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The PCs are in a better place.

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Glad to see they've finally instituted a valid product testing program...

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The look on his face in that promo photo...
The same look of confusion I saw in my high school algebra class on every person that failed.

 

Can't you just see the angst?!

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Cannot believe parents would allow their children to be in the same room as a dumbed down trash like that.
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Don't believe that those destroyed PCs are in a better place. They could have been saved with Linux. All PCs are welcome to convert to Linux. We accept them with open arms.

 

These days the word rapper should raise red flags regarding lyrics. Only Will Smith would be a rapper who wouldn't use such language. He even campaigned against gangsta rap and negativity in rap music. The chain of command at Microsoft really messed up this one. Who will get fired and who will be demoted over this? Perhaps since they don't really care that much, everything will remain the same.

 

I would like to read a follow up story to know if Machine Gun Kelly gets sued or if his performance fee would be withheld.
 

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A rapper going berserk in a Microsoft store.

 

One of the few cases where THIS doesn't work:

 

 

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what does it have to do with music?  This guy wasn't doing music.. he was doing performance.

 

Of course really since music is art, anything can be considered music, so I guess its music...  I can also call flatulence music too.

 

What?

 

You've discredited his work as noise, even though he has millions of fans, has received recognition for his work, and is signed by a music label. Purely because you dislike him due to your prejudice.

 

Flatulence is not music. Music has rhythm. It's a well understood concept to most people and has a definition in an encyclopedia (we can cover what that is another time).

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The look on his face in that promo photo...
The same look of confusion I saw in my high school algebra class on every person that failed.

 

Can't you just see the angst?!

As one of my favorite lyricists once penned "There's a killer on the road. His brain is squirming like a toad".

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Originally Posted by astrubhar View Post

Flatulence is not music. Music has rhythm.

 

Pointless condescension aside, you're wrong. It can very well be music. 

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Flatulence is not music. Music has rhythm. It's a well understood concept to most people and has a definition in an encyclopedia (we can cover what that is another time).

Some music also has melody, harmony, and counterpoint.

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LOL man that was funny!!!!
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I don't know why, but somehow this guy reminds me of Steve Ballmer.
They could do a "pas de deux" during the next M$ keynote.

somehow I cant see him jumping up there and rapping to "Developers, Developers, Developers... " 

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Should we kill everyone who produces music you don't like?

 

They've hit the top 100 and are signed by Interscope Records. That takes a lot of dedication that you don't find in someone you'd call "trash".


Wrong...

When the mass of people constituting the bottom of society, all band together and vote for some guy that too is at the bottom of society, guess what... he's still at the bottom of society.

Look into the audience during a hardcore rapper's performance.  What are the odds that most of them have a rap-sheet?  - pun intended.

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the kid is a genius actually.  this will get him more fame and fortune than the original gig would have.  who even heard of this guy prior to today? 

 

Quick..   Letterman and Leno... snap this guy up for an exclusive interview tonight.. just don't let him rap on stage.

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I don't know why, but somehow this guy reminds me of Steve Ballmer.
They could do a "pas de deux" during the next M$ keynote.

somehow I cant see him jumping up there and rapping to "Developers, Developers, Developers... " 

Try picturing him in a pink tutu with tight leotard

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He's as dumb as he looks.
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the kid is a genius actually.  this will get him more fame and fortune than the original gig would have.  who even heard of this guy prior to today? 

If you do a search on him you will find out more like the secret Apple connection /s

 

 

Delivering lyrics with the speed of a bullet train, Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly (aka MGK) experienced a meteoric rise in late 2011. Born Richard Colson Baker in Texas but raised in the Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights, MGK began making news in 2009 when he became the first rapper to win at amateur night at Harlem's Apollo Theater. A series of mixtapes, including 100 Words and Running,Lace Up, and Rage Pack came next; a 2011 performance at SXSW was followed immediately by a meeting with Sean CombsKelly signed with Comb's Bad Boy imprint that night and released the single "Wild Boy" on the label that same year. The track featured special guest Waka Flocka Flame and MGK's debut album Lace Up landed in 2012.

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It is amazing how disconnected Microsoft has become. Whether you love it or hate it, Apple has managed to create a coherent identity for itself. Meanwhile MS manages to simultaneously perpetuate a split personality that is one-half stodgy corporate boredom, while the other half is a schizophrenic, wanna-be hipster. If the "I'm a Mac" campaign reflected the message of this video, John Hodgman would pull out a Glock a pop a cap into Justin Long.

 

Now that would be a great commercial.  "I'm a PC and I'm gonna put a cap in your Mac a%#!" Boom!

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It was all a big misunderstanding! This was the pizza delivery driver, not a rap singer! It all makes perfect sense now.

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If you do a search on him you will find out more like the secret Apple connection /s

 

 

Delivering lyrics with the speed of a bullet train, Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly (aka MGK) experienced a meteoric rise in late 2011. Born Richard Colson Baker in Texas but raised in the Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights, MGK began making news in 2009 when he became the first rapper to win at amateur night at Harlem's Apollo Theater. A series of mixtapes, including 100 Words and Running,Lace Up, and Rage Pack came next; a 2011 performance at SXSW was followed immediately by a meeting with Sean CombsKelly signed with Comb's Bad Boy imprint that night and released the single "Wild Boy" on the label that same year. The track featured special guest Waka Flocka Flame and MGK's debut album Lace Up landed in 2012.

