Boycott Cristal

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In what should go down as one of the dumbest moves of 2006, the managing director of Louis Roderer Cristal, the company who makes those overpriced yellow bottles that have co-starred in every hip hop video since 1997, expressed his distaste for the champagne’s popularity among rappers:

Despite importing over 50,000 cases of the champagne per year, Rouzaud was less than thrilled at rappers’ fondness for the posh drink.

"What can we do?" Rouzaud told The Economist. "We can’t forbid people from buying it. I’m sure Dom Perignon or Krug would be delighted to have their business."

The article further labeled the constant Cristal patronage by rappers as "unwelcome attention."

What executive says something like that in public? I know you run a hoighty-toighty, old guard, French champagne company, but I mean damn. If you don’t have anything nice to say, why not keep your mouth shut and don’t say anything at all? I’d be interested to see the how their sales break down demographically, because somehow I doubt that rich French dudes are routinely buying out the bar during a night on the town.

Personally, I’m more of a Heineken and Henny type of dude, but I think it’s pretty obvious that anybody who feels Rouzaud’s comments were directed at them should boycott the brand. Unfortunately, I have a feeling that won’t be the case. Which, when you think about it, is pretty ridiculous, seeing as it’s 2006 and I still know people who won’t buy Tommy Hilfiger or Ralph Lauren because they think they’re racist.

"Peep my new style, fuck Cristal and Moet/I drink Evian water while my thoughts get published"


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174 Responses to “Boycott Cristal”

  1. Joe 88 Says:

    1st. nukkas

  2. Honorable Says:

    i am glad he said something. hip-hop artists and the black community do not need to support him if we are not welcomed. we have the choice to continue to make his company rich…if anything, i hope all the cristal-poppin artists launch a protest against him.

  3. Joe 88 Says:

    Rouzard Says:
    They should of never gave you niggas money!!!!!!

  4. WestCoast_GetsDown Says:

    fuck that cat and his bullshit overpriced drank. but at the same time how many alcohol companies do yall think give a fuck about us or rappers or whatever? prolly close to zero. love the money hate the culture.

  5. jimmy bias Says:

    fuckin clown! if he dont wanna niggaz drinkin his shit he should have gone to Miami, Memorial Day weekend a & smacked the willyest niggaz ge seen drinkin his shit, all that interview shit is pussy

  6. Combat Jack Says:

    Instead of Henny, you should try to switch to the Remy Martin. Yo’, I used to down hen until the smoothness of Remy took over.

  7. Joe 88 Says:

    Most people that drink henny drink remy as well. I pefer Remy martin 1734

  8. coldplay Reggaetonslasher Says:

    “Peep my new style, fuck Cristal and Moet/I drink Evian water while my thoughts get published

    that was cappa right?

  9. coldplay Reggaetonslasher Says:

    yea cosign the remi but henny will do also…I never tasted cristal, how does it taste is it that good.

  10. ProHipHop - Hip Hop Marketing Says:

    Cristal Managing Director Disses Rap’s Patronage

    As soon as I try to take a break from this blog, including ignoring various newsfeeds, Eskay alerts me to an AllHipHop piece on a recent article in the Economist in which Frédéric Rouzaud, the managing director of Louis Roderer

  11. Sour D. Says:

    as far as buying out the club goes es, i believe a bottle of cris is like $200 at a liquor store but $1500 at the club. so the clubs are the ones makin that cake off rappers. to this dude, i’m sure rappers buying cris make up a small part of sales for the company. BUT, FUCK THIS STUPID FUCK FOR COMIN OUT HIS MOUTH SIDEWAYS. i understand integrity and wanting your product to only be associated with the truly rich (old money), but thats the same thing he is undermining. people associate having a bottle of cris in the fridge with ultimate success and i’m sure nobody would even know what it was if it wasn’t for hiphop. but who cares, to me, gimme a hoodie and let me reak of sours, and i’ll feel flyer than diddy in the hamptons.

  12. The Truth... Says:

    I’ve said something about this already in the past, but people that still say “1st…” are gay.

  13. Sour D. Says:

    *hates dark liquor*

    gimme a bottle of goose and i’m straight. i’m sure it has to do with my nationality though.

  14. Joe 88 Says:

    ^ Fall Back. Oh yeah 13th

  15. Joe 88 Says:

    ^@the truth

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  17. the Landlord Says:

    coldplay Reggaetonslasher Says:

    June 6th, 2006 at 4:53 pm
    “Peep my new style, fuck Cristal and Moet/I drink Evian water while my thoughts get published

    that was cappa right?
    ———————-
    ..yes homes that was the Cabdriver…and btw…
    BOYCOTT ALL ALCOHOL
    …in the words of the immortal B.B.D….
    “THAT GIRL IS POISON”

  18. Joe 88 Says:

    Title- Relationship talk with D.billz

    Food servers-ill change, and E from Bk

    ^LOL

    “I’m looking forward to this

  19. Darth Cipher Says:

    i dont tihnk he’s unwelcoming them buying the drink, its how they treat the drink, in videos, and how its no longer seen as a high class Euro drink, but more of a party starting pour it on some broads, look at me i got money to blow off on this champange that im not even gunna drink… thats the main problem that the executive and many others who work for the company have… you could say they got there money why complain, but when you think about it, theres alot of hard work that goes into making champagnes and wines, “years” of hard work and constant testing for perfection, and to see it just get poured away on tv, and given a negative view as its been given, can get a maker of the product pissed…

  20. Sour D. Says:

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  21. D. Billz Says:

    Fun Fact: The same family that owns Hennessy owns Louie Vuitton as well.

    Two Cents: If you really wanna know what’s going on in the world The Economist is a good publication.

    Fuck these companies chief, real talk. Most of the dollars that we spend on these companies owned by some billionaire will never reach the minorities in any shape, form, or fashion. That’s what I don’t believe in payin’ full price for shit. I get so sick of us makin’ white people rich and having them still view us that way. I’m pretty sure the undertone for “rapper” in his statement was “Black people”. Maybe it’s just my anger speaking and someone can offer me a different perspective. But Black people, especially those with a little money, cling to White peoples’ wealth like a bunch of fuckin’ idiots. Only to turn around and have them express their disdain for us as a culture. I never drank a glass of Cristal in my life (popped Moet before though) but now I have more of a reason not to. I remember Karen Klein opened her big mouth years ago about not making clothes for Black women and had to go on Oprah just redeem herself. That’s why I don’t knock chicks/dudes for coppin’ the bootleg kicks/bags or whatever. I personally don’t buy bootleg because the quality is different. But it just goes to show you how much the moguls of these companies have little regard for us as people.

    Sorry for rantin’ yall, but shit like that makes me mad. Mainly because the hip hop culture has IGNORANTLY embraced Cristal for so long.

