( MORE) PROOF THAT JAY Z IS AN IDIOT

 

 

Once upon a time, hip hop was about moving the crowd.  MC’s were revered for their lyrical abilities.  Then in the nineties it became more about how much ice you could wear (at one time), what kind of cars you drove, and which designers you rocked.  In short,  it all started to go down the toilet.  There was a time when you couldn’t hear a rap song without the mention of Cristal champagne. It was the champagne of preference for the hip hop crowd up until 2006, when Jay Z called for a boycott of the champagne because of what he perceived as racist comments made by the companies representative regarding the detrimental lifestyle of rap and how it affects his brands image overall.  I believe other designer clothing brands voiced this same concern.

Anyway, Jay-Hov- ah, took to his soapbox, denouncing the champagne and pulling it from his 40/40 clubs.  However, Hov the Handler couldn’t see past the end of his nose.  According to this article, business boomed for Cristal, as other markets were able to purchase what wasn’t being sold in the United States.  According to general sales manager, Frederick Heidsieck, the only thing that brought down sales was the turn in the economy as consumers spent less to save money, two years after the boycott.  I guess even the rich were feeling the heat.  However, now folks are back to drinking the bubbly despite what a dunderhead like Hove the Handler says.   Another interesting note was that according to studies, only fifteen percent of Cristal’s consumers were African Americans which isn’t very many people.

I guess Hov really did think that he could be the downfall of a brand that’s been around since the 1800’s.  RME

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19 Responses to “( MORE) PROOF THAT JAY Z IS AN IDIOT”

  1. Brandy Toney Says:

    Well if anything, I don’t like the fact that “we” tend to support others who don’t support us. Although a small percentage, I still believe Jay did the right thing. I get sooo tired of goin to department stores that won’t speak to me, and “others” enter and are greeted wholehartedly. We gotta take a stand, no matter how small…. Now, I’ll walk straight out of a damn store and complain to management if I am mistreated, period. I won’t support restaurants, or venues that don’t give a damn about us. We gotta begin somewhere, God knows everyone else does.

  2. hi and thanks for commenting and reading. I understand where your coming from, but this man is ridiculous. To be honest, the whole bling hip hop lifestyle does nothing but promote materialism, violence and the idea of women being used as sexual objects….it contributes nothing positive and i would not want my brand associated with that either. I don’t know too many folks that can even afford to spend three hundred dollars a bottle on champagne, so who is he calling to boycott? he wants to boycott a company for being “racist” yet every other word in his lyrics are “n***a this, and n***a that” sorry i’m not buying it.

  3. Dirtygurl, thats exactly what I was thinking. He really has some nerves.

  4. I’ll go ahead and say it, TOMMY HILFIGER. Ok, so with that in mind, and all the flack he caught for what he said, and all the offence that was taken, he was dead on RIGHT. He wasn’t saying he didn’t like black people or hip hop or anything, he was expressing his concerns as a business man. He was saying he didn’t want his brand used in African American culture because he wanted it to be a lasting brand and not a fad. We can’t even get mad at that, beccause what happened? As soon as we got our hands on it, it blew up, then blew out. Brands that most blacks wear don’t last long. Tommy, Nautica, First Down, etc. These are all brands that have been struggling to remain relevant ever since we got a hold of them and wore them out.

    And don’t even get me started on the Black Owned brands that are still struggling to survive because why?…we turned it into a fad. Baby Phat, AppleBottoms, (brace yourselves) Dereon were all hot to def, top notch when they first came out, we baught it, spent WAY too much money for it, wore the hell out of it, and now only see hoodrats at the club sporting it. (Makes me soooooo glad Kimora got fired from baby Phat, she’s so much better than that.) I wouldn’t be caught dead in any of those brands because of the caliber of people associated with it.

    So, back to the topic, yeah, Lay-Z needs to shut up, take his millions, and sit down somewhere. was he really trying to get black people to boycott a drink half of nobody could afford to begin with? GTFOOH!!!!!

  5. What u said is so true. Something is hot for a minute then its not. Then, if u even talk about wearing it, ppl will look at u funny. For example, in chicago ppl will talk about u for wearing kswiss or shopping at rainbow. Its all silly pretty much.

    • what is wrong with my people, i remember in the 80’s we were all carrying loius vuitton bags, then i found a hobo bag in an upscale thrift store for like 15.00 so i copped it, and the girl i was with said that nobody carried louie anymore. i just shook my head, women have been carrying louis since when?? and you think that just because your little ghetto rat brigade doesn’t carry it anymore means that nobody carries it anymore RME

      as for kswiss…i;ll stand by the classics, along with my fave comfy sneaks KEDS

    • Thank you! I was kind of feeling like that might have been taken the wrong way 😉

      Shucks, K-Swiss might not be the 1st pick, but those are definitly classic kicks you can wear with pretty much anything.

