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Here's What's Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dr...
On January 27, 1991, at a record-release party for the rap duo Bytches With Problems in Hollywood, producer/rapper/then-N.W.A. member Dr. Dre brutally attacked Dee Barnes, the host of a well-known Fox show about hip-hop called Pump It Up! Dre was reportedly angry about a Pump It Up! segment hosted by Barnes that aired in November 1990. The report focused on N.W.A., and concluded with a clip of Ice Cube, who had recently left the group, insulting his former colleagues.
film  movies  music  straightouttacompton  drdre  icecube  deebarnes  hiphop  nwa  violence  misogyny  1990's  culture  gangstarap 
august 2015 by brendanmcfadden
The Target Shoots First
An NYU philosophy grad struggles to maintain artistic and personal integrity as a production manager for Columbia House.
vimeo  video  documentary  columbiahouse  music  1990's  thetargetshootsfirst  chriswilcha  film 
august 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Four Columbia House insiders explain the shady math behind “8 CDs for a penny” ·
Any music fan eager to bulk up their collection in the ’90s knew where to go to grab a ton of music on the cheap: Columbia House. Started in 1955 as a way for the record label Columbia to sell vinyl records via mail order, the club had continually adapted to and changed with the times, as new formats such as 8-tracks, cassettes, and CDs emerged and influenced how consumers listened to music.
theonion  onionavclub  music  columbiahouse  1990's  theavclub 
august 2015 by brendanmcfadden
The rise and fall of the Columbia House record club — and how we learned to stea...
On June 29, 2011, the last remnant of what was once Columbia House — the mightiest mail-order record club company that ever existed — quietly shuttered for good. Other defunct facets of the 20th-century music business have been properly eulogized, but it seems that nary a tear was shed for the record club. Perhaps no one noticed its demise. After all, by the end, Columbia House was no longer Columbia House; it had folded into its main competitor and become an online-only entity years before.
columbiahouse  music  1990's  bostonphoenix 
august 2015 by brendanmcfadden

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