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Interesting insight in how Rap City had the power to start a career.
Interesting how he didn't decide to speak out until his name began to be dragged through the mud. Did BET's larger cultural exploitation and degradation not bother him as much?
It seems to me that it did bother him, but that $400 a week filled the hole in his soul...
Exactly Spotless. You can't portray yourself as overly righteous when you were (and quite possibly still are) eating from tree of exploitation.
Is Steven Hill still at BET? Even if homeboy's self portrayal is missplaced, his statements don't have to be dismissed. Rap City at one point was a show that would promote artists that weren't necessarily "name brand" but who had skills. For that reason, the show had the respect of a lot of individuals (and apparently MTV producers). If Hill is the person responsible for its transformation to Minstrel Theatre, perhaps people can put pressure on BET to fire Hill...
While Hill is definitely still at BET, it's going to take an unparalleled public outcry to dethrone him. It's no secret that he is a puppet in Viacom's (the same parent company that brought us "Flavor of Love") machine. Major dollars are tied up in keeping BET as is.
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