Oprah meets Ice-T uptown

*** Many thanks to Deano Murakami aka Deano von Lounge aka DJ Butcher for reminding me of this. Deano was due to join us on the show this Saturday after flying in from Osaka, Japan but got busted going through customs with some unlicensed whale meat. ***

For your Christmas/New Year lull viewing pleasure, here’s one of those classic TV moments you never thought would happen (well not back in 1990 anyway).

In 1990 Oprah Winfrey hosted a discussion about the PMRC (Parents Music Resource Centre) and their “Parental Advisory” labelling of records.  Guests on the show were Jello Biafra, Tipper Gore, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Juan Williams, Ice-T and Nelson George.

I remember watching it, by pure chance, one lunchtime in the RDU offices (it was my first year there) and with the dozen of so people milling about it was a real “WTF?” moment before any of us had ever used the term “WTF?”. I think that’s the effect of Oprah Winfrey reciting Ice-T and Guns N’ Roses lyrics cold. Someone should give her a record deal.

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One response to “Oprah meets Ice-T uptown

  1. I think this is a timeless argument, still relevant.

    Enjoyed this, thanks guys.