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Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on April 26, 2014
BET: Uncut was a television program that aired on BET. The music video program contained highly sexualized imagery. Because of its content, the show was rated TV-MA and accompanied by an on-air message stating that it is not suitable for children under the age of 17. The show aired on Wednesdays through Fridays at 3 a.m. EST. Though some of the videos were from well-known hip hop artists, most were from lesser-known artists, and the production value of the videos were often quite poor.
Its last episode aired on July 8, 2006 and was hosted by Jermaine Dupri.
While the videos are lightly censored, its content has been the focus of controversy. For example, MSNBC has reported that even some hip-hop artists such as Big Boi of Outkast thought the show was distasteful and could constitute soft porn.Likewise, individuals affiliated with historically black institutions such as Spelman College and Essence Magazine have publicly stated that the erotic imagery of the show falls outside of acceptable standards. Regardless, the show maintained a degree of popularity.
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on November 3, 2013
James Brown’s short-lived “Soul Train” style dance show that aired on WTBS in Atlanta from 1976-1978.
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on February 4, 2012
Western Electric Record #MG-202784 (1970)
“All of us are familiar with the sounds of foreign tongues. We enjoy hearing the rolling softness of French, for example, or the guttural strength of German. All of us also have heard the speech of the black American. But we rarely grant it the same consideration we extend automatically to the languages of other lands. The black dialect, as seen by the linguist, is the subject of this record…At a time when interracial communication and understanding are assuming enormous importance, this record hopes to help explain for listeners of all races what black dialect is and how it functions. The intent is, simply, information. The difficult goal is to let us all, as we talk with one another, hear with open ears.”
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on January 24, 2012