NYT gets into the mix, you bastids!

February 19th, 2007 by kevin

Yesterday’s Sunday Times Magazine features an article about the on-going DJ Drama drama:

“Drama and Cannon’s studio was not a bootlegging plant; [...] they were part of an alternative distribution system that the mainstream record industry uses to promote and market hip-hop artists. Drama and Cannon have in recent years been paid by the same companies that paid Kilgo to help arrest them.” — Hip-Hop Outlaw (Industry Version), Samantha M. Shapiro, The New York Times Magazine, February 18, 2007.

Why hasn’t anyone at the RIAA been fired over this yet?

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Boston Globe Op-Ed piece, 2/12/07

February 13th, 2007 by Andrew

This right here is an Op-Ed piece I wrote about the situation for the Boston Globe. It’s kind of playing catch-up at this point, mainly because the original version focused more 50/50 on Drama/Cannon & the 2 Boston guys. I wanted to use the “hoax” to more specifically point up the similarities in lack of corporate comprehension/benefit of the doubt, etc., between that case & the mixtape case.

As it is, the piece may feel a little L8 for those who are following the case, but I’m glad to have brought it to the attention of part of the populace who might not otherwise have been paying attention. Hope you like it.

Andrew Graham

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