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She Influential on the blk d

Couple of my west dons been through

yea all niggas say this

Trust me.

Nuff lies being told.

she went to St Charles her history is documented as dirty skeazer

same goes for that skeazer from di sugerbbs

Yeah but how many times do brihs drop that line ' Oh my boy pressed it.'

Shes a hoe. GREAT!. but if you aint told your kiss & tell story before she signed to the roc then boy! you are any

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Them stories aint going anywhere other than your respective ends.

:/ unless u fucked her now while she's with Harris then no ones gonna want that story before or after.

Dunno y u are doubting your people

it's not that deep.

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Come off your high horse mate, you aint shit.   Like debating on an online forum is beneath you or something    If you got something to say then say it and let it be discussed accordingly in line

Listen you f**king useless slave who gets paid on the 28th of every month.   I don't give a f**k who you work for I know dons on said station and they're humble as f**k so don't be coming on here th

it's goli   but who is that really   old angry man talkin about a cameo set 7 years ago   with his crusty black panther fist in the air and a tear in his eye   where's ur paycheck bra

 

 

 

 

 

She Influential on the blk d

Couple of my west dons been through

yea all niggas say this

Trust me.

Nuff lies being told.

she went to St Charles her history is documented as dirty skeazer

same goes for that skeazer from di sugerbbs

Yeah but how many times do brihs drop that line ' Oh my boy pressed it.'

Shes a hoe. GREAT!. but if you aint told your kiss & tell story before she signed to the roc then boy! you are any

maxwelld-2.4.2013.jpg

Them stories aint going anywhere other than your respective ends.

:/ unless u f*cked her now while she's with Harris then no ones gonna want that story before or after.

Dunno y u are doubting your people

it's not that deep.

 

o.......k

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The newspapers have been mocking this today

 

The BBC has been accused of producing “the saddest list in music history” after its black and urban music radio station 1Xtra produced a “power list” in which three out of the top four acts are white.

 

Topping the 1XtraPowerList – promoted by the BBC as naming the “most important UK artists in the black and urban music scene” – was Ed Sheeran, the white son of an art lecturer, who grew up in rural Framlingham, Suffolk, and whose music has combined elements of folk with hip-hop and grime.

The highest-placed black artist was rapper Tinie Tempah, who came third – behind second-placed Disclosure, the white brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, and just ahead of Sam Smith, the white son of a former City banker.

 

The list, offered by a radio station describing itself as “the UK’s leading black music station”, was condemned by the Grime artist Wiley, who was placed 16th out of 20. Calling it “the saddest list in music history”, Wiley, 35, whose hits include “Heatwave” and “Wearing My Rolex”, tweeted: “Not taking anything away from Ed. He is sick. But black artists in England, we are getting bumped... We influence a man and all of a sudden it turns he has influenced us.” He added: “England music industry is backwards.”

 

Wiley’s criticism follows claims that 1Xtra and other radio stations created to showcase black music were instead switching to playing mainstream hits. Kele Okereke, the frontman of the indie band Bloc Party, has criticised 1Xtra for axing the dancehall and RnB DJs Robbo Ranks and CJ Beatz because of “budget cuts”, while keeping more club-oriented presenters. In an article for the Vice website, he said: “The UK has an issue with racism that we are unwilling to address – it is reflected in negative attitudes towards black British music, but also towards black British culture in general.”

 

Black artists who did make the top 10 of the power list included Fuse ODG and Emeli Sande, picked by a panel of “industry experts” sifting through suggestions made by the station’s listeners. A BBC spokesman said: “Artists were considered on variables such as sales statistics, quality of music and impact across the wider industry – it is not about the colour of someone’s skin.”

 

 

 

Also worth a read as it was mentioned in the article.

 

http://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/blog/black-british-music-is-being-extinguished-kele-okereke

 

The amount of feelings some people catch in the comments section is unreal.  :lol:

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What the fuck

They cut robbo ranx?

He had so much listeners an international following.

Also whatever happened to young lion and dj kwame? Kwame jus disaappeared.

Edu still there tho?

Has pirate radio gta ramp up again? Is it even possible?

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The BBC has defended Radio 1Xtra's Power List, saying it's "committed to supporting new and developing artists".

The response follows criticism of the top 20, which set out to reflect the most important UK artists relevant to the 1Xtra audience, being topped by Ed Sheeran.

Grime MC Wiley is amongst those to have criticised the list.

The rapper, who was number 16 on the list, accused the music industry of being "backwards".

 

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He also wrote that black artists had been "bumped" and while he didn't actually mention Ed Sheeran's skin colour others on Twitter did.

