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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 Sep 2011

What’s The Leading Cause Of Poor Record Sales

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CD

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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21 Apr 2011

Blast Colt 45: New Media, Same Old Tricks

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Blast Colt 45: New Media, Same Old Tricks Why the media-watchdog group Industry Ears is firing back at a despicable new malt liquor campaign that it says targets our kids. By: Natalie Hopkinson | Posted: April 21, 2011 from TheRoot.com http://www.theroot.com/views/blast-colt-45-new-media-same-old-tricks Once upon a time, getting urban youths hooked on your product was a fairly straightforward affair: Hire a ...

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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

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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18 Mar 2011

Snoop’s Choice to Pimp Poison

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Snopp Dog's Choice to Pimp Poison Life is a series of choices. Colt 45, for decades has chosen to target minorities with it's poisonous low budget malt liqours. Without a whisper, low income bodies are fueled low income liquor. Colt's "Blast" is the latest 12% alcohol, with 'healthy" real fruit mix targeted for the low ...

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10 Mar 2011

Who’s Driving That Black Radio Slave Ship?

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Black Radio Disappearing

In my Southern Slave Voice: I'ssa been telling y'all for some quite sometime about those black radio slave ships loading up off the shores of Urban radio stations. Year after year, the ships have been taking some of the world's best communicators out to sea. One by one they have been picking up just about ...

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09 Mar 2011

Radio Daze: Fake Call to Premier Radio Networks

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Radio Daze This week’s parasha introduces a medium for distinguishing truth from falsehood. On the radio, where actors are hired to read scripts and pretend to be real people, things aren’t so simple. BY LIEL LEIBOVITZ | Feb 11, 2011 7:00 AM CREDIT: AlexLawrence/Flickr Last year, a young man called in to a radio station with a problem. He’d ...

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16 Nov 2010

The 360 Record Deal

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The Day Report: 360 Deals Are Today’s “Record Deals” By, Wendy Day from Rap Coalition (www.WendyDay.com) ShareThisGet Alerts I gotta state right upfront that I am biased against 360 Deals. I understand WHY they exist, I just find them unfairly oppressive in the label’s favor in an industry with a draconic history of jerking artists out of ...

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22 Oct 2010

Juan Williams and Free Speech: Give Me A Break

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Juan Williams and Free Speech: Give Me A Break The poor, disenchanted and people of color rarely get a minute on air to discuss the continual problems that the masses face. Fox News hired Williams for a reason. Networks pick their guest and analyst more for what they won't say. For 10 years Juan Williams has ...

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10 Oct 2010

Waka Flocka Flame: Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

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Waka Flocka Flame: Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Min. Paul Scott "All my brothers eatin' ...

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15 Aug 2010

The Best Radio Station in America

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The Best Radio Station in America We have arrived at point where radio has lost intended meaning. For decades, Radio was the connecting point for thousands of local communities and cities. Since the 1996 Telecomm Act, radio has turned into a corporate entity that identifies with stock holders instead of listeners. Gone are the days of ...

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