    *B More Nubian*

  22. problamz Says:

    I basically boycott drinks as soon as rappers start promoting it because i dont’ wanna be looked at, at the bar as that dude tryin to drink something cause a rapper is drinkin it….I stick my grey goose and kettle one at the bar

  23. D. Billz Says:

    Joe 88 Says:

    June 6th, 2006 at 5:05 pm
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    Food servers-ill change, and E from Bk

    ^LOL

    “I’m looking forward to this

    ^Aww shit, this is gonna be crazy!

  24. Run Says:

    “you talk about cases of C

  25. Run Says:

    “you talk about cases of of Cris, I talk about cases where niggaz get life for this shit”

  26. eskay Says:

    Sour D, I’d take Goose over Henny ANY day, but I was trying to get a little alliteration thing going: Heineken, Hennesssy, Hamburgers, Hash Blunts….

    ok, sorry I’ll stop. and actually I’d take one of those little Heniken kegs they sell these days over any bottle of Liqs

  27. Big Boi RI Says:

    At least this dude was honest and said what most of them think.

  28. JAY-Z Says:

    first off ive always boycotted cristal but god damn everyone should for sure now, is this guy crazy? this guy is gonna have to be fired immediately and this shit is going bankrupt you’ll be able to get cristal cheaper than some mad dog 20/20 soon enough shit. what kind of person would tell their biggest consumer base we dont want you, that would be like 50 cent saying fuck all you white people i hate whitey and dont want little white girls shaking my ass to my music

    ” the only type of cris i know is crisco ” ali vegas

    i stay drinking henny or 151 when i drink anyway but im still more of a smoker ( yeah i stay smoking in the clubs shit anybody can )

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  30. Joe 88 Says:

    “and dont want little white girls shaking my ass to my music”

    ^NO HOMO. You don’t have to thank me

    “this only type of cris i know is crisco” – ali vegas

    I think the line was

    “Crisco is the closes i ever came to pouring cris” – Ali vegas

  31. Sour D. Says:

    i’ll cosign that heiny line. its going down if i’m drinking goose which happens on occasion. heineken is anytime anywhere. and fyi for anyone who don’t know, heinekin light is off the meat rack.

  32. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    yea the line is ” crisco is the closet ive ever come to pouring cris ” i do be getting amazed at the recognition ali vegas gets on this site

  33. Big Boi RI Says:

    This shit makes me happy I dont drink, pussy is my drug of choice!

  34. D. Billz Says:

    “i’ll cosign that heiny line.”

    ^ Don’t ask why I think that’s funny. Just laugh with me.

  35. the Landlord Says:

    …”you dont know about the cases i get / court case, briefcase, suitcase, cases of Cris, ow” – Mr. Giles/Down & Out-Purple Haze (classic joint)…

  36. D. Billz Says:

    I try to stay away from alcohol to preserve my health. But when I do I like the ones people label as the “bitch” drinks: Cosmos, Amaretto Sours, Martinis, but my favorite is probably Grey Goose/Belvedere and Cranberry.

  37. Joe 88 Says:

    Come on biggums if niggas aint down wit ali vegas then they sleeping.

    My favorite underground rappers (from 99 – 2002)
    cormega
    ali vegas
    lazy
    pretty ugly
    red cafe (2000 era) when he was wit the franschise
    Jo Jo peligrino
    Just to name a few

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  39. tyronebiggums71 Says:

    joe 88 – im a huge ali vegas fan ( i mean before the blaze battle ) but i almost never hear his name brought up, and dude he ran with sleep eyes aka eyes low that dude is the truth

  40. Combat Jack Says:

    Grey Goose is mos def proper. The reason I stepped off the hen is that once you taste something smoother (remy)), you realize hen’s taste is just too atrocious when you can get the same buzz from a more refined cognac. Btw, any of you’s try Heineken Premium Light? I’m usually nursing Heine’s all night but now that it’s wife beater season, I had to slow down unless I wanted to look like Beanie Siegel in the tank in State Property #1. I don’t usually do light beers but the heineken joint is rather tight.

  41. nBmore Says:

    THAT POTRON & HEN!!!!!

  42. Fifth Says:

    Look at these clowns quoting Ali Vegas and Cam’ron. Vegas one of the biggest herbs in tha industry straight frail body nigga. Seen that nigga in one of the come-ups and looked fake as hell leanin on some coupe w/ a b.s. entourage. Was it Bundles that sonned that nigga? Or was it that other noodle Cory Gunz..

  43. Sour D. Says:

    billz, cosign cranberry goose. that is the sour d. drink of choice. ali vegas was the shit.

    Joe88, pretty ugly was off the hook. it sucks that he comes out with like 1 freestyle a year.

  44. nBmore Says:

    Joe 88 Says:

    June 6th, 2006 at 5:34 pm
    Come on biggums if niggas aint down wit ali vegas then they sleeping.

    My favorite underground rappers (from 99 – 2002)
    cormega
    ali vegas
    lazy
    pretty ugly
    red cafe (2000 era) when he was wit the franschise
    Jo Jo peligrino
    Just to name a few

    YOU 4GOT:
    Pudgiee & Lord tariq (killin dow wop mixtapes)

  45. Sour D. Says:

    and don’t nobody make me start quotin mega. damn, i gotta hit up my archives when i get home and get his shit in my whip.

  46. Combat Jack Says:

    Cristal is tasty as all fuck. Smooth, bubbly and dry, and you can drank about 7 bottles straight, all giggly and shit with bitches until you realize your ass is effin twisted. The drunk just creeps up smoothly on a nigga. The older I get, I realize it’s all about the smoothness. That crunk, back staircase p.j. drank is cool before you hit the age of 25 years, but it ain’t right when you can afford some shit that won’t make you talk, walk, look like, act like, stank like the late, great O.D.B. or my nigga DMX. Sheet, back in the day, it was a 40oz. of Private Stock, Henessey and a fat blunt. These days, the goose, remy, some petron tequila and a hit of smoke from a one hitter pipe. Trust when this older nigga says I look at my peers and I ain’t tryin to look like Harriet Tubman.

    http://www.mith2.umd.edu/WomensStudies/PictureGallery/tubman.html

  47. eskay Says:

    co-sign Combat Jack on the Henny and Heineken Light.

    My peoples drink Henny religiously and I drink it with em cuz they force a glass into my hand, and plus they never make me chip in…but goddamn that shit tastes awful. And they be sipping it talking bout “this shit is delicious” negro please that shit is ‘Scustin Timberlake.

    and yeah, I was just talking to two fat niggas about Heiney Light last night. I told them I was about to make the power switch, I can’t be rocking this gut for the summer, nahimean.

  48. Joe 88 Says:

    >”It sucks that he comes out with like 1 freestyle a year”

    ^ Oh shit it was a pretty ugly sighting in the 06

    >Look at these clowns quoting Ali Vegas. Vegas one of the biggest herbs in tha industry

    ^Homie only listen to niggas he think is hardbody (Yes Homo on his behalf)

  49. eskay Says:

    co-sign one hitter pipes too. never leave home without it.