The top five also included Rudimental, Sam Smith, Tinie Tempah and Disclosure.

 

_76251153_wiley_03.jpgWiley has 10 top 20 UK singles including Heatwave which went to number one in 2012

 

Austin Daboh BBC Radio 1Xtra's music manager said: "Every single day of the week, every single hour of the day we support black artists and other races that make black music sounds.

"I think that anyone who wants to bring race into the discussion is probably a little bit misguided."

Listeners helped vote for some of the names on the Power List, with the final order being chosen by DJs and music industry experts.

Sales, social network followers, radio plays and quality of music were just some of the criteria they voted on.

 

_76251147_f8046acc-adfe-458c-ab2a-6e3da8Wiley has posted more comments about the Power List on Twitter

 

In a statement 1Xtra said it continues to be committed to supporting new black and urban music.

Austin added: "The top 20 changed numerous times during the three and a half hours that we were locked in that room together.

"At one point there was debate about whether Tinie Tempah should be number one, there was talk about Emile Sande, should Lethal B [Lethal Bizzle] be higher up the list?"

 

_76251149_99c53af4-c97e-4eab-851a-dedb71Wiley wrote #Thisisnotarant following more comments about 1Xtra's Power List

 

Critics will ask what's the point of a having a specialist station where the top 5 on their power list can be heard so easily elsewhere?

But Austin said that without 1Xtra, those acts wouldn't make it to the other stations in the first place.

"Ed Sheeran's another example of who 1Xtra found, we helped nurture," he added.

"Maybe his journey onto eventually the Radio 1 playlist and other big playlists around the world might have been a little bit slower if it wasn't for 1Xtra's support."

 

 

 

streets not having it :lol:

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I can see grievance with ed, but lets be real there was nothing wrong with plan b winning the mobo. Wiley just hating on a successful white man. Maybe if he wasnt such a drama queen and didnt cause as much trouble when shit dont go his way with labels he would be higher up these lists. Guys just a bitter hater smh.

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So plan b aint a worthy winner, why not cos hes white?

And wiley doesnt make shit a lot harder for himself with his random outbursts/ leaking albums like a scorned bitch?

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If streets never came out with that statement he'd be out of a job.

 

And that right there is exactly why we won't get anywhere.

 

Don't use 'Urban' and black then make a list containing white people and send black Uncle Toms like streets to make stupid statements claiming this isn't about race when your company focuses on the fact you PLAY 'Urban' and 'black culture' music. Them and Capital Xtra absolutely disgust me so much I don't even listen to radio in this country anymore. US radio stations >>>>

 

Sh*t's disgusting over here.

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If streets never came out with that statement he'd be out of a job.

And that right there is exactly why we won't get anywhere.

Don't use 'Urban' and black then make a list containing white people and send black Uncle Toms like streets to make stupid statements claiming this isn't about race when your company focuses on the fact you PLAY 'Urban' and 'black culture' music. Them and Capital Xtra absolutely disgust me so much I don't even listen to radio in this country anymore. US radio stations >>>>

Sh*t's disgusting over here.

So if a white makes 'black music' to a very high standard and enjoys a considerable amount of commercial success, he/she shouldnt be considered for one of these lists?

Bit racist dont you think mate?

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"We influence a man and all of a sudden it turns he has influenced us lol" Nailed it right there.

The real

If you were to ask ed s who his top 10 artist are for musical influence ect I guarantee 8/9 outta 10 will be black.

So how da f are you ppl influencing us

Fuk outta here

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"We influence a man and all of a sudden it turns he has influenced us lol" Nailed it right there.

The real

If you were to ask ed s who his top 10 artist are for musical influence ect I guarantee 8/9 outta 10 will be black.

So how da f are you ppl influencing us

Fuk outta here

 

 

 

"We influence a man and all of a sudden it turns he has influenced us lol" Nailed it right there.

The real

If you were to ask ed s who his top 10 artist are for musical influence ect I guarantee 8/9 outta 10 will be black.

So how da f are you ppl influencing us

Fuk outta here

 

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If streets never came out with that statement he'd be out of a job.

 

And that right there is exactly why we won't get anywhere.

 

Don't use 'Urban' and black then make a list containing white people and send black Uncle Toms like streets to make stupid statements claiming this isn't about race when your company focuses on the fact you PLAY 'Urban' and 'black culture' music. Them and Capital Xtra absolutely disgust me so much I don't even listen to radio in this country anymore. US radio stations >>>>

 

Sh*t's disgusting over here.

 

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