kids to drink. Blast is a fruity new blend boasting twice the alcohol as Pabst Brewing Co.'s original malt liquor. The drink in a colorful 23.5-ounce can resembles soda pop but has ...

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12 Apr 2011

Talib Kweili Says No to Colt 45 Sponsors

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Talib Kweili Says No to "Blast" by Colt 45 After alerting Talib Kweili, yesterday via Twitter that Blast by Colt 45, was a sponsor of his Lawrence, Kansas tour date, Kweili quickly responded today via his Twitter account: @RealTalibKweli Talib Kweli Greene So on 4-20 I will be at the Granada in Lawrence Kansas but Colt45 is ...

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