      Anyone remember FUBU?! EPIC FASHION FAIL!!!!!

  6. […]     Once upon a time, hip hop was about moving the crowd.  MC's were revered for their lyrical abilities.  Then in the nineties it became more about how much ice you could wear (at one time), what kind of cars you drove, and which designers you rocked.  In short,  it all started to go down the toilet.  There was a time when you couldn't hear a rap song without the mention of Cristal champagne. It was the champagne of preference for the … Read More […]

  7. CAN WE TAKE IT BACK JUST A LITTLE BIT TO TROOP JACKETS/ALPHA SNEAKS/ TRIPLE FAT GOOSE COATS/ AND I’LL TAKE YOU EVEN FURTHER BACK TO NEW EDITION CAPS AND MEMBERS ONLY JACKETS, JELLIES???
    NOW STOP TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW OLD I AM

  8. Tommy Hilfiger was as racist as they come but rappers and tv stars wore his clothes like he was the secind coming. I love this site. 😀

    • CANDICE,
      WE LOVE HAVING YOU, AND WE LOVE HEARING ALL POINTS OF VIEW HERE.
      NOW I CAN’T SPEAK ON TH BEING RACIST OR ANYTHING ELSE, BUT I KNOW FOR CERTAIN THAT HE WASN’T TOO RACIST TO USE AALIYAH TO SELL HIS CLOTHES! I NEVER DID BUY THEM, AND I COULD NEVER FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS SO DAMN STAND OUT ABOUT THEM ANYWAY, THEY LOOKED LIKE ALL THE REST OF STUFF THAT WAS BIG AT THAT TIME, NATUICA, POLO, ETC

  9. Ms. Mizani Says:

    Yes Indeed!!! Dirtygurl, you just had to take it there, huh? You brought back so many memories and how much I enjoyed those days. My how time changes things so fast. Right before your eyes. I remember my imitation MJackson jacket, my treton tennis shoes, my “when Doves Cry” Prince hat. Plust a lot of things you named. No one could tell me nothing. And I do mean nothing!!!
    I remember the music bringings us all together, instead of dividing us and promoting self-hate. Even Queen Latifah and Mone Love were reminding black women that we were queens… Annndd, Men and women actually danced together… Believe me…JayZ is old enough to remember too because his old ass was apart of that generation while he was trying to get put on (in the business). Since being in the business he has met the ‘ who’s who’ in the business to make more money and he did right after he signed his life over in his own blood. This oath has him with a God-like complex. Which makes him feel like he can do anything his heart desires as long as he is loyal. No one called his wife the ‘The baddest Chick in da Game’, until his raggedy ass started that mess. He messed Kayne around for a few because he didn’t like him, I still wonder what made him sign what could be his biggest competition in ‘Pop Rap’. So it seemed like anythings this fool said. Ppl would quote it like a bible verse. He got all the attention his soul desired. JayZ wanted control and wanted to prove to his Masters that he can get control. Although, I’m not on Jay’s side of things…I will say this…I am always amazed at how many ppl at his concert just automatically throw up the pyramid sign. It’s like they are all on cue, knowing that at least one person in that crowd knows what that is all about. They might even know what Hovah really means and still repeat it a thousand times during the concert. It’s amazing and disheartening to see so many minds have been programmed to follow and accept anything that ‘THEY’ feed you.

  10. ms mizani,
    according to dame dash, jay didn’t want to sign kanye, he didn’t want to give him the rocafella chain, dame had to give him his chain as a front, then when kanye wanted to rap, jay wanted to keep him in the background as a producer,, this is called professional jealousy. not only could kanye produce likea mofo, but he can rap too, he just has a natural ability where as jay is a one trick pony, and jay knows this which is why he proclaimed himself HOV on a track that kanye produced. funny i think tupac must have had a fit when he heard his bonnie and clyde in the hands of the stupastic duo jay/bey

  11. Jayz could be jealous. Wonder if jay had his hands in the death of kanye’s mother. Wonder if kanye was hand picked by jay to be the jerk at the vma awards. He could want to break kanye down because he see him as competition. Maybe not.

  12. This man is sycho , sorry yo dirty illuminati money not gonna work with a bubbly drink u asswhole !!

  13. MsB. Haven Says:

    JayZ is just a fool who sold his soul for fame and fortune. I couldnt care less what he thinks about any product. Hell if he doesnt like it, I love it. For some reason I never was a fan of his…Maybe deep down I knew he was shady. And he looks so much like Joe Camel it is almost scary. And by the way I love the dunce pic.

    PS. I am not a hater at all and I cant knock anybody’s hustle. But I love God way too much to stroke Lucifer’s, excuse me, JayZ’s ego. I’ll leave that to Beyonce.

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