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(CNN)   Minor riot erupts in Times Square during MTV search for new rap star   ( divider line
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12251 clicks; posted to Main » on 24 Feb 2003 at 7:32 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-02-24 07:34:40 PM  
i win.
2003-02-24 07:35:12 PM  
Curse you.
2003-02-24 07:35:31 PM  
Your life is all downhill from here.
2003-02-24 07:36:01 PM  
"Nubianz, PLEASE !!!
2003-02-24 07:36:10 PM  
publicity stunt.
2003-02-24 07:36:56 PM  
2003-02-24 07:37:08 PM  
the competition, which is part of the cable channel's "Hip-Hop Week," would be rescheduled.

I have lost all faith in the future of humanity.
2003-02-24 07:37:36 PM  
Remember kiddies, you can't spell CRAP without RAP.

Rap Music is an oxymoron.
2003-02-24 07:38:09 PM  
this is off subject but any Des MOines farkers who are public servicman, (police officers, fireman, emt's etc) can get into big earl's for FREE this month! I am not a serviceman so can't go :( but anybody who is please take advantage and tell me how cool it was :) GRRR!!!!! I thought i was gonna be the Boobieser on this!

/goes into the corner to sulk
2003-02-24 07:38:16 PM  
Quote from the late Sam Kinison
"I thought rap will fizzal out like a bad fart"
2003-02-24 07:39:22 PM  
American Idol was bad. Then it spawned American Idol 2, a country music version, and a rap music version.

I believe there should be funding to destroy this horrible menace before it spreads any more. Along with Oprah and her sidekicks (Dr. Phil).
2003-02-24 07:40:42 PM  
wow.....i watched the number of comments for this story go from 0 to 9 in under 5 minute........the beauty of fark is great indeed
2003-02-24 07:40:57 PM  
I usually don't complain about tags, but this was obviously
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2003-02-24 07:40:58 PM  
Sam Kinison not one for grammar, aye?
2003-02-24 07:41:55 PM  
2003-02-24 07:42:13 PM  
Who's the dumbass?
2003-02-24 07:44:47 PM  
who gives a fark?
2003-02-24 07:44:54 PM  
...and just so it's clear:


The art of arranging sounds in time so as to produce a continuous, unified, and evocative composition, as through melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre.

Vocal or instrumental sounds possessing a degree of melody, harmony, or rhythm.

You can say it sucks, but it's really stupid to just claim rap as not music.
2003-02-24 07:47:03 PM  
"which is part of the cable channel's "Hip-Hop Week," would be rescheduled"

As opposed to every other week out of the year...
I miss M2 and how it used to play decent videos.(Pre-1998)

Damn you MTV!

"da da da"
2003-02-24 07:48:07 PM  
I feel like drinking a Purple Chongo. Yo.
2003-02-24 07:48:08 PM  
Isnt rioting and violence one of the basic pilars of rap-ology? They are just "expressing" themselves- keepin' it real.
2003-02-24 07:48:48 PM  
I hope they beat THESE rioters.
2003-02-24 07:51:28 PM  
Sidi - Dr Phil rocks.
2003-02-24 07:51:57 PM  
How can people be violent around rap artists?!?
2003-02-24 07:52:41 PM  
02-24-03 07:37:08 PM SquirrelWithLargeNuts i'm with you on this but also thought it must be part of MTV's salute to black history month. if so they don't have much time to reschedule in.
2003-02-24 07:53:36 PM  
I don't watch that MTV, 'cause they don't play the hair metal anymore.
2003-02-24 08:03:17 PM  
Holy_Snappers...I just wonder what the hell Oprah did to him that makes him hate men and sex so much. To quote Clone High, he's a "little biatch-bot."
2003-02-24 08:04:24 PM  
I don't watch that MTV, 'cause they don't hardly play the music videos any more.
2003-02-24 08:04:54 PM  
At one time in history, "entertainer" was the lowliest trade any poor sap could have.
2003-02-24 08:06:38 PM  
I don't watch that MTV, 'cause they suck.
2003-02-24 08:07:43 PM  
If it can't be hummed, whistled, or sung, then it ain't music.

