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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-07-06 04:40 PM
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Conservative Rappers?
Coming at the heels of the recent announcement by marketing firm Maven Strategies to pay popular rap artist to spit lyrics about the virtues of McDonalds, in particular the Big Mac sandwich, other marketing firms have taken note. It has become glaringly obvious to Fortune 500 companies and Madison Avenue advertising agencies that the best way to sell a product is to employ the rhyming services of Hip Hop artists.

. . .

Enter the Tokeback Institute out of Resslin, Virginia. This is anultra conservative marketing firm that
specializes in mainstreaming right wing values that are being championed by the current Bush administration. They pride themselves on being the marketing gurus behind getting Americans to buy into the policies supporting the War in Iraq as well as the new love and desire for 'High Morals'.

The secretive conservative institute now has set its sights on Hip Hop. They not only want to, but fully intend to follow in the footsteps of McDonalds and Seagrams Gin and will began paying popular rap artists as much as a million dollars plus bonuses to rap about conservative policies. It's called political product placement.

http://www.progressiveu.org/135801-conservative-rappers
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-07-06 04:42 PM
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1. I saw some boyz crusing in H3 around the slum today
could be neo-con rappers...
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-07-06 04:45 PM
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2. I'd rather jam knitting needles into both ears then fill both ear
Edited on Sun May-07-06 04:46 PM by leeroysphits
canals to the brim with BONDO than listen to manufactured "conservative" hip-hop.

Kid rock is WAY bad enough.
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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-07-06 04:46 PM
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3. That should be a hoot.
I cant wait.
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MazeRat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-07-06 04:47 PM
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4. What amazes me is people pay to actually listen to it.....
Edited on Sun May-07-06 04:50 PM by MazeRat7
Rap is crap and while it may have a place in society.. it certainly is not music....nuff said.

MZr7

edit: clarification of my disdain for the art form.


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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-07-06 05:02 PM
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10. You're listening to the wrong stuff.
The rappers who don't get mainstream play are actually quite good and have meaningful lyrics.
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-07-06 05:25 PM
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12. Rap most certainly is music!
According to the Oxford American Dictionary, music is defined thusly:

"The art or science of combining vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) to produce beauty of form, harmony and expression of emotion."

Perhaps you don't think rap is beautiful, but it certainly falls under most (if not all) generally accepted definitions for "music". Take it from a music teacher. :)
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MazeRat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-07-06 10:26 PM
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13. as in complete with a melody.... hummmmmm
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-07-06 04:48 PM
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5. Gee, I can hardly wait...
From the Tokeback Posse, here's MC Mule and his band, the 40 Acres...

(Do we dare write the lyrics?)
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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-07-06 04:48 PM
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6. Cant you see it?
Edited on Sun May-07-06 04:49 PM by Ksec
Young MC Klanman doin it at the ATL. Holla back yall
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-07-06 04:48 PM
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7. 50 Cent is a Bush supporter.
Maybe they'll get him.
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SeveneightyWhoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-07-06 04:51 PM
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8. You know this is fake, right?
Just search for the "Tokeback Institute", for instance. No such thing.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-07-06 05:04 PM
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11. Google "Confederate Ivy" while you're at it.
Edited on Sun May-07-06 05:04 PM by HypnoToad
It exists, it just doesn't show up in google either. :D
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-07-06 04:54 PM
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9. The idea is so bad, they have to pay people to get them to do it
ProBush Rap = Commercials
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