    *left home without it today*

  50. the Landlord Says:

    Fifth Says:

    June 6th, 2006 at 5:45 pm
    Look at these clowns quoting Ali Vegas and Cam’ron. Vegas one of the biggest herbs in tha industry straight frail body nigga. Seen that nigga in one of the come-ups and looked fake as hell leanin on some coupe w/ a b.s. entourage. Was it Bundles that sonned that nigga? Or was it that other noodle Cory Gunz..
    ————————
    …you sound madd homo checking on another man’s body and calling grown men clowns in the same paragraph…GTFOH…very suspect…would you have been more attracted to him if his body werent so frail?… so you like big men?…bet you think Rick Ross, or Project Pat, or Ghostface is real sexy, huh…faggot ass…stop concentrating on mens’ appearances…

  51. nBmore Says:

    I dont drink regular henny.
    I go with privledge.
    That good s..t!!!

  52. Combat Jack Says:

    On the real though, my new ghetto drink is the following:

    A crispy ice cold bottle of Stoli’s sour apple vodka. $13.00

    4-5 bottles of ice cold slushy Snapple (Red) Apple. $5 – $7 depending on the hood you happen to be purchasing said libations.

    A couple of Sour Apple flavored rolled blunts with the hydro. $20 – $40

    2-3 purty ass domincan hood rat chicks. Game and slick talk

    Tasty as fuck, and the out-come with the chicks, PRICELESS.

  53. Diplomatic Says:

    i’m sure cats will stil go around flaunting their Crystal bottles, nowadays this kind of blatant prejudice dont bother cats no more. Which is why paris hilton has these rappers lining up to be featured on her album even after calling em niggaz, ( wutup jada)

  54. suko Says:

    Realest rap bitch- Typical internet jumpoff, who wants attention. Enough said.

  55. Fifth Says:

    ..lol at tha landlord quick to call niggaz fags and all that shit..my point is tha nigga spit that gritty shit but his emmo ain fittin tha bill..thats it finished..u co-sign for ali vegas? u seen him put in work en el calle? exactly..so tell ya man to stop spittin shit he dont live..better be a security guard or start rappin bout skateboards like lupe…

  56. D. Billz Says:

    suko Says:

    June 6th, 2006 at 6:01 pm
    Realest rap bitch- Typical internet jumpoff, who wants attention. Enough said.

    ^ That came outta left field.

  57. jersey Says:

    Very good reason to go sober……I mean I hope none of us are too surprise…Com on man we all know Munfuckas are quick to distance theirselves from hip hop whether it be for the persona , lyrical content or just being YBS (Young Black and Successful) orrr all of the above…And if you doubt the pile on tactic that is constantly used against the hip hop industry then just pay attention to the news. Also in a way we bring some of this on our selves…Think about it why would you give cristyal or any other business free advertisement with out compensation?????……….Shittt let him have his poison and as amatter of factly letem drink his own shit all night long til hes pissy drunk in the gutter!!!!

  58. the Landlord Says:

    Fifth Says:

    June 6th, 2006 at 6:01 pm
    ..lol at tha landlord quick to call niggaz fags and all that shit..my point is tha nigga spit that gritty shit but his emmo ain fittin tha bill..thats it finished..u co-sign for ali vegas? u seen him put in work en el calle? exactly..so tell ya man to stop spittin shit he dont live..better be a security guard or start rappin bout skateboards like lupe…

    ——————-

    ..i was responding to you calling me a clown for quoting the CURRENT King of NY in the same sentence that you expressed displeasure with Ali Vegas’ body, that’s all….

  59. suko Says:

    ^ That came outta left field.

    I’m just exposing her, cause she recently said something in the other post when she was talking about her man.

    When she comes on here for attention, I’m a expose her.
    Like camron said:

    “I’m in yo ass nigga”

  60. Bugsytheboss Says:

    Fuck Cristal anyway. Niggas on that Potron platinum over here.Cristal was for the bitchs anyway just like Moet(fruity drinks)

  61. jersey Says:

    Fuck Acohol!

  62. the Landlord Says:

    jersey Says:

    June 6th, 2006 at 6:11 pm
    Fuck Acohol!
    ——————
    ….word….

  63. Fifth Says:

    ..Ali Vegas tha current KONY? His buzz stronger than Pap right now? When his album droppin’?

  64. nBmore Says:

    GZA SPITTIN THAT CRACK!!!
    The Wu is too slammin for these Cold Killin labels
    Some ain’t had hits since I seen Aunt Mabel
    Be doin artists in like Cain did Abel
    Now they money’s gettin stuck to the gum under the table
    That’s what ya get when ya misuse what I invent
    Your empire falls and ya lose every cent
    For tryin to blow up a scrub
    Now that thought was just as bright as a 20-watt light bulb
    Should of pumped it when I rocked it
    Niggaz so stingy they got short arms and deep pockets
    This goes on in some companies
    With majors they’re scared to death to pump these
    First of all, who’s your A&R
    A mountain climber who plays an electric guitar
    But he don’t know the meaning of dope
    When he’s lookin for a suit and tie rap
    that’s cleaner than a bar of soap
    And I’m the dirtiest thing in sight
    Matter of fact bring out the girls and let’s have a mud fight

  65. Combat Jack Says:

    Moet reminds me of the days when I was posted up in “Encore’s”, old school Queens NY club, and they were charging niggas like $40-$50 for 16oz bottles. Every nigga in the joint, from the street hustlers to cats like DJ Polo and even the god Rakim had a lil’ 16oz. bottle of Moet in their hand. Do they even make those these days?

  66. the Landlord Says:

    Fifth Says:

    June 6th, 2006 at 6:13 pm
    ..Ali Vegas tha current KONY? His buzz stronger than Pap right now? When his album droppin’?
    —————
    …nah homes, i was referring Cam’ron…King Joffrey Jofa…

  67. the Landlord Says:

    *correction* ^^^^referring to Cam’ron^^^

  68. Kornphlake Says:

    One hitter bowl on the bong+tub of the killa nugs+4-pack of bodingtons pub ale+bottle of aged american whiskey=proper adult buzz. There is no room for cristal in this equation.

  69. Combat Jack Says:

    A good, classy and reasonably priced champagne that won’t break a nigga is Verve Clicqout. Retail @$50 and on par with cristal. Nice orangey box and yellowish wrapper as well. I gues by my postings in this thread, it’s obvious I am known to put away liqour evry now and then.

  70. Sour D. Says:

    damn es and combat jack, a one hitter? i love my weed, but i hate one hitters. don’t taste right and i almost throw up when the fuckin burnt weed goes through the shit and hits the back of my throat. but i guess when you gotta be quick it becomes useful. i’ll just roll a couple tiny j’s when i know i gotta mission impossible that shit.

  71. suko Says:

    to cheap to drink cristal even if I did have bank like that. Dont really drink alcohol,

    I’m not surprised this guy said it. Come on now, this is an upper eschelon type drink who are more about STATUS than income.

    You dont go to get cristal you GROW into it. Just like its stupid for rappers to be buying rolls and bentley’s cause they havent Grown into yet. These type of items aren’t shit you buy when diddy gives you your check.

