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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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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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27 Jun 2012

Cheif Keef & Interscope Records: The Gangsters of Gangsta Rap

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By Paul Porter @IndustryEars It would be easy this time to point the finger at Interscope's newly signed rapper Chief Keef. The 17-year-old from the mean streets of Chicago, raps about: gangs, guns, drugs and violence – all the typical ingredient's for today’s rap songs. But Chief Keef is really living what he’s rapping, last December he was under ...

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20 Jan 2011

Exposin’ the Hip Hop Hood Hoax

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Exposin' the Hip Hop Hood Hoax TRUTH Minista Paul Scott "Mental pictures, stereotypes and fake history reinforces mystery." ...

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14 Jan 2011

Strip Clubs: Launch Pads For Hits In Atlanta

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FROM NPR - All Things Considered "How do you feel about strip clubs?" That was their opening line. My colleagues Sara Sarasohn and Zoe Chace wanted to know if I’d be willing to go to Atlanta to report on how hip-hop records are broken, or launched, in strip clubs. Truth is, I'd never been to ...

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16 Mar 2010

BET CEO Promises Positive Images for Black Women

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BET's Debra Lee seeks to improve black women's images with leadership talks By Krissah Thompson Washington Post   Bonnie McDaniel refused to let her now 24-year-old daughter watch Black Entertainment Television growing up. She hated the oversexed, booty-shaking music videos. She thought the programming objectified black women. She would bad-mouth the network with her girlfriends. This week, the author and entrepreneur ...

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01 Mar 2010

Do You Really Support Recording Artist?

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During Grammy week, more than 20 artists signed a statement encouraging Congress to pass the controversial Performance Rights Act (PRA), a bill that would require radio to pay royalties to musicians for playing their songs. Artists who signed the statement during Grammy Week included Tre Cool, Mike Dirnt and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, ...

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01 Feb 2010

BET Telethon for Haiti airs Friday

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BET Networks will present celebrity concert and telethon for Haitian relief on Feb. 5 (January 28, 2010) BET Networks, a division of Viacom will present a nationally televised concert and celebrity telethon aimed at several organizations providing immediate relief in Haiti, including Yele Haiti, CARE, Project Medishare and Children's Safe Drinking Water. The two hour ...

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22 Nov 2009

How The South Destroyed Hip Hop

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How the South Destroyed Rap: Time to Stop Hee Haw Hip Hop Paul Scott "All my brothas eatin' chicken and watermelon Talk broken English and drug sellin'" ...

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21 Oct 2009

Rihanna’s New “Suicide Song”

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Rihanna's "Suicide Song" Is Dead Wrong Although, Rihanna might be to young and naive to fully understand her star power, thousands of adults in broadcasting and media continue to turn away from today's youth dark climate. For over a decade the corporate machine has had our next generation with a bulls eye on its forehead. ...

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