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CNET Rapper Chuck D throws weight behind Napster

May 01, 2000, 22:08 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Borland)

"A few prominent musicians are beginning to rally around MP3-swapping company Napster, which faces a potentially crippling series of lawsuits from the recording industry and some artists."

"Rapper Chuck D, who has long been one of the industry's most outspoken proponents of MP3 music, said today that he is hosting a song-writing contest on his Web site, aimed at highlighting how Napster can help musicians."

"We want to draw attention to the positive aspects that Napster has to offer artists," Chuck D said in a statement. "They need to realize that they can benefit infinitely from what it has to offer."

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