Remember what black radio used to be? Black radio used to be the coolest thing in your life. It was the thrill of hearing that brand new Parliament single for the first time. It was commercials like this one... or this one.
Black radio was Donnie Simpson proclaiming that this guy was gonna be “the next Stevie Wonder.” (Didn’t turn out to be true, but “Mama Used To Say” was the bomb.)
Then, in the 21st Century, black radio sank to this:
“Smackfest” was banned a couple of years ago by the state of New York, and Hot 97 (WQHT-FM) was slapped with a quarter-million-dollar fine. But YouTube has plenty of old Smackfest vidclips, including multiple postings of the one above. Because the Man wants us to look bad, ya see...
(Hat-tip: The Assimilated Negro.)
By the way... do you wanna download some old blaxploitation commercials on MP3? Click here. They might not seem like much to be proud of. But compared to Smackfest, they were the Golden Age of Radio.