We have all heard this story too many times, but hopefully, given the millions who watched this wonderful BET biopic, we can look at the Top 10 Music Business Things we learn from the New Edition Story:
I’ve spent the past few years tirelessly writing about the music industry’s deplorable portrayal of Black people. I’ve verbally attacked record companies, radio stations, TV networks, and executives who profit from Black death and dysfunction.
In the late 70’s, the term “Black Music” was slowly being replaced with “Urban Music”. Going further, Black Music Departments at various labels across the nation were renamed Urban Music Departments. The industry, focusing on profit over culture, reasoned that this name-change would make Black music easier to market to mainstream audiences.
Paul Porter, RapRehab.com founder and former B.E.T. program director made an appearance on Take No Prisoners Radio to spill the beans about what’s happening behind the scenes of the rap music industry