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02/06/2013 11:05 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

LISTEN: Rapper Volunteers Talents To Make Hold Music For Yahoo

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, file photo, Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, listens during the 43rd Annual Meeting of the
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, file photo, Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, listens during the 43rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland. Yahoo showed more signs of progress during the fourth quarter of 2012m, as the Internet company took advantage of higher ad prices and rising earnings from its international investments to deliver numbers that exceeded analyst forecasts. The results announced Monday, Jan 28, 2013, covered Yahoo's first full quarter under Mayer. (AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron)

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?

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BEFORE YOU GO

  • 1 Advice To Job Hunting Women
    "Find something you're passionate about and just love. Passion is really gender-neutralizing," Marissa Mayer said on Martha Stewart's "Women with Vision" television series in 2011.
  • 2 The Pie 'Isn't Big Enough'
    "Right now is a great time to be a woman in tech, but there's not enough women in tech," Mayer told a CES2012 panel hosted by CNET. "[I] worry a lot of times the conversation gets really focused on what percentage of the pie is women. And the truth is, the pie isn't big enough. We're not producing enough computer scientist. We're not producing enough product designers. We need a lot more people to keep up with all of these gadgets, all of this technology, all these possibilities." Mayer also commented on the stereotypical culture within the tech world: "There's all kinds of different women who do this. You can wear ruffles, you can be a jock, and you still be a great computer scientist or a great technologist, or a great product designer."
  • 3 Tangible Technology
    "There's just huge growth and opportunity. [T]he fact that the technology is now so tangible in our everyday lives, I think, will inspire a lot more women to go into technology -- and I'm really heartened by that," Mayer said for the MAKERS "Women in Tech" interview series in 2012.
  • 4 Internet Empowered
    "I consider myself incredibly lucky to be present in a moment in time when this wonderful and powerful medium, the internet, is empowering geeks -- and especially female geeks -- to express and pursue their passions," Meyer said in a 2012 acceptance speech at the Celebrating Change gala. She had just won the International Museum of Women's first-ever Innovator Award.
  • 5 Geekin' Out
    "People ask me all the time, 'What is it like to be a woman at Google?' I'm not a women at Google; I'm a geek at Google. And being a geek is just great," she said in an interview for CNN's "Leading Women" series in 2012.
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