vet (v): to appraise, verify, or check for accuracy, authenticity, validity, etc.: An expert vetted the manuscript before publication.-- dictionary.com
We got to give it up to our man Vikter Duplaix for unintentionally pointing us in the direction of some foolishness. When we saw that Vik had posted our "25 Things That Killed (and are Still Killing) Urban Music" list in a Myspace bulletin, we were ecstatic! That could only mean he reads SoulBounce. But, strangely, the bulletin ended with this:
Urban Network wants to get your input on this op-ed, send your responses to [email protected].
Ahh, so he got it from The Urban Network. It's posted here. If you look closely, you'll see no citation, no link, no credit and no mention of SoulBounce, which is basic "internettiquette". Why, it's almost as if the "Anonymous" individual that submitted it to The Urban Network would have you believe they emailed dozens of friends and got the input of co-editors and slaved over that listicle for a week. Oh, and instead of a witty rejoinder like XXL, "Anonymous" posted it verbatim; a straight up copy/paste jack. At SoulBounce, we pride ourselves on providing our audience with original content. We may quote, we may paraphrase, but we always tip the hat. We get that we're dope, but what's dopeness without proper attribution?
Since I'm nothing if not diplomatic, I did email dmitchell to let him/her know "25 Things That Killed (and are Still Killing) Urban Music" originated with my own personal blood, sweat and keyboard. I also informed dmitchell that if no correction was made on The Urban Network I would be airing them out at 12 noon.
Oh look. It's 12:05.