    These guys are rich nonetheless, they have other business ventures and they certainly dont want “monkey ass rappers” touching their shit. Thats just how they think.

  72. Combat Jack Says:

    Yeah, you’re on the right path. I went from blunts to bongs to tiny j’s to one hitters. When you’re a respectible member of the community, you just can not be looking zooted. Any types of paper, from blunts to j’s, leaves that potent pungent dusty weed smoker scent that instantly alerts anyone with a decent sense of scent within a 5 – 15 feet radius that that you’re an effin weed headed loser. Plus, I real get paranoid when folk know I’ve been smoking, especially in a crowded midtown elevator at 2:15 pm, Tuesday.

  73. MADDENMASTER Says:

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  74. nOva Says:

    Although it is kinda messed up he said that publicly, I do think rappers need to think twice before spouting off all these designer names and labels to a public that generally can’t afford them or doesn’t care.

    I honestly used to laugh everytime I heard a rapper utter the word “Cristal”.

    Yoo-Hoo for life!!!!

  75. Kornphlake Says:

    The problem with one hitting nugs, is that you should use glass. And a glass one hitter looks alot like a crack pipe.

  76. RazLDN Says:

    changin the topic for one sec……..i heard a rumor dat someone frm g-unit got dropped for makin peace wit the game…….any ideas who?

  77. nBmore Says:

    “yea yea I know/Meet MR ME 2”

  78. Combat Jack Says:

    yeah, Curtis Jackson!

  79. D. Billz Says:

    Fuck that, lets support some brands that support us. I wouldn’t mind hearin’ name-droppin’ of the following brands/establishments in a rap song:

    Goya
    King syrup
    Nu Nile
    Lusters pink oil
    Golden Krust
    Associated markets
    Any dollar store
    Lifestyles
    Africans sellin’ bootlegs
    Asians sellin’ batteries on the train
    Bodegas
    N.O.I. bean pies and Final Calls
    Local libraries
    Du-rag companies
    Andis clippers
    Osler hair brushes
    Dominican hair salons
    Black book stores
    Muslim oils and inscents
    Ice cream man

  80. Bugsytheboss Says:

    FUCK CRISTAL
    FUCK TOMMY HILFIGER
    Racist crackers don’t get it. We are they best customers. But in reality shit is getting worse and worse for minoritys.This is a slap in the face from Shay Whitty Himself telling us our money aint good(even if you got millions of dollars)you still black and ignorant in they eyes.

  81. nBmore Says:

    D. Billz Says:

    June 6th, 2006 at 6:54 pm
    Ice cream man

    That punkazz n..a dont STOP!!!!!!!

    you 4got:
    1. Bootlegg man
    2. Bottled waterman
    3. local crack theives
    4. Sqweegie boys
    5. dutchmaster

  82. eskay Says:

    >>RazLDN

    Spider Loc

  83. nBmore Says:

    I had a feelin it was spider loc
    What is up with these west coast n..az kissin an makin up.

  84. Sour D. Says:

    Combat, i feel you. now that i know your in ny, i know that your smokin the shit thats hard to cover up. personally, i love smelling like sours, just not from 9-5. so long as you don’t get too lit, you can hit a j, keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer around, and your good. all them smell is in the fingers. my fuckin fingers stay yellow from all that fuckin resin though. and i rarely even smoke blunts anymore, a little to grown for them unless there’s more than 2 people. amsterdam taught me how to roll and i been using the same technique ever since.

  85. Joe 88 Says:

    I stay dropping jewels about muslim oils & inscents Billz

  86. D. Billz Says:

    4. Sqweegie boys

    ^ Hell yeah, and the kids sellin’ the $1 waters when it’s dumb hot outside.

    Joe 88 Says:

    June 6th, 2006 at 7:04 pm
    I stay dropping jewels about muslim oils & inscents Billz

    ^No doubt. I copped some from my job from dude. I got this one oil that’s FIRE. I aint tellin’ the name of it, lol.

    *Sidenote* I don’t know how in the hell they’re allowed to sell all types of shit in a gov’t building (including BOOTLEG cds) but there’s a hidden message behind it. I’ll get into that another time.

  87. eskay Says:

    Yeah, I can’t really smoke during the work day, but I usually creep out between 5 and 6 and take a few pulls off a clip. Like I just did…

  88. eskay Says:

    Shout out to homey in the nutcracker spot.

  89. nBmore Says:

    Ima hit da bootleg up this week.
    Lookin 4 that ice cube joint.

  90. Joe 88 Says:

    Billz…. Hell yeah them lil kids be out there hustlin them waters. it be like 400 degreez outside & they be out there on north & greenmount walking thru traffic sellin dollar waters

    “Everyday i’m hustlin, er, everyday i’m hustlin”

  91. Sour D. Says:

    thats the best j of the day. the one on the way home from work. pop somethin in the cd player that i haven’t heard in at least 4 years. put the windows down. and i couldn’t have a care in the world.

  92. eskay Says:

    Madden, you’re a dumbass posting the same comment 6 times, can’t you fucking read?

    when you see: “Your comment is awaiting moderation” that means you have to sit back and wait until The Boss comes and regulates your shit lil homey.

  93. RazLDN Says:

    i seen a few bootlegs of the big bang………and im all the way in london

  94. nBmore Says:

    RazLDN Says:

    June 6th, 2006 at 7:18 pm
    i seen a few bootlegs of the big bang………and im all the way in london

    Yea i was listenin to busta new cd ova the weekend.
    Its better then i thought.
    I am not a busta fan but he has a few joints to keep me listenin

  95. RazLDN Says:

    yeah, hott cd. production is crazy, but i think itz still missin a few trackz

  96. Bugsytheboss Says:

    The real album from Busta should have a couple bangers from Dre thats not on the bootleg.

    Sour D says,
    thats the best j of the day. the one on the way home from work. pop somethin in the cd player that i haven’t heard in at least 4 years. put the windows down. and i couldn’t have a care in the world.

    Something i agree on!!!

  97. nBmore Says:

    Camron cd tight!!!!
    Mobbdeep joint is tight!!!!!

  98. WestCoast_GetsDown Says:

    nBmore Says:

    June 6th, 2006 at 7:03 pm
    I had a feelin it was spider loc
    What is up with these west coast n..az kissin an makin up.

    what part of the west coast are jay and nas from?

  99. nBmore Says:

    WestCoast_GetsDown Says:

    June 6th, 2006 at 7:46 pm
    what part of the west coast are jay and nas from?

    U can have jay & nas…………

  100. Bugsytheboss Says:

    Camron and Mobb Deep albums were decent but didn’t attract the mass market becuzz of no solid radio hit or video spins on Bet.Then you have to take a look at the production done.
    Camron=a bunch of same sounding beats
    Mobb Deep= no Dre beat(Outofcontrol remix dont count.That shit is old as dirt)no beats with bass in it for the trunk thumpers

  101. Bugsytheboss Says:

    Ill bet any money that Jung Joc album will sell more than Camron and Mobb Deep put together.Not becuzz this nigga is tight with the flows or nothing.Just off of that one hit single(which Cam and Mobb Deep didn’t have)and that crazy “this is a niddy beat”

  102. RUMBL3BUMSKI aka THE PISTONS GOT THEY A$$ KICKED IN GAME SIX Says:

    *SIPS CRISTAL* SPITS IT OUT*
    WHO IN THEIR FUCKING RIGHT MIND WOULD PAY THAT MUCH TO GET TIPSY???

