Filtering through the crap to give you the real deal!

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They say that any press is good press and well I guess this is a test of that fact. Honestly we stay away from dissing people in our magazine. We like to show you the stuff we like instead of harping on the stuff we don't but today that rule is being thrown out because our editorial department just got the straw that broke the independent camels back.

Below you will see a press release we recieved early today. The press release is well done but the subject is what's the problem. Tons of you have been wondering for months or even years "how do these really bad songs get played" and this is the reason. Even artist who put out crap for the lowest common demonenator of thought have press people. They push you to write about someone and if you keep the links in, you'll even probably get tons of hits. That's how the game works ladys and gents.

So I just thought I would share that when we share music, movies, art, politics, food, furniture, gadgets, etc we've filtered though10 or 20 stories like this one to make sure we're giving you the good stuff. I'm not complaining at all, I just thought it was comical.




NEW YORK, NY (April 22, 2008) - Today premieres the official “Smell Yo D*ck” music video. The song, which has over 330,000 views on YouTube and over 230,000 plays on MySpace, has catapulted Bartow, FL rapper RISKAY to Internet fame.

The video for “Smell Yo D*ck” can be seen exclusively at by clicking here:

“Smell Yo D*ck,” which the NEW YORK TIMES raves “…is almost as catchy as the concept” and NEW YORK MAGAZINE claims is “An instant classic,” has spread like wildfire across cyberspace. Blogger Perez Hilton raved about the rapper on his website, posted a video of himself singing the song (which has over 500,000 views on YouTube, and even asked Riskay to perform at his SXSW showcase. Comedian David Cross named the song in his “Top 10 of 2007” list on and Howard Stern brought the song from computer speakers to stereos when he played the song multiple times on his radio show in February.

The video for “Smell Yo D*ck” was filmed earlier this month in Fort Lauderdale, FL with director Eric Kline (Mariah Carey, Bon Jovi), and features performances by Aviance and Real, who also contribute vocals to the song.

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Rai-mon Nemar is an independent lifestyle advocate and the founder of LEGENDmag. With a background in music, coupled with more then 12 years of being an entrepreneur, Rai-mon is a forward-thinking progressive who's life work is synthesizing the independent aesthetic and creating a community for "indies". Visit his blog IndieGuy and follow him on twitter.