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  • [04/03/06] AJ Calloway Blasts BET Music Videos

    A.J. Calloway co-hosted BET's "106 & Park" for five years with Free, whose given name is Marie Wright. Both left the show in July. The former co-host of BET's popular 106 & Park video countdown show blasted this week what he called the destructive messages of many of the show's most popular music videos.

    A.J. Calloway co-hosted the show for five years with Free, whose given name is Marie Wright. Both left the show in July.

    "I couldn't watch my own show with my niece on my lap," Calloway told an audience Wednesday at South Carolina State University as part of the "Black Student Today" panel. The discussion focused on the impact of hip-hop music.

    "Pick your five favorite songs," Calloway said. "Write down every word that's in your favorite songs. Read it back to yourself and think about what that has put into your head.

    "Understand internally what you're taking into your soul and into your system. Really look at it. You might say it doesn't do anything, but I'm telling you it does."

    Calloway has said that he left because he was only offered a brief extension at the end of his contract. But BET executive Stephen Hill said then that he was surprised Calloway decided to leave the popular show.

    Calloway told the university audience he had vowed that after facing racism growing up in New Jersey he would "never do anything against my race."

    "I felt like I was hurting us by doing what I was doing," he said.

    He said the messages in some hip-hop music serve as a distraction to the challenges facing blacks.

    "We're so lost in the music, we don't understand the reality of what's happening day-to-day in our lives," he said. "All those institutions that are out to bring down (blacks) don't have to work any more because we're doing it to ourselves. ... They're laughing at us."

    source: www.rapstation.com
    Now let the night be dark for all of me.
    Let the night be too dark for me to see
    Into the future. Let what will be, be.'

  • #2
    lol @ Marie

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    • #3
      this is nuthin but sour grapes..i'd compare his actions to that of isaac hayes and the whole south park situation...this n!gga didn't have any problems "hurting" our community...for 5 yrs. but the minute he had contract issues..and things weren't going his way...he wants to go back to addressing challenges facing blacks?...lol....yea right aj.

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      • #4
        wow, if it's not 50 it's AJ opening his fat trap
        "The glock stay on me and the knife's for backup, I'm comin to the Vibe Awards, I dare you to act up!"- Young Buck

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        • #5
          i agree completely with shady2003... ppl can talk all they want about ritcheousness (def botched up that spelling) but the truth is every man has his price... and he kept quiet for 5 fuckin years while he was living lovely off this so called shit thats "hurting us"
          Da 'Cuse is in da house!!!!!!!

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          • #6
            so he was crying fake tears on his last episode? lol

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            • #7
              this is a bitch move (along with isaac hayes) but in a sense he and Bill Cosby are right in wanting to spread a positive message, though he is wrong about music being the problem. It's the individual his/herself; music/tv/movies don't make you do shit, it's your own weak mind and peer pressure. Only blacks can better blacks.
              Last edited by ethan20; 04-05-2006, 10:56 AM.
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              • #8
                People always make up their mind late after shit has run its course. It's quite funny.

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                • #9
                  LMFAO... and this cat was cryin' like a little ho on his last episode of 106. he should keep his Predator-lookin' ass quiet. little hypocritical oreo was there for 5 damn years and had no problem with hosting these destructive videos!
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                  • #10
                    did he host it for that long? damn

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ethan20
                      though he is wrong about music being the problem. It's the individual his/herself; music/tv/movies don't make you do shit
                      they say music can alter moods and talk to you/
                      well can it load a gun up for you, and cock it to?//

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                      • #12
                        Shit sway's tellin the truth, if u don't agree u must not be black. Coz today's rap has no fucken essence, its not artistic @ all, that's mainly thanx to the south. I'm the biggest hip hop head I know and I never thought they'd come a time when I thought rap would be bad for kids but todays shit is jus that, sum shit. Jus like little brother said, rap is a menstrel show, and its sad.
                        Who woulda known that jesus would come to the ghetto
                        On that level,
                        And that thorough, like a black hero
                        And pack metal, so rap rebels will back pedal
                        The rap pharoahe,
                        Of five boroughs
                        Rakim

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                        • #13
                          he was just doing what he had to do to get money and im sure he enjoyed his job as well...but overtime he probably just got sick of all the bullshit they play, sick of the overall message and when he was given the choice to continue or leave, he just upped and left. I guess he wouldnt want to leave them hanging so he didnt leave any earlier, good for him...most BET shit is trash imo.

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                          • #14
                            LOL @ Predator-lookin' ass

                            Funny how AJ is under the impression that his opinion still matters. Not that he's wrong necessarily. It's just that no one cares.
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                            • #15
                              He's not getting anymore dough now.That's why he's "mad".About the south thing,not everything from the south is bad.
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