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Al Bell Featured in New York Times Talks about Music Industry

16sontag_600AS the peacock-blue Cadillac with the gold trim and fur lining spun on a giant turntable in the Stax Museum of American here, , the final owner of the late, great record label, chuckled. Decades before 50 Cent with his customized Rolls-Royce and with his tricked-out Lamborghini, there was with this pimped-out ride, an over-the-top gift from Stax to its over-the-top , who wore slave chains like emancipatory bling across his bare, buff chest.

“The reason I chuckle is because I think of what has been born out of the rap and the hip-hop world, and then I look at what we were then, and , you know, we were ahead of our ,” Mr. Bell said. [read the whole story here]

CEO of RF Focus, Radio and Music Industry Veteran. Radio DJ, Programmer, Musician and Voice Talent. Graduated from Performing Arts in Buffalo, N.Y. and worked at the legendary KKBT (92.3 The Beat) during its nationwide heyday in the early 90s. Also worked for Stevie Wonder at KJLH.