He’s not the first to say it, but is probably one of the youngest and may be the most suprising person to speak out given what social media has meant to his career. In a recent interview with The Source, rapper Drake claimed that Twitter and Tumblr are ruining his generation.
Kevin Evanetski was certainly surprised and taken aback by the comments, accusing the emcee of coming off as both pompous and hypocritcal in his comments.
Evanetski founded Social Yeah, a boutique social media strategy firm based in Buffalo, NY.
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Another single from Mike Posner’s 31 Minutes to Takeoff. The Duke grad dedicates the track to Carolyne Stevens – and via e-mail he wouldn’t tell me if she was real/if that was her actual name. However, Posner later tweeted me that he’d like to discuss on-air… hmm… dope track nonetheless.
Carson Daly insists that Michael Jackson’s management wasn’t as strict as the team around Britney Spears, and that has caused Daly to turn down an opportunity to interview the “Womanizer” singer.
“I was jst TOLD my @britneyspears interview tomm on @ampradio MUST b pre-recorded & submitted 4 approval by HER mgmt b4 it can air!” tweeted Daly. “F THAT!” (sic).
Daly elaborated that Spears’ management wanted him to pre-tape the interview and submit it for not just approval, but editing as well. If he agreed to waive his right to final cut (as well as the First Amendment), then her team would send him back a copy of the interview for air.
“I’ve known and supported (Spears) since she was 15,” Daly responded to a fan’s inquiry. “This has nothing to do w her. Just her ppl,” (sic).
Daly believes that Spears might not even know what her management is doing. The singer releases her seventh studio LP, Femme Fatale, today.
So I’m sitting in the studio, watching “American Idol” – and I see the bottom two are Casey Abrams and Stefano Langone. Immediately I tweet this…
Then, Abrams is eliminated and handed a mic to sing for what could be his last time. I knew something was up here…
So… we’ll just call it a wash? Follow me on Twitter.
Justin Bieber’s manager learned the hard way last night that “Bieber Fever” is contagious not just in teenagers, but their mothers.
Scooter Braun is currently overseas with the pop star on the European leg of the “My World Tour.” A fan’s mom not only found out what Manchester hotel he was staying in, but what floor he was staying on.
“Dear mother who showed up on my hotel floor at 230 am last night demanding that I wake up justin for ur kids…ARE YOU F*#KIN KIDDING ME!?! (sic)” Braun tweeted to his almost half-a-million followers. “It is never the kids that are rude and insane…always the moms. I know you love your kids but think about the example you are setting.”
Braun discovered Bieber on YouTube and guided the teenager to international fame. You’d think by this point he would’ve seen it all… then again, you’d think mothers would have a little more common sense.
Big thank you to Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden, who was kind enough to send a link out on Twitter to my interview with him and brother Benji. Joel only has about, yunno, 480,000 + followers…
What’s even cooler? M.C. Hammer follows Joel, saw the link, and sent it out to his 2 million followers.
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Thanks to Twitter user TXSunshine001 for sending this along… pretty funny stuff – fast forward to :36 in.
Well, at least I have ONE thing to talk about the next time I interview Adam, haha.
I mean, it’s “The Ralphie RADIO Show” – so why wouldn’t there be audio associated with the top 10 trending topics on Twitter in 2010? BTW, of the 25 billion tweets sent last year, those trends were…
1. Gulf Oil Spill
2. FIFA World Cup
4. Haiti Earthquake
6. Apple iPad
7. Google Android
8. Justin Bieber
9. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
10. Pulpo Paul
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International artist K’naan called in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” to chat about his new single, “Bang Bang”, which feature’s Maroon 5’s Adam Levine on the hook. The Somalian-born musician also spoke about a recent set of Twitter updates where he apologized for “going through the motions” on stage at an event in Dublin. K’naan was surprised that even legitimate news outlets printed his tweets, which he revealed were literally sent moments after leaving the stage.
But, the singer is looking forward to his fall tour in the U.S., admitting on “The RRS” that he believes the trek could get him “some excitement again.”
“Bang Bang” is off K’nann’s album Troubadour, available now.