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      Whites Urge "Please Stop Jockin' Cristal"


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      Managing Director Of Cristal Not Impressed With Rap Patronage
      By Nolan Strong
      Date: 6/6/2006 2:15 pm


      In a special edition of The Economist Magazine, the managing director of Louis Roderer Cristal addressed the popularity of the brand amongst Hip-Hop artists.

      In an article titled "Bubbles & Bling" in a special Summer 2006 issue, Frédéric Rouzaud, the managing director of Cristal, stated that the company observes its association with the rap world with "curiosity and serenity."

      Despite importing over 50,000 cases of the champagne per year, Rouzaud was less than thrilled at rappers' fondness for the posh drink.

      "What can we do?" Rouzaud told The Economist. "We can't forbid people from buying it. I'm sure Dom Perignon or Krug would be delighted to have their business."

      The article further labeled the constant Cristal patronage by rappers as "unwelcome attention."

      The article contains pictures of Sean "Diddy" Combs, one of the drink's most popular enthusiasts and quotes Jay-Z's No. 1 hit "Hard Knock Life," which name-checked the brand.

      According to AmericanBrandstand.com, the pricey champagne was the 8th most mentioned brand on Billboard's Top 100 chart in 2005 with 35 mentions, being promoted by the likes of Kanye West, Trina, Lloyd Banks, The Game, Mariah Carey, and others.
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      Hmmm...if for no other reason, THIS reason sounds like a good idea to stop buying it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Raha
      Hmmm...if for no other reason, THIS reason sounds like a good idea to stop buying it.
      My thoughts exactly. If hip-hop culture stopped buying it, the champagne company who makes this over priced stuff will undoubtedly go bankrupt! Then they'll be kicking themselves for making such a statement.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Raha
      Hmmm...if for no other reason, THIS reason sounds like a good idea to stop buying it.
      I agree Bro Raha
      Let them have their poison Sparkling water goes for 2.99 at your local drug store

      I found the entire article http://www.economist.com/intelligent...ory_id=6905921
      I dunno if I wanna be upset because these crakkkas feel that this champagne is only for THEIR elite, or these fools paying 600 bucks for a bottle of poison

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      Quote Originally Posted by Draptomania
      I agree Bro Raha
      Let them have their poison Sparkling water goes for 2.99 at your local drug store
      That's too much for a replenishable resource. Lol

      Next thing you know, they'll be charging people for sunshine!

      Lol! Oh the absurdity of this existence just cracks me up.

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      WOW!
      You mean whites folks at this company want us to stop making them filthy rich while slaughtering ourselves off before we can gather enough intelligence to outperform them ecomically and get the money back? I'll be obliged. Of course, I never drank that rocket fuel anyway.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Raha
      That's too much for a replenishable resource. Lol
      The extra $$ is for the "sparkle"
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      OK, I just read the Article...

      It seems as they are saying, "well, we don't like them buying our stuff, but we don't want our competitors to get their money."

      $300 a bottle? Hmph! That's the cost of a lot of professional development classes. I'd rather spend it on increasing my brain cells than destroying them.

      I'm sorry, but anyone who will pay this much for wine needs therapy.

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