    CRISP WHITE TEE-$5
    AIR FORCE 1’S-$75
    NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN-$150
    CRISTAL-$200…………………

    STILL DIDNT GET ANY ASS-PRICELESS

  103. nBmore Says:

    Ima hood n..a
    If the whiteboyz aint buyin it, I dont care
    IT Wasnt ment for dem………
    Both mobb & cam joints tight
    N..az in Bmore we f..kz with dipset

  104. Conscious Ass Malik Says:

    Maybe you nigg… brothers need to stop drinking the white man’s poison… ALCOHOL! You’re not using your brain. That’s what the white man wants you to do.

    Look at you… what makes you ashamed of being Black?

  105. nBmore Says:

    KILLA CAM SPITTIN @JZ!!!!!!!!

    Player hater I don’t play them games/you got beef with Killa, nigga… say my name/you shy?/snortin wrong/or they recorded wrong/my paper long/I pee on any resort you’re on

  106. WestCoast_GetsDown Says:

    hol up
    im in da air i dont read niggas corny quotes
    ya nigga West is dope, ya nigga West is dope

  107. Joe 88 Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9xbUAQbQqY&search=jay%20z

    These niggas are fucking clowns, but it’s pure comedy. These the same dudes that made “cam shoots jay” this is “behind the scenes of cam shoots jay”

  108. nBmore Says:

    Joe 88 Says:

    June 6th, 2006 at 8:09 pm
    These niggas are fucking clowns, but it’s pure comedy. These the same dudes that made “cam shoots jay” this is “behind the scenes of cam shoots jay”

    YEA THATS FUNNY!!!

  109. reggaetonslasher Says:

    Looking forward to read the NahRight skit, never tasted the heiny light, gotta try it. This guy and his comments about the cris is just plain stupid, or the cat got that much bank, that he can talk shit and dont give a flying fuck. I’m down to drinking atleast once a month, from every weekend thats whats up. I know a kid doctor told him stop drinking his liver is fucked up, and he cant put the brown water down for nothing. Most times we dont know how strong our addictions are until somthing happens thats forces us to switch our shit up.

  110. E From BK Says:

    All Black and Latino people need to stop drinking ANY liquor!

  111. Front Says:

    I don’t really like to drink, but I can’t turn away a challenge with some Barcadi 151 or a nice night of Grey Goose Orange. Shit taste like 7up.

    Champagne is overrated.

  112. Dumb Nigga Says:

    I don’t drink Cristal anyways. For one thing i can’t afford it, and another i wouldn’t drop that much money just on some liquor anyways. So i guess you could say i’ve been boycotting it!

  113. Dumb Nigga Says:

    >> don’t really like to drink, but I can’t turn away a challenge with some Barcadi 151

    I hear you on that Bacardi 151.

  114. D. Billz Says:

    “N..az in Bmore we f..kz with dipset”

    ^Unfortunately. That’s why we got this lil’ fake ass blood niggas flaggin’.

    E From BK Says:

    June 6th, 2006 at 8:27 pm
    All Black and Latino people need to stop drinking ANY liquor!

    ^ You aint never lied.

  115. fdsfh Says:

    he’s no clown. he’s protecting a brand. hip-hopp acts do have to be sheeps and do everything they have seen in a previous video.
    pouring champagne on the ground is simply retarded and is emblematic of un-mature tastes. that goes for all of the overt-consumerism in many hip-hop acts.
    i understand celebriting when payday comes, but what about individuality and choice. if hip-hops choose to do anything so that they are no onger poor, then the next step is to develop the ability to choose a champagne own their own.

  116. Nasir Says:

    ^^ that shit is weak

  117. Nasir Says:

    (that cam shoots jay jumpoff)

  118. reggaetonslasher Says:

    he’s no clown. he’s protecting a brand. hip-hopp acts do have to be sheeps and do everything they have seen in a previous video.
    pouring champagne on the ground is simply retarded and is emblematic of un-mature tastes. that goes for all of the overt-consumerism in many hip-hop acts.
    i understand celebriting when payday comes, but what about individuality and choice. if hip-hops choose to do anything so that they are no onger poor, then the next step is to develop the ability to choose a champagne own their own.

    ^ Theres this thing called freedom, and free enterprise, that means If you put a product out on the market available to the public consumer, and if he or she obtains it legally through a purchase, well they have any right to do with it as they please. If they wanted to take it shove it up their ass, they could because they own it.

  119. Dipset Byrdgang Niggas Says:

    Niggas need to buy that Sizzurp. Either that or Armadale.

    HOLLA!

  120. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Cristal is over priced any damn way, that shit cost like 250 quid and Veuve cost a 100, any too much difference between the two. Henny is the shit and Remy is damn good too. They all do the same thing which is, get you drunker than a muthafucka.

  121. realest rap bish ever Says:

    CRISTAL AND MOET ARE JUST FANCY BOTTLES OF OVER PRICED HOT PISSWATER. THAT SHIT IS NOT PART OF THE GAME, AND NIGGAS DONT REALLY HYPE DRINKIN THAT SHIT ANY MORE. MATTER FACT EVERY TIME I TURN AROUND A RAPPER IS OUT WITH HIS OWN BRAND OF POISON. AND THIS GUY IS FULL OF SHIT CAUSE EVERYBODY KNOWS THESE SPIRIT COMPANIES PAY RAPPERS TO NAME DROP THEIR SHIT, THEN SOME SHRIVELED UP ASS HOLE COMES AND TRIES TO EXPLAIN THEIR NEW URBAN SALES BOOST AWAY, THEY PAID WACK ASS PETEY PABHO TO DO IT, BUSTA, PUFFY AMONG OTHER CLOWNS. I AINT GOTTA BOYCOTT CAUSE I’D RATHER DRINK VUEVE CLIQ BRUT ANYWAY. IF IMA BE ALL FANCY PANTS SOMEWHERE. HEN DONT EVEN BUZZ ME ANYMORE. PATRON IS WATER IN A CUTESY TEQUILA BOTTLE AND 151 WILL KILL U DEAD, YET, ITS SO EFFECTIVLEY DRUNKIFYING I CANT STAY AWAY, MATTER FACT LEMME TAKE MY AA ASS >>>>>OFF THIS POST.

  122. T. Okes Says:

    Dude should be more appreciative. Hip hop as an industry is huge, and when they’re poppin’ this shit in every other video, that’s more & more sales for this sucka-ass (remember what Cam did for Wet Wipes’ stock figures??). I hope he acknowledged that at least. I mean, I’m sure he’s the type to sit at one of those long-ass tables for dinner each day & memorize what each one of his seven forks is used to eat what, so I guess I can see why he wouldn’t want “niggas and bitches” touchin’ his product. Rappers are too ‘ghetto’ or too ‘grimy’ for Cristal I guess. I can see the way he thinks but I don’t agree with it.

