Daily Archives: October 3, 2009

Media Questions Of The Week

1. Why did the videotaped beating death of Derrion Albert cause a response from citizens, lawmakers and Nas when senseless death happens in all cities and videotaped violence is posted daily on the internet?

2. What did Whoopi Goldberg mean by saying that Roman Polanski’s violation of a 13-year old girl was not “rape rape?” It was illegal for then forty-four year old Polanksi to have sex with the intoxicated girl.

3. How will Black women feel about their hair after watching Chris Rock’s new movie ‘Good Hair?”

4.If Michael Jackson was healthy why hasn’t Dr.Murray been arrested?

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Tremedia Statement On Behalf Of Kandi Burruss On The Death Of Ashley “AJ” Jewell

As has been reported, Ashley Jewell, 34, was killed in Atlanta last night. AJ, as he is known to many and Grammy award winning songwriter, Kandi Burruss of Real House Wives of Atlanta and formerly of platinum recording group Xscape, were engaged to be married. Kandi is devastated as she is also mourning the death of her uncle, Ralph Leslie, and is attending his funeral today. She has no statement to make at this time and asks for privacy. There are no final details on the death of AJ.
For further information please contact TreMedia: Tresa Sanders @ 770 679 0361 or via email at [email protected]

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R.I.P. Mr. Magic


Mr. Magic hosted the first hip-hop show on a major radio station with Marley Marl as his assistant starting in 1983 on New York City’s WBLS. His radio show was a sign of hip-hop’s beginning ascension to dominate pop culture in the following years. Mr. Magic’s Rap Attack was an inspiration to several hip-hoppers including Whodini who used their song “Magic Wand” as a tribute and promotional tool for him. Tupac, Biggie and Nas referenced him on their songs “Thug Style,” “R U Still Down (Remember Me)” “Old School,” “Juicy” and “Halftime.” Magic was last heard on the video game ‘Grand Theft Auto: Vice City’ as a DJ on the mythical ‘Wildstyle Pirate Radio. Unfortunately Magic government name John Rivas died yesterday of a heart attack. Check two interviews he did in 1995 with HipHopmusic.com and the interview Dan Charnas did with him in 2007 for his upcoming book “The Big Payback: The History Of The Business of Hip-Hop.

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