You're going to have do better than gathering a pack of retards whose 'musical talent' consists of a Casio rhythm machine and whose performance consist of chanting obscenity laced rantings at the top of their lungs while jerking around like someone who forget to take their antispasmodic medication for their epilepsy.
2003-02-24 08:07:52 PM  
Sidi - Dr Phil just keeps it real. Are you threatened?
2003-02-24 08:09:21 PM  
You're going to have do better than gathering a pack of retards whose 'musical talent' consists of a Casio rhythm machine and whose performance consist of chanting obscenity laced rantings at the top of their lungs while jerking around like someone who forget to take their antispasmodic medication for their epilepsy.

still music.
2003-02-24 08:10:33 PM  
I can't believe a gathering of hip-hop fans turned violent. Such nice, upstanding citizens...
Now if you will excuse me, I have to go fix my sarcasm detecting machine. It just exploaded.
2003-02-24 08:12:35 PM  
Is there a "dumbass" here? "Asinine" might have been more appropriate, as would have been the WAY-underutilized "Stupid" tag.

Please people - overusing "Dumbass" just takes away from the power it holds.

/still stuck at work, posting shiatty tag complaints on fark
2003-02-24 08:13:48 PM  
still music.

I repeat: If it can't be hummed, whistled, or sung, then it ain't music.
2003-02-24 08:19:35 PM  
This is definitely
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2003-02-24 08:19:58 PM  
Is there a "dumbass" here?

Everyone there is each individually deserving of this tag for nothing more than being there.
2003-02-24 08:20:42 PM  
Detective Joseph Cavitolo, a police spokesman, said three people were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and inciting to riot.

Def Jam Execs: Give those rioter's a contract! They got street cred!

Yeah, I know, got nothing.
2003-02-24 08:23:34 PM  
Gimprulez...Hum me , "The Rites of Spring," By Stravinsky, and then we'll talk.........
2003-02-24 08:28:26 PM  
Gimp, There are tons of rap songs with melody know as well as anyone else that rap, under definition, is music. Your definition just sounds ignorant. Last time i checked, percussive instruments played was music (see drum corp, Stomp, what have you), yet they fall not in yours.
2003-02-24 08:29:46 PM  
Rites of spring by Egor Stravinsky
2003-02-24 08:32:47 PM  

Always fun how every time an article related to rap music in any way gets posted, the comments thread immediatley falls into a rap sucks/rap doesn't suck battle. Whee...

Just for the record, I found myself whistling a New Kingdom track earlier today.
2003-02-24 08:36:24 PM  
Snaguaro, I'm not trying to say either way. I just hate it when people put their own rules on to what music is and isn't.
2003-02-24 08:41:57 PM  

Merzbow, anyone?
2003-02-24 08:45:08 PM  
Merzbow is a dick and a nerd. He has nothing new to say. I mean, I know it's all noise out there. I get it.

Rap is music. Rappers say some of the most profound things I've heard in music. It's because their livelihood depends on their tongue. Def Jux anyone?

One more thing. The riot didn't happen because it was a bunch of hip-hoppers. It was because they're black.

/STRAIGHT to hell
2003-02-24 08:48:05 PM  
i don't have any Merzbow, however i do have some stuff by The Boredoms
2003-02-24 08:54:44 PM  
you can't say that this is just a rap thing, anytime you take that many egos and put them into one place stuff like this is going to happen. I myself am not into rock music but I have a lot of friends who are heavy into to it and they would go to "battle of the bands" shows and tell me about how bands would get into fights with one another but since it's not MTV hosting them they don't make the news.
2003-02-24 09:00:26 PM  
Dance of the Hours belched. (.wav file)
2003-02-24 09:03:28 PM  
Ahh, the sheer eloquence of rap, it's performers and fans.

Alexandre Dumbass? Is there an Alexandre Dumbass here?
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