    On the other hand though, I’m almost glad it wasn’t the other way around. Dude could’ve tried to capitalize off of Cristal’s popularity and exploit the hip hop community (but rappers are doin’ it to themselves enough as it is).

    Word to D. Billz though, we need to start comin’ up with our own businesses and keep the money flowin’ within our own communities. It’s apparent muthafuckas like this don’t need or want our money anyways. You can put your chin in the air all day, but wait till you trip & fall right on it.

  123. Demiks Says:

    >> EVERYBODY KNOWS THESE SPIRIT COMPANIES PAY RAPPERS TO NAME DROP THEIR SHIT, THEN SOME SHRIVELED UP ASS HOLE COMES AND TRIES TO EXPLAIN THEIR NEW URBAN SALES BOOST AWAY, THEY PAID WACK ASS PETEY PABHO TO DO IT, BUSTA, PUFFY AMONG OTHER CLOWNS.

    Busta wasn’t paid to make “Pass the Courvoisier,” thats some stupid shit he did all on his own. The Puffy feature just made it worse.

  124. realest rap bish ever Says:

    NAH THEY SENT HIM A CHECK AFTER THE FACT, AND HE AND COURVOISIER ALREADY CLARIFIED THIS THRU NEWS MEDIA, HE DID THE WACK LIQUOR SONG TRIBUTE SHIT ON HIS OWN, AND THEY CUT THE CHECK FOR HIM LATER FOR ALL THE PROMOTION. FUNNY THING WAS IF THE TRACK CAME ON IN THE CLUB AND U WAS DRUNK ENUFF, YOU MIGHT BE JUST AS OFF THE CHAIN/EXTRA AND GOOFY AS THEY WAS IN THE VIDEO LOL.
    WE CAN ALWAYS BLAME IT ON THE DRINKS, THEY WAS SOBER WHEN THEY MADE THAT THO….

  125. spotrusherz Says:

    that was a dumb move on his part, money stay green wherever it comes from… plus if he’s concerned about the brand’s high class image being tainted by rappers acting goofy with it in their videos – cmon high class mufuckas dont pay that much attention to rap videos or lyrics, they’ll keep buying the product regardless.

  126. DEEZ NUTS Says:

    I GET MY CRISTAL STOLEN ANYWAY SO FUCK THEM PUSSY ASS CRACKERS. I’M GETTIN A 6 PACK OF THAT SHIT FOR $350. THAT SHIT IS NASTY ANYWAY, I LIKE MOET BETTER. WE NEED OUR OWN ALCOHOL BRANDS INSTEAD OF CONTINUING TO MAKE THESE DAMN DEVILS RICH. IF THAT’S NOT A SMACK IN THE FACE. NIGGAS SHOULD START RUNNING OUT OF THE STORE WITH THAT SHIT AND SHOW THEM BASTARDS WHO THEY’RE FUCKING WITH.

  127. kim Says:

    Good for them! Cristal cares more about its brand than its label. Cristal wants its champagne to be associated with high class lifestyle, not guns, girls in bikinis & violence (see any rap video). Good for Cristal! Might make less money but at least they’re staying true to what they want their champagne to represent. It would have been much easier for them to just go with the flow and release some cheap budget Cristal so all the 13 year olds can be just like their favourite rapper..

  128. Spirit Says:

    A “special summer issue of The Economist”? ARE YOU SERIOUS?!? Do y’all even read The Economist? Do you really think they’d have an article quoting Jay-Z lyrics in The Economist? A special summer issue? LOL!!!!!!!!! The Economist isn’t Sports Illustrated, dog. I’ve never heard of them having “special issues”. I’ll believe this when I see the actual magazine for myself.

  129. CBRIZZLE Says:

    THEY ARENT AS DUMB AS THEY LOOK, IN 1992 TOMMY HILFIGER SAID HE DIDNT WANT BLACK PEOPLE WEARING HIS CLOTHES AND THAT DIDNT STOP US FROM BUYING THERE CLOTHES AND THAT KEPT TOMMY HILL CONSERVCATIVE AS HELL. FUCK CRISTAL, WHO WANTS TO SPEND A G ON A BOTTLE OF SPARKLING PISS ANYWAY, I AM NOT HATING I JUST DONT LIKE IT. I WISH WE WOULDN’T GIVE WHITE PEOPLE “UNWANTED ATTENTION” FOR THERE PRODUCTS.

  130. CBRIZZLE Says:

    KIM U KINDA WILD OUT BY SAYING THAT BECAUSE I AINT NEVER SEEN A GANGSTER DRINKING CRISTAL. IF I AM NOT MISTAKIN THE RAPPERS THAT FLAUNT CRISTAL, USE IT TO SHOW HIGH CLASS AND EXCUSIT LIFESTYLES

  131. D. Billz Says:

    Kim must’ve skipped a Economics 101 course.

  132. the Landlord Says:

    D. Billz Says:

    June 6th, 2006 at 6:54 pm
    Fuck that, lets support some brands that support us. I wouldn’t mind hearin’ name-droppin’ of the following brands/establishments in a rap song:

    Goya
    King syrup
    Nu Nile
    Lusters pink oil
    Golden Krust
    Associated markets
    Any dollar store
    Lifestyles
    Africans sellin’ bootlegs
    Asians sellin’ batteries on the train
    Bodegas
    N.O.I. bean pies and Final Calls
    Local libraries
    Du-rag companies
    Andis clippers
    Osler hair brushes
    Dominican hair salons
    Black book stores
    Muslim oils and inscents
    Ice cream man

    ——-
    …WORD!!!…that’s what’s really good…especially Final Calls…some folks are under the impression that the Final Call is a periodical for Muslims only, that could be no further from the truth…the mainstream news is heavily filtered and controlled by the FCC, which takes its orders from the White House, meaning your local newspapers, CNN, USA Today are all nothing but propaganda vehicles for the White(s) House…The Final Call gives you news from a Black/Latino/Native American Perspective and tells you things you need to know to improve your situation as a so called “minority” and also informs us of the daily transgressions that are perpetrated against said minorities…we as “minority” peoples put way too much trust in the information given to us by the same entities that have historically been our open enemies…wisdom is power…unity is power…support your own, wake up and wisen up…SUSCRIBE TO THE FINAL CALL…

  133. D. Billz Says:

    Landlord… You aint never lied. Lately I’ve been trying to find other independent publications besides the Final Call to read. I remember when I was in D.C. back in ’04, these cats were set up outside of Howard’s book store to sign up for one. I regret that I didn’t. But yeah, most mainstream papers and media outlets are nothing but propaganda. Just like when 9/11 happened, I remember the reporter sayin’ there were somethin’ close to 8 or 11 planes being hijacked. After that, it was never mentioned again. Since that tragic (self-inflicted) event, I’ve been labeled a “theorist” but nobody can tell me different.

