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LISTEN: Rapper Volunteers Talents To Make Hold Music For Yahoo

02/06/2013 11:05 am ET

Last week, Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, insulted the music played for people put on hold when they call the company. Specifically, she called it "garbage" and asked her team members to "make a note" to fix it.

Mayer may have gotten more than she was asking for.

After Mayer's comment was inadvertently broadcast during an earnings call, the Jingle Punks swung into action. The online music library, which creates custom tunes, saw opportunity in the story and decided to create new hold music for Yahoo. The team got ahold of one-hit wonder Snow, a rapper famous for (and only for) his "nearly incomprehensible 1992 reggae-rap hit 'Informer'," according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

The rap is unique, to say the least. While we think it's unlikely to be picked up by Yahoo, we imagine Jungle Punks was aiming to have the song go viral. (It did.) But it missed some chances here. The hold music mentions Yahoo a lot, but doesn't, for instance, mention Marissa Mayer's name -- or any other facts about the company. Couldn't Snow have at least made a Macallister reference?

Earlier on HuffPost:

Marissa Mayer On Being A Woman In Tech


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