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  1. How Three Upstarts Derailed Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, And Tyler, the Creator’s Branding Deals: Guest Post by Dan Charnas

    May 10, 2013 12:14 PM EDT Dan Charnas (@dancharnas ) is the author of The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop (Penguin) and Def Jam: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label (Rizzoli). Billboard.biz welcomes responsible commentary -- contact jem. ...

  2. Exclusive: Tyler, the Creator Talks Mountain Dew Controversy: 'It's Not Gonna Change My Art in Any Way'

    May 02, 2013 10:02 PM EDT .112 k 13 0 On Wednesday, PepsiCo removed an online ad for Mountain Dew developed by Odd Future rapper Tyler, the Creator after accusations surfaced that it portrayed racial stereotypes and made light of violence toward women. In the 60-second spot ...