  134. gift Says:

    i like the fact that you wrote about the Cristal thing! big up nahright for real. The harsh reality is these niggs will still support “Pisstal” all day. Why? they’re caught up in the flossin lifestyle that plagues most of our people today…So though i hope nobody especially the peeps buying the drink dont support it, I’m cautiously optimistic…

    Besides, the Henny will get you right way quicker but the niggs buying it aint obviously buying it to get nice, they buying it to floss so….just spend that money on something else playas, lol the first rapper that starts biggin up another drink, will have a following so…big up Henny in the club and everybody will follow….Better yet one of these rappers should Man-Up and say publicly no to F with Cristal, that’ll work, b/c a boycott aint nothin unless a significant amount of peeps do it…………….

  135. Blue Says:

    Fuck Cristal.

  136. gift Says:

    Darth Cipher, are you kidding me??? You dont see the blatant racism by those comments? What manufarcturer gives a crap what people do with their product especially pouring out the bottle if He is not subject to any liability. You know how much money these rappers must have made Him? C’mon man it aint about the way it’s being portrayed in the videos b/c if anything it’s making more impressionable people buy it, when they see these rappers ballin wit it on TV, with some fly groupies……..c’mon man…

  137. DEEZ NUTS Says:

    I SAY FUCK CRISTAL UNLESS IT’S STOLEN.

  138. boston george Says:

    fuck them

  139. TurnpikeMeika Says:

    JAY-Z Says:

    June 6th, 2006 at 5:20 pm
    “first off ive always boycotted cristal but god damn everyone should for sure now, is this guy crazy? this guy is gonna have to be fired immediately and this shit is going bankrupt you’ll be able to get cristal cheaper than some mad dog 20/20 soon enough shit.”

    I highly doubt that. People do/say some fucked up shit regarding black people and we don’t boycott, protest or nothing. This is why they make such statements because the powers that be KNOW we’re going to go to the club that night and blow the rent money on some expensive drink that taste like shit anyway. Yeah we might complain, say fuck them and whatever but they know most black people are all talk.

  140. ------------ Says:

    THE SHIT TASTES HORRIBLE ANYWAYS

  141. B-Heezie Says:

    “I’m more of a Heineken and Henny type of dude”………..me deux…..

  142. steve Says:

    fuck those whiteys

  143. negroid Says:

    What he has said is so fucking true. Rappers have given unneccesary praises to unworthy businesses. It’s high time rappers sang praises to black businesses and their own.
    We will then see who makes $$$$

  144. nation of thugacation Says:

    eskay you wanna be the windex and the napkin…
    tommu hilfiger never really said that did he? i was too young and wikipedia says the contrary …

  145. eskay Says:

    >>wikipedia says the contrary

    yeah, well I mean I can go to wikipedia right now and make myself the 44th President.

    http://www.snopes.com/racial/business/hilfiger.asp

  146. The Fabulous Me! Says:

    Jay-Z mentioned Cristals position on the radio and state he will no longer be supporting their product.

  147. Nah Right » Blog Archive » Jay-Z Takes My Advice Says:

    […] either of the two 40/40 Club locations. I think it’s pretty obvious that Jay saw my post from last week and ran with my idea. It’s common knowledge that t […]

  148. nation of thugacation Says:

    thanks eskay…
    but thats not completely true, i tried to change something that was false and the error is still there:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kufi … read the 3rd paragraph… apparently Zeek is a kufi smacker now

  149. eskay Says:

    yo I was reading that Kufi entry last week and I was dying. I saved the page cuz I knew they were gonna edit it back and they did but now it looks like all the nonsense is back and they even added on to it. that shit is hilarious

  150. CONCRETELOOP.COM | » Archives » JAY-Z WONT SERVE CRISTAL AT 40/40 CLUB.. Says:

    […] ttp://concreteloop.com/gossip/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/jaysm.gif” title=”jaysm.gif”> In response to comments made by Frederic Rouzaud, the managing director of Louis Roderer Cri […]

  151. freshsista Says:

    Maybe rappers would learn to stop promoting white brands. I guess they got tired of seeing thier product poured all over girls. I know people will say it is race, but would you really want them promoting your exclusive product? He didn’t say jack when those white people didn’t want him to move into that apt. building, but bought it anyway. If somebody does not want people pooring their product on women its racist? I don’t think so. What has the world come to when somebobdy says it racist because they won’t but $900 bottle of Cristal? Whatever! I guess black people should boycott, oh wait 99% of us don’t drink it anyhow. Everytime some one does not like what rappers do that call it racism. It’s black childern being uneducated and we are suppose to care about an “elitist beverage” I don’t think so. Won’t Jay boycott the words Nig*as, B*tches and Hoes and I support that. Anyway rappers are not the only ones who buy, so does the rest of the world

  152. eskay Says:

    >>He didn’t say jack when those white people didn’t want him to move into that apt. building, but bought it anyway.

    obviously he did, since you know about it, and no he didn’t buy the condo. and you’re being incredibly naive if you don’t think those comments have a racial undertone. I’m sure that some rowdy rock groups also drink Cristal, but do you see them complaining about them?

  153. freshsista Says:

    ^^
    you’re being incredibly naive if you don’t think those comments have a racial undertone. I’m sure that some rowdy rock groups also drink Cristal, but do you see them complaining about them?

    eskay no you are wrong he did buy it check Hot 97 audio interview and get back to me 12/05 and he said it on 106 & Park.

    The last thing I am is naive. Being black and being a rapper is not synonymous (as you can see because hip hop let Eminem say all kinds of racist bull and didn’t say anything). You have ignorant rappers walking round saying Oprah hates them because she does not want to be bitch up and hoes down in every song. Maybe I am slow but he did not say I don’t want BLACK PEOPLE drinking Cris did he? The problem is non business people do not understand what it means for a company to keep the “integrity of a product”. Do you see the rock groups with it in thier video pouring on the floor and on women? Hmmmm NO. The African Diaspora is oppressed by racism world wide and he says squat about it. We need to get some perspective.

  154. eskay Says:

    How did he buy it if they wouldn’t let him in the building? but whatever, I’ll look into it, if I’m wrong my mistake but the fact remains that he did say something.

    >>Maybe I am slow but he did not say I don’t want BLACK PEOPLE drinking Cris did he?

    so now you have to come right out and say something racist to be racist? look, I understand that a business has to maintain it’s image and I know all about brand integrity, but these comments were wholly uncalled for. Jay-z is a top executive at a major record label, co-owner of a sports team, among other things but they don’t appreciate his patronage? come on thats bullshit.

    >>The African Diaspora is oppressed by racism world wide and he says squat about it.

    oh come on. this isn’t about the wider problems facing black people, it’s about Cristal. like I told GET in the other thread, the man takes a stand about something and rather than take it for what it is, people want to go at him for not speaking out on other shit? get a grip. i suppose you all would have been happy if he would have kept his mouth shut? I’m sorry but I don’t see the logic in that theory.

