IF YOU HAPPEN TO need to clean up the tune business while it involves payola, it helps to be armed, says veteran DJ Paul Porter.
Porter, who worked at GUESS for 10 years as program director, consultant and on-air skill, finds in his ebook “Blackout” how rapper Grasp P — unhappy he couldn’t get his songs on the air — once arrived at Porter’s workplace with huge pals.
“I opened the table drawer and confirmed him my Smith & Wesson 6906 and said, ‘We’re unlikely to have any problems, are we?’ They smiled,” Porter advised me.
the two ended up on friendly terms. “Master P liked my taste,” Porter stated. “He even attempted to give me a gold chain as a gift. I instructed him I don’t put on gold chains.”
While cocaine and prostitutes were once common bribes, in Porter’s technology, “it used to be all cash,” he mentioned. “Every Saturday, you’d get a FedEx from the alias ‘Karen Kline’ with a white envelope with cash in it. Now it goes direct deposit.”
Porter stopped taking payola, but, “They to find felony how one can pay you,” he mentioned. “I as soon as were given $10,000 for making an ad for a major record label that never ran.”
Porter refused to play songs that glorified drugs, violence and misogyny. “The dumber the tune is, the dumber the kids are,” he stated. “We went from lyrics to the lyrically challenged.”
Fellow Queens local Chuck D of Public Enemy calls Porter a “visionary” and says, “ ‘Blackout’ will actually explain why issues are the best way they are.”