Ok. Well its not illegal, but I had to get your attention some how.
Technically, only Athletes are "forbidden" from endorsing alcohol in commercials on television. But, have you seen a Nascar race recently??!??!?!
And besides, while rappers are influential, they are not athletes.
I think that it is only a matter of time till congress makes it illegal for rappers to endorse beer on tv.
Isn't it crazy how Jay's actions constitute a media event!?!?!?!?! What is the distinction between him being in a Heiniken Ad and endorsing Champagne?
Rizoh had some interesting things to say at The Rap Up about "The New Negro Drink".
Anyhow, I'm not a "big drinker", and I ain't about to start just because Jay-Z said "Gold Bottles" is that next shit. If demand for this illogically exorbitant brew has truly tripled based on Jay's video alone, it just goes to show how counterproductive our community has become. It's a sad day in hip-hop when we allow ourselves to be subdued by the same tentacles we've been trying to bolt from. The new negro drink should be coffee, if you ask me, because we could really use a wake-up call.TaMere Enslip over at the Hip Hop Game done went and did research-- he called the champagne companies and everything, to confirm weather Jay has an investment in Armand de Brignac.
In the press release, the company makes sure they say "This is not a case of product placement, as Armand de Brignac and Jay Z have not entered into an agreement, sponsorship or otherwise. I am not sure this is true. But it is very suspect. Only two days after the video airs, the allready issue a press release....=================
Wow. This fool, Ziad Cattan, just said, on 60 Minutes, that nobody will arrest me. They will just kill me.
Ziad Cattan was in charge of military procurement at a time when the ministry of defense went on a $1.2 billion buying spree. Allawi estimates that $750 to $800 million of that money was stolen. Judge Radhi al-Radhi, head of Iraq's Commission on Public Integrity, which investigates official corruption, tells Kroft that a lot of the money that wasn't stolen was spent on outdated, useless equipment.
Um. Short post tonight. Middle of the semester. I got something cooking about Harlem though.