  155. freshsista Says:

    eskay
    ^^^^ In this world people get credit for dumb shit. It’s like people who get rewarded for taking care of your own kids.Who the hell cares if he does not buy something most people can’t afford. If you listen to the audio on hot 97 he also said he id NOT affected by racsim anymore and hip hop has done more for race relations than black activists. So why should any hard working black person give a damn about this? We shouldn’t and I don’t. Maybe your right this isn’t about the wider problems facing black people, it has nothing to do with black people AT ALL. This is a issue for rich people so why does HE interject RACE now. I done don’t give a shit is he drinks Cristal or Cahmpale. LOL

  156. eskay Says:

    well like I told homey in the other thread, I don’t know where ya’ll live but I know plenty of hood ass motherf*ckers who spend they money on Cristal. I’m sure you’ve seen ’em too, the dudes in the club spending they whole check on a bottle just so they can look like ballers. the same dudes pulling up to the projects in a new hummer, you know the type. so if they can save 200 dollars by buying some Mo’ now instead of Cris, why shouldn’t they? if you ask me this definitley affects the hood.

    In all honesty, I don’t know that the dude at Cristal is racist, I have no idea what goes on in his mind, but I take any attack or criticism on hip hop as a possible predjudice against black people. how can you not? I see no reason to give this dude the benefit of the doubt just because he didn’t say anything overtly racist. but regardless, you’re right, this may in fact not be a race issue, cuz it ain’t just black hip hop fans buying Cris. but it’s definitely a hip hop issue because he flagrantly put down our community.

    Like I said in the post, this boycott was mandatory, especially from Jay because of all of the free promotion he gave them through the years, so I don’t think anybody is like “oh he took such a stand, what a great guy.” he had to do this, it was the only thing to do in a situation like this.

    I don’t drink Cristal either, never have, but I care about this because I don’t want to see anybody who gives a shit about hip hop spending their money on it and I damn sure don’t want to see the company making even one dollar off of us moving forward.

  157. nikia Says:

    it’s a conservative magazine so i’m sure he didn’t think hip hop fans would even catch wind of such a thing.

  158. craig butters Says:

    I say good riddance to the hip hop crowd. jay-Z supports songs about violence against whites and cops. Yet he calls the comments by Cristal “racist”
    I bet cristal is delighted to lose the market to noveau rich blacks. Look at what happened to Hennessey, it is a joke among white people.

  159. craig butters Says:

    hennessey is pig bile, how can the negro communtiy of America adopt it is as their liquor of choice? Maybe they should stick to what they know like mad dog and 20/20

  160. eskay Says:

    you’re a fucking moron, gtfoh.

  161. Suge Says:

    Cristal got along fine for a couple of hundred years without you idiots. I am sure they will get along for a few more.

  162. Dean Witter Says:

    After having seen the type of English that is written here I would not want anyone of you here drinking my products. Everyone seems to be subhuman here. The comments made by the company chairman are justified.

  163. t Says:

    puhlease…that was probably the most harmless comment…and now because the “almighty” ROC decides to take a stance on it…after 8yrs of “poppin Cris” ya’ll are agreeing with him? get a life and opinion of your own.

  164. eskay Says:

    actually I called for the boycott before Jay dumbass

  165. Suge Says:

    Hey, Cristal could come up with an offer to get Jay-Z, Shay-Z, Fay-Z, Ray-Z and the rest of the homies back in the fold: for each case of Cris’ you be poppin’, you get a box of .40 calibre hollow points. For 50 cases you get a free Glock with your favourite NBA team logo on the side. For a 100 cases you get free body armour and the entire Tupac and Biggie collection.

  166. a nice cup of tea Says:

    I know next to nothing about rap and hip hop (or much outside of how to make a nice cup of tea), but i have read the offending article, and it seems to me that any racism, implied or otherwise, cannot be attributed to Frederic Rouzaud. The Economist was clearly looking for a controversial comment, and well done to them, they got one. Indeed, it was the Economist that added the ‘unwelcome attention’ comment. Surely Jay-Z should be boycotting the Economist? Rouzaud makes wine in a tiny corner of France, that costs him a fortune to produce – of course he gets irritated at seeing it poured all over the floor in music videos! And, like me, he wouldn’t have a clue about the culture, the music – any of that. he just sees the efforts of generations of his family being poured on girls behinds. No doubt this will cause howls of derision, but it does seem a case of making a mountain out of a molehill…

  167. TerranB Says:

    As an African-American brother, I don’t understand why we always jump to the defense of hip-hop culture. What we need to do, is rid ourselves of this culture of corruption, materialism, and disrespect for our beautiful black sisters. If Mr. Cristal has problems with rappers drinking his drink, just for show, it stems not from a problem with hip-hop’s color, but from hip-hop’s shameful promotion of ignorance. We’ll never get respect from anyone if we strive to be thugs and womanizers. Fix that before anything else.

  168. Kevin Says:

    I am amazed at how ignorant 99% of the comments on this page are. Reading message after message filled with illiteration and profanity is proof enough of just what perpetuates the negative, streotypical imaging of people of color in america. Cristal, Moet, Hennessey and all the rest are drugs and vices. Why spend a dime of what you earn on such things as these? You would rather buy rims than a textbook, go clubbin’ than go to class, spend for today than save for tomorrow. Many of you vaccuum and wash your cars more than you do your floors at home. The most commonly heard voices among people of color are entertainers and athletes, it is your number one outlet for having a political voice at all. As sad as that may be, it is true. But, what do you have to say when you speak and influence generations of others like you? “Lean wit’ it, I got weed and Hennessey, You aint fresh asimiz, bitch nigga this, new booty that.
    This is the one of the primary reasons whites are and will always be your superiors. You as a people have lost your soul and instead carry drug money and bus passes in fake Louis Vuitton wallets, purses and backpacks. Eventhough this does not apply to all blacks, it applies to enough of you that I speak without fear because you are largely too lazy to do anything about it. You will kill one another before you take any action whatsoever against someone like me. But do me this favor, keep buying the things we (whites) produce to enslave you, continue complaining about the system while getting your uneducated women pregnant, go to jail, pose and profile in front of your own people, (because we are not impressed by the stupid way you dress, your loud stereo or pimped out ride) and leave the rest of the world to us. But do me a solid bro. don’t respond to this message unless you have an degree in something other than pimpology, a savings account and a job.

  169. Naynay Says:

    Yall people are acting like it’s your problem that Jay is bout’ to boycott! If that’s the drink you drink.Then shut up and drink it! If it’s not then you just mad cause you can’t afford to. All about being illiterate. WTF does any of that have to do with Cristal? NOTHING! Go put a puzzle together or something.

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  172. John Doe Says:

    Give the children of Cristal a break. They just mad cause niggas make more money then dem.

  173. John Doe Says:

    Give the children from Cristal a break. They just mad cause niggas make more money then dem, and celebrate it by pouring there drink all over dem broads.

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