July 30, 2014

All Hip Hop founder Chuck Creekmur Open Letter to Nicki Minaj

Perhaps the founder of All Hip Hop.com should familiarized himself with the phrase "chickens come home to roost." The consequences of doing wrong always catch up with the wrongdoer. Well in this case, the direction and negative objectification of women in Hip Hop that has undoubtedly been (and still is being...) promoted on the pages of Creekmur's website has affected someone close to him. In this case his daughter. So in other words, 'What comes around goes around." Others might say, Don't hate the player, hate the Game. We're sure Creekmur benefited greatly from the rap game. Where was his concern years ago when his daughter was less impressionable to the media images he continues to promote. All the while other people's daughters, sisters, and nieces consumed the images, lyrics, and portrayals he now finds unacceptable.

We found it interesting that this open letter to Nicki Minaj was not published on the AllHipHop.com website but this story was. One might say that's a little hypocritical, yes?

»Read the letter below:

July 29, 2014

Stephen A. Smith Suspended One Week from ESPN First Take

ESPN pretty much had to come down with some kind of discipline in wake of the controversy and firestorm that followed the comments Stephen A. Smith made in wake of the NFL's suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. He will be suspended for one week from First Take and his radio show on ESPN New York.

Read also:Stephen A. Smith Clears Up Statements on Domestic Violence and Apologizes

He will return next Wednesday. Smith did apologize for his comments, which were misguided from the start. However on the other hand; Doesn't ESPN pay Stephen A. Smith to voice his opinion no matter how off base it is? An apology we guess was not enough.

July 28, 2014

HGTV Host Egypt Sherrod's "3rd Annual Rising Media Stars Boot Camp"

HGTV Host Egypt Sherrod's "3rd Annual Rising Media Stars Boot Camp" Impacts Promising Teens With Behind The Scenes Day Of Shadowing At Award-Winning Television, Radio, Production and Digital Media Companies

Led by HGTV's "Property Virgins" host, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Egypt Sherrod, on Friday, July 25, 2014 The Egypt Cares Family Foundation presented the non-profit organization's highly anticipated "3rd Annual Rising Media Stars Boot Camp."

Stephen A. Smith Clears Up Statements on Domestic Violence and Apologizes

Stephen A. Smith, Ray Rice, and ESPN host Michelle Beadle
Stephen A. Smith offered the following taped apology on ESPN's First Take regarding statements he made concerning domestic violence in light of the suspension of NFL running back Ray Rice.

This is part of what he said, “On Friday, speaking right here on First Take on the subject of domestic violence, I made what can only amount to the most egregious error of my career,” Smith said in a taped segment at the top of the show in which he suggested that women provoke men into domestic violence.

“My words came across that it is somehow a woman’s fault,” he said. “This was not my intent. It is not what I was trying to say. Yet the failure to clearly articulate something different lies squarely on my shoulders.”

July 25, 2014

Michel Wright New Midday Host at Majic 102.3

Veteran Washington, D.C. radio host Michel Wright has taken over the  midday hosting chair at Radio One's Majic 102.3 (WMMJ) according to DCRTV. She hits the airwaves on Tuesday, July 29th. Michel was a long time host on 95.5 WPGC going all the way back to her days in the 90's when she co-hosted with Doug Gilmore.

She most recently was a part time host on 96.3 WHUR and was a frequent fill-in on The Frank Ski Show. Wright's hire makes the second full time hiring by a former part time WHUR staffer. Marc Clarke recently took over nights at Radio 103.9 in New York.

Michel Wright's tweet below confirms her move to Majic 102.3.

July 23, 2014

Marc Clarke's Great Interview with Marsha Ambrosius on Radio 103.9, New On-Air Staff Debuts

Marsha Ambrosius dropped by Radio 103.9 to talk with Marc Clarke about her recently released album, Friends and Lovers!  In the interview, Marsha reflects on the influence behind the songs on her second studio album. Marc, the night host of Hangin' Downtown, conducted an insightful and steamy interview that's very much fun to hear. In the interview, Marc tells Marsha that she is his first!

Media Personality Paigion Named Night Host at Z107.9

Kimberly "Paigion" Walker has been named the host of the 7-midnight show at Z107.9 (WENZ) Cleveland. She begins July 28. She also recently picked up the midday host position at 101.1 The Wiz in Cincinnati.

Paigion and her former BET 106 & Park co-host Shorty Da Prince have both recently been added to evening shifts at Radio One stations. Shorty recently took over night duties at 93.9 WKYS in Washington, D.C.

Both worked previously at Hot (102.7) 107.5 in Detroit and like his former TV co-host will do double duties for Radio One. Shorty holds down afternoons at Z107.9 followed by Paigion.

July 22, 2014

Clear Channel’s ‘On the Verge’ Program Made Iggy Azalea a Star

Iggy Azalea and T.I. at BET Awards
Black Artists for the most part are not On the Verge 

Iggy Azalea’s Fancy was one of the songs targeted for Clear Channel Radio’s “On the Verge” program, according to an article in The Washington Post. Once a song is chosen, it is required that each of Clear Channel’s 840 stations play the song at least 150 times. (We are sure that means if the song fits a particular format. That was not mentioned in The Post.) 

In the article, Tom Poleman, Clear Channel Radio’s president for national programming platforms explains how the program works. 

He says, “Everyone wants to lobby for it, but it’s purely [decided by] programmers. There’s no strategic formula for choosing the artist...

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