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EXCLUSIVE: Fatman Scoop On New Felli Fel Record, Drake LP

It could end up being one of the bigger club records of summer ’10: “I Wanna Get Drunk” by DJ Felli Fel featuring Lil Jon, Three 6 Mafia, and Fatman Scoop. The song basically takes Van Halen’s “Jump” and replaces the title with the word “drunk.” But there’s just one hurdle before party-goers begin drinking to it nationwide.

“Right now they’re in a little kind of ‘dust-em-up’ (with Van Halen’s people) about clearing the record but I think everything’s going to be alright at the end of the day,” revealed Fatman Scoop, who called in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” to promote a party he was hosting Saturday night at the Scranton Hardware Bar. “Hopefully this record is going to be what we think it is, which is like a summer anthem, a get drunk anthem.”
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Scoop called in to "The Ralphie Radio Show" to chat about the party he is hosting Saturday night (6/12) at the Scranton Hardware Bar, Drake, his new record "I Wanna Get Drunk", and his reality show, "Man and Wife."
Scoop knows a thing or two about club anthems. But his work has transcended turntables to radio, television, and even a couple Grammy awards. I was interested to know of his thoughts on Drake’s new album, Thank Me Later, which will be officially released on Tuesday. His answer surprised me.

“Most of the time, I don’t listen to albums like that before everyone else,” he responded. “I wanna get it right when everyone else gets it... but what I’ve heard… I can tell you pretty much that he has a good, bright future ahead of him.”

The hip-hop star said he hasn’t crossed paths with Drizzy yet, but figures it’ll happen sooner than later.

TMZ'S NICKI FERTILE: LiLo Avoids Jail, For Now

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To SCRAM or not to SCRAM... TMZ's Nicki Fertile breaks down the latest drama in Lindsay Lohan's life.

Catch Nicki on TMZ TV, local listings here.

DAILY DOWNLOAD: Carmen Reece - 'Raindrop'

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Carmen Reece checks back in to "The Ralphie Radio Show" to chat about what she's been up to since she joined "The RRS" in studio, as well as introduce her new single, "Raindrop."

Raindrop is available for purchase on iTunes.


EXCLUSIVE: Susan Finkelstein Speaks Before Sentancing On Craigslist/WS Tix Scandal

The evening before she was to appear in front of a judge for sentencing on the conviction of attempted prostitution, Craigslist user and diehard Philadelphia Phillies fan Susan Finkelstein said she had no regrets about the situation.

“I feel really comfortable with my body and with my sexuality,” Finkelstein said via telephone in an interview which aired Wednesday on “The Ralphie Radio Show.” She was referring specifically to the topless photos she sent to an undercover police officer who responded to her ad on Craigslist last fall.
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Susan's side of the story can be read here.
The post read, “Diehard Phillies fan -- gorgeous tall buxom blonde -- in desperate need of two World Series tickets. Price negotiable -- I'm the creative type! Maybe we can help each other!” After sending the pictures and meeting at a bar with the officer – Finkelstein was arrested and charged with prostitution. The police department held a press conference on the matter – and sent the press in to a frenzy – with Finkelstein’s mug shot appearing across the globe. A jury found her not guilty on the charge but did pass an unprecedented guilty verdict on attempted prostitution.

“That’s actually the first time anyone in Pennsylvania has been charged with it, let alone convicted of it,” revealed Finkelstein. “It really makes no sense because attempted prostitution is prostitution.”

The conviction carries a maximum sentence of one-year in jail. With the way things have played out, Finkelstein is preparing for anything.

“My lawyer and some other legal advisors that we’ve talked to have basically said it’s probably going to be probation,” she said. “But given the craziness of this situation since last October, I’m not taking anything for granted.”

While some things in her life have changed drastically since the incident made international headlines, you might be surprised to hear that other aspects haven’t: yes she was fired from her full-time job, but she’s still happily married to a husband that she says has been “very supportive” through the entire process. Finkelstein has also attended a few Phillies games this year, at the urging of close friends.

DAILY DOWNLOAD: DJ Earworm - 'Like OMG, Baby'

The DJ that brought us "United State of Pop 2009" is at it again, this time mixing up some of the biggest tracks of 2010 in to one track.

Earworm is offering the mix for free here.

WINGMAN WEDNESDAY: Connecting Too Quickly

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The Wingman advises a listener from New Jersey to relax, everything's going to be fine.

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DAILY DOWNLOAD: Lights - 'Saviour' (Adam Young Remix)

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Lights talked about how the collaboration with Owl City's Adam Young came about and yielded the remix to her single "Saviour" on "The Ralphie Radio Show"

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EXCLUSIVE: New Artist Lights on Touring With Owl City, Making It In The States

She’s already won Juno awards and climbed the charts in her home country of Canada. Now, 23 year-old Lights (yes, that’s her legal name) is invading the States with her infectious pop melodies… or at least attempting to. The Canadian explained on “The Ralphie Radio Show” that breaking through in the U.S. is easier said than done.

“It’s a lot of work, and a lot of musicians, especially from Canada, kinda get disheartened because it’s not the same,” explained Lights, who continued as to how one country’s music scene differs from the other. “Canada has Canadian Content Laws on all entertainment. At least 30 percent of the music that’s on the radio has to be Canadian.”

The country to our north has a committee similar to our version of the FCC that enforces the law – which benefits all Canadian artists, and especially those that have already made it big worldwide: Nickelback, Drake, Justin Bieber, and Theory of a Deadman just to name a few.
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Of course Lights received assistance from a well known, American talent in Owl City’s Adam Young, in breaking through to the lower 48. The singer recently wrapped up a tour with Owl City, and Young even remixed her single, “Saviour.”

“The tour was wonderful because of the music that he makes, like, it’s very similar to mine in a lot of respects,” she said. “Its electro pop, it’s real easy to sing along with so the crowd’s that came out… were really accepting of the music I had.”

As far as off stage – Lights noted she didn’t become “super tight” with Adam because he keeps to himself, which she wasn’t surprised with, considering Young’s pretty honest about his shyness in the music he makes.


Thank You For The Birthday Love

Had such a great birthday weekend... I officially turned the big 2-5 yesterday - and I spent the day with my girlfriend in New York City, taking in the Yankees game at the Hard Rock Cafe at the stadium (the team played in Toronto), then doing a little shopping and walking around - the weather was gorgeous.

The number of calls, texts, Facebook messages, and Twitter at replies were overwhelming. Thank you so much, means a lot.

Oh, and because I just received this from the label (thanks Bobbi!) here's a shot of me and Orianthi from last week:

97 BHT/"The RRS" In The Press Last Week

97 BHT and "The Ralphie Radio Show" received some solid media coverage last week surrounding our private events with both Orianthi and Adam Lambert.

WNEP did an excellent job with their report, and properly crediting/citing 97 BHT and "The RRS" in naming the event's host and my interview with Adam - even including a sound byte of me talking about the whole ordeal:

Other stories...

- Times Leader
- Electric City
Thanks to all the media outlets that covered the event!