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Rap Snacks: A Linguistic Tasty Treat

February 18, 2006

Doc Wanz, this one's for you, g:

As I was browsing Big Lots this evening, I came across Rap Snacks! You know you are totally jealous, dude! And, score! I got some Back to the Ranch and Funky Nacho chips for 30 cents a bag! Woohoo.

Look at these things:

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The back of Funky Nacho reads "Rap is a form of poetry that expresses the trials and tribulations of urban youth through music" & "Rap es una forma musical poetica que espresa las pruebas y tribulaciones de nuestra juventud urbana." Nice!

These are distributed out of Philadelphia in an effort to promote up and coming rap artists. I love the guerilla marketing feel of the campaign. Visit the website for more information: http://www.rapsnacks.com.

Moira at 11:36 PM :: Comments (3) :: ::
Comments:

Hah! I spotted these at Big Lots when I was Christmas shopping, too. I won't comment about the obvious merchandising of junk food to urban youth, but the little messages on the bag that say "Respect Your Elders" and "Education is Knowledge" make me curious about this whole thing, since I highly doubt that the album toted on the back of the bag, "The Pimp and Gangsta" really espouse those slogans.

Oh, and despite what MC POTATO wsays, you can NOT rap and snack at the same time.

Posted by: Mike Arnzen at February 19, 2006 01:40 PM

Yeah, I found the possible contradictions pretty interesting myself. Hey, kids, educate yourself and eat crap! Sweet!

And, thanks, you just saved me a potentially embrassing social incident with that rapping and snacking thing... whew! ;c)

Posted by: moira at February 19, 2006 10:51 PM

Hey, baby...all is fair in love, war, and advertising/marketing...see Wynter's essay on Transracial America "selling"...and, hey, Mike...I know you can rap and snack at the same time...just chew very rhythmically and chant umm, umm in a forceful humm while flashing English department gang signs. Chomp that funky spud chip, white boy.

Posted by: papa smurf wansor at May 4, 2006 12:48 PM
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