Tuesday, April 24

Have You Shot The Rapper?

by A.man.I

If you're a frequent MySpace user, then you've probably seen the advergames that invite you to play a silly video game to win a prize, which is often some kind of free ringtone. An advergame, if you haven't figured it out, is an advertisement disguised as a video game, and one in particular has stirred up a little controversy.

The game features a rapper that looks a lot like 50 Cent, and the ad asks you to "shoot the rapper." I saw it about a week or so ago. Though I thought it was a bit inappropriate, I went on with my MySpace business and didn't think about it until now.

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It seems others have noticed the ad. Now, AllHipHop.com is criticizing MySpace for running it, especially in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings.

I'm not sure if MySpace is still featuring the ad, but if you catch it lemme know and lemme know me what you think.

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5 Comments:

At 11:28 PM, Anonymous Scooby Hardee said...

I personally think its hilarious & 50's claim to fame was getting shot & surviving so its all in good fun.

 
At 4:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They ca rap about shooting police and then find this offensive?

 
At 12:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there anything blacks don't whine about? Give him a few million dollars, bend over and kiss his Godly feet and all will be ok.

 
At 10:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where can I play? :D

 
At 4:18 PM, Anonymous Jay said...

Hummmm, Never seen this, but it sounds fishy to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 3:06 PM, Anonymous buy generic viagra said...

I hate this kind of social networks, yet all Myspace redesigned many of the features of its site in both layout and in function. One of the first functions to be redesigned was the user home page, with features such as status updates, applications, and subscriptions being added in order to compete with Facebook.
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