 

Wait... So he's really Bill Clinton's son?

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A lot of old ultra-conservative types like rap, and those that don't are fans of heavy metal.  That tells you a lot both about old conservatives as well as the music. 

 

I would love for you to list some names, if that is indeed true.  I really doubt that the older crowd, regardless of ideal, likes rap or heavy metal.

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When the mass of people constituting the bottom of society, all band together and vote for some guy that too is at the bottom of society, guess what... he's still at the bottom of society.

 

Correlation = causation? You're suggesting that listening to hip-hop music means you're at the bottom of society?

 

I just think you should be more open minded. People are different. Some people like guitars, others like orchestras, and others like beats and melodic lyrics.

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Wait... So he's really Bill Clinton's son?

The debates will be held at 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, bro...

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Well if Bill Gates was still around running the company he would've never allowed this to happen...

I never even heard of this guy until today.  I didn't know he was white until I clicked the article.  

If you've ever seen the HTC commercial advertising the Beats feature then you've heard his music. It's also played during football games.
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I think the guy looks a little like Captain America before they gave him the serum.

 

There is a resemblance, gotta admit.  Part Captain America/part mug shot.

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A lot of old ultra-conservative types like rap, and those that don't are fans of heavy metal.  That tells you a lot both about old conservatives as well as the music. 

 

I would love for you to list some names, if that is indeed true.  I really doubt that the older crowd, regardless of ideal, likes rap or heavy metal.

Well perhaps not but I have heard that many conservative rednecks honestly think that Free Bird by Lynard Skynyrd is the national anthem.

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What?

 

You've discredited his work as noise, even though he has millions of fans, has received recognition for his work, and is signed by a music label. Purely because you dislike him due to your prejudice.

 

Flatulence is not music. Music has rhythm. It's a well understood concept to most people and has a definition in an encyclopedia (we can cover what that is another time).

assume much?

 

I dislike his "music" ... I'm sure he's just fine himself, i do not know him.  You assume prejudice just because I don't like something you may like?

 

You also don't have a concept of what art is, and that music is art.... and no music doesn't require rhythm.  I was only pointing out that what most people define as music changes greatly over the years.  In current day, just about anything can be considered music, and its perfectly valid... I was not saying or implying that its a bad thing that just about anything can be considered music, its not... its people broadening their minds.  We don't have to agree one what music we like though.  If you don't like fart tunes, you can't just say its not music because you don't like it... or your being hypocritical.

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I just think you should be more open minded. People are different. Some people like guitars, others like orchestras, and others like beats and melodic lyrics.

And some people are appalled by grotesquely disrespectful behavior.

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Well if Bill Gates was still around running the company he would've never allowed this to happen...

 

I never even heard of this guy until today.  I didn't know he was white until I clicked the article.  

 

He's what is known as a "wigger," a white kid who thinks he's black.

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As cockamamy as this nut case rapper is, we really need to tone down the racially divisive comments.

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He's what is known as a "wigger," a white kid who thinks he's black.

How do you know whether or not he grew up in that environment? A wigger is a white kid from the suburbs around white people and all of a sudden acts "black" but a white kid raised in the hood is acting the only way he knows how to act because of the environment and the people he grew up with.
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post #72 of 128
this is so microsoft. they get rid of the only thing worth seeing in that store.
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Does his parole officer know about this?
Stay classy, Microsoft. And don't forget to wipe.

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As one of my favorite lyricists once penned "There's a killer on the road. His brain is squirming like a toad".

 

The difference being MGK doesn't sing the line, he boasts it. Furthermore, MGK would change the lyric to "Imma killer on the road..." 

There is a slice of low lives that think this is music. Someday they'll go, "What were we thinking??!"

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The PCs are in a better place.

Recycling center, instead of The Microsoft Store, LOL.

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How do you know whether or not he grew up in that environment? A wigger is a white kid from the suburbs around white people and all of a sudden acts "black" but a white kid raised in the hood is acting the only way he knows how to act because of the environment and the people he grew up with.

Read his bio... he's a wigger.

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As one of my favorite lyricists once penned "There's a killer on the road. His brain is squirming like a toad".

 

The difference being MGK doesn't sing the line, he boasts it. Furthermore, MGK would change the lyric to "Imma killer on the road..." 

There is a slice of low lives that think this is music. Someday they'll go, "What were we thinking??!"

Sorry but ignorance is is not usually self-correcting.

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Why does everybody hate rap? Rap is the only genre of music that really reflects how people feel and their emotions. Other music genres don't. They don't show that, they say "dance, dance!" or whatever. They are not real.

None of my statements include Lil Wayne or any of those idiots (YMCMB).

 

 


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Vanilla Ice eat your heart out!
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Read his bio... he's a wigger.

Yea he's a wigger lol
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