Let's Make a McDonald's Run
April 1, 2005 4:50 AM   Subscribe

McDonald's has apparently offered to pay rappers for promoting its food, specifically the Big Mac. The rap world has responded.
posted by monaco (18 comments total)

 
I'm shocked to learn that rap artists are selling out to shill for corporate brands.
posted by psmealey at 5:02 AM on April 1, 2005


"kinda hungry, man..."

"kinda hungry, too"

"kinda feel like a sesame seed bun"

"don't we all... wait! lemme get my gun"

"let's make a McDonald's run"


Word.
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 6:12 AM on April 1, 2005


Related: Most frequently mentioned brands of 2004.
White paper about the list [pdf] (from American Brandstand)
posted by strikhedonia at 6:24 AM on April 1, 2005


Thanks for the link, strikhedonia... I used to think I didn't like hip-hop for the past decade because the misogyny and the violence had started outweighing the beat and the rhymes, but it turned out all this time it was just my useless marketing hack detector going off...
posted by Vetinari at 6:47 AM on April 1, 2005


"McGangsta" is a great idea. Poor execution, though.
posted by fungible at 8:08 AM on April 1, 2005


ugh, rap. i didn't even think rap artists used that word anymore. i thought it's been "hip-hop" since the late 90s.

i was a PE, KRS kind a fan for a while, but nothing serious. i haven't missed it much.
posted by mrgrimm at 8:24 AM on April 1, 2005


ALL and ALL Fingers in the Air
McDee on the Mic
Singing....
Take your pointer finger to your lip

Push that air like you just don't care.
Letting the Gangster sing
Shhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Pleaze Zome Cheezze....
posted by thomcatspike at 8:26 AM on April 1, 2005


I'll be amazed if it sells more copies than McDonalds I've eaten today (0).
posted by 13twelve at 8:31 AM on April 1, 2005


F, I'd consider this a great April fools story, but, F, it's true...WTFFF?F
posted by dfowler at 8:48 AM on April 1, 2005


Thanks for introducing us to the world of "rap" music.
posted by tommyc at 9:42 AM on April 1, 2005


Wow, a gigantic dual shark jumping...?
posted by scheptech at 9:51 AM on April 1, 2005


I'd just like to point out that Calvin Klein is no friend of mine. I do not, in fact, want anybody's name on my behind.

Now, let's see, where did I leave my Adidas...?
posted by soyjoy at 12:21 PM on April 1, 2005


"Anything they say, people are going to do," added 16-year-old Benji Lusena of Harlem.
Why I thought it was an obvious april fools prank.
May I have my cheezzee lyrics back then?
posted by thomcatspike at 2:09 PM on April 1, 2005


that Gatbustaz site has to be a joke, right? ok, phew. I can't see anyone taking McD's offer seriously.

the offer is serious, though, right? that's not a joke, unless a bunch of people got punked.
posted by mrgrimm at 3:14 PM on April 1, 2005


i was a PE, KRS kind a fan for a while

Me too, but I'll add NWA to that. Amazingly enough, hip-hop hasn't really progressed at all from those days. Public Enemy's late 80s early 90s stuff is still the most outrageously good hip hop in terms of sheer creativity, ingenuity and message that's ever been done. The latest stuff, the 50-cent gangsta bullcrap and R Kelly insipid "nu R&B" is just plain embarassing, compared to how good the genre was 15 years ago. /geezer rant
posted by psmealey at 6:11 AM on April 2, 2005


The offer is serious, Maven Strategies is the company that will help McD find rappers that can do it. Last year Maven managed to get Seagram's mentioned in a few songs and Petey Pablos Freek-a-leek was the No. 2 hip-hop song of the year, in it he spits: Now I got to give a shout out to Seagram's Gin/Cause I'm drinkin' it and they payin' me for it.
posted by dabitch at 7:24 AM on April 2, 2005


a whole new definition of cheddar flow
posted by mikojava at 8:18 AM on April 2, 2005


We hit McDonald's, pulled into the drive
We ordered two big macs and two large fries
    and cokes..
posted by Wolfdog at 12:32 PM on April 2, 2005


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