V100.7 Jams, #1 for hip hop and R&B, formerly known as the people’s station, ran out of programming for its “All Hip Hop Holiday” promotion. The official word is that V100 decided against only playing holiday music for the month of December because “It ain’t true to the spirit of the station, though we all love Christmas jams.” Anonymous sources, however, indicate the ill-conceived plan did not take into consideration the complete lack of hip hop Christmas material.

“Christmas in Hollis” by Run DMC is the standby Christmas song for hip hop listeners, but the lofty goal set by V100 was to showcase the limitless range of abilities and themes exhibited by hip hop artists. Unfortunately, this range does not normally extend to Christmas albums. In fact, only a handful of hip hop Christmas albums have ever been released, including Christmas Rap (1987), A Very Special Christmas (1987), Christmas on Death Row (1996), Gift Rap (2004), and Jim Jones - A Dipset Christmas (2006). Actually, A Very Special Christmas was not even a rap album—in fact, it’s a Special Olympics fundraiser featuring only Run DMC. And Gift Rap is as much gospel as true rap. Basically, V100 played the four albums with actual rap Christmas songs, and then the DJ panicked, since their library did not include any other Christmas rap jams, so he played the rest of the A Very Special Christmas album, and listeners were forced to listen to Christmas songs by U2 and Madonna (not THE Christmas Madonna, but the old slutty one).

The station manager pulled the plug halfway through “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by John Cougar Mellencamp, and the station’s rep was saved by a jam from Young Jeezy. Later, the DJ is quoted as saying, “If I worked at a country music channel, I’d have two Christmas albums from every hillbilly artist to choose from.” (This statement has been fact-checked, and is true.) Someday, more rap artists may follow the inspired lead of Jim Jones, who said, "I wanted to make a Christmas album for kids in the hood and shit like that.” Wow, more heartfelt words have never been spoken, Mr. Jones. For now, however, people who enjoy rap and like chillin at Christmas will have to listen to mostly oldies but goodies, which are, of course, still off the hook like Donald Rumsfeld.

Friday, May 25, 2007 8936
Former Waukesha County District Attorney and Wisconsin Attorney General race loser Paul Bucher recently referred wife and WTMJ-AM 620 conservative talk show host Jessica McBride to new Milwaukee DA John Chisholm for investigation and possible charges. In documents sought but not found by the Real Wisconsin News investigative reporting unit, Bucher alleges that McBride suffers from severe on-air lapses of originality, creativity, intelligence and insight, as well as, repetitive cases of bumble-itis and “I just think” isms.
Thursday, August 02, 2007 5838
Could a law professor lose his job for making fun of Hmong people? That’s the question UW-Madison officials will tackle soon, as the case of what a professor named Kaplan said about the Hmong during a lecture recently. The question isn’t whether or not his remarks were accurate, but whether or not he has the right to say them. Let’s put it right out there: he is accused of saying that Hmong men only know how to kill things and that their sons tend to be in gangs, or to be more accurate, we’ll quote the quote of an email quote: “’ Hmong men have no talent other than to kill,’" "’all-second generation Hmong end up in gangs and other criminal activity’" and "’all men purchase their wives, so if he wants to have sex with his wife and she doesn't consent, you and I call it rape, but the Hmong guy is thinking, 'Man, I paid too much for her!' ‘" (Please, any representatives of MLA or APA, help us out here.)

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