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Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager

by vroom (Pope)
on Nov 06, 2002 at 15:28 UTC ( #210757=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager

Snoop Dogg
[bar] 87/16%
Flavor Flav
[bar] 34/6%
Dr. Dre
[bar] 91/17%
Busta Rhymes
[bar] 57/11%
Jay-Z
[bar] 10/2%
DMX
[bar] 16/3%
MC Hawking
[bar] 116/22%
Other
[bar] 119/22%
530 total votes
Comment on Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by tune (Curate) on Nov 06, 2002 at 16:12 UTC
    Any of them would be cool! :-) All the rapstars are sleeping while i am working, so we would never confront! :-)

    --
    tune

      The Best is Caņita Brava
Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by mjeaton (Hermit) on Nov 06, 2002 at 16:20 UTC
    Dr. Dre....but after thinking about it, I should have marked other and said Ice Cube.

    mike
Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by Mr. Muskrat (Abbot) on Nov 06, 2002 at 16:23 UTC

    I'm probably going to regret this but...

    Jam Master Jay

    Why? Because he's dead and everyone knows that the only good Project Manager is a dead one! *rimshot*

    Update: Feel free to substitute the name of any dead rap star and the result will still be the same.

(jeffa) Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by jeffa (Chancellor) on Nov 06, 2002 at 16:51 UTC
    Flavor Flav, because he wears those big clocks around his neck to remind you that the project was due yesterday.

    jeffa

    yeah ... boooyeee
      hehe, i'm going to have to agree, that would be a big plus for any project manager ;)
Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by talexb (Canon) on Nov 06, 2002 at 17:12 UTC

    Hmm .. being as I was alive to enjoy Abbey Road when it was released, I can't really identify with questions about Rap Stars. About the only one I can recall enjoying (let alone identifying) is Will Smith, at the end of Men In Black and also as his persona DJ Jazzy Jeff with Parents Just Don't Understand (a great video).

    I've heard of Run-DMC and some of the other artists (TuPac, Dr. Dre), but apart from that, most Rap is beyond my musical horizon. All it brings to mind is huge attitude, guns and violence. Hmm, sort of like rock'n'roll in the 70's, I guess.

    I prefer hands-off Project Managers. Tell me what to do, give me the resources to do what I know how to do, let me give you a demo every once in a while (weekly at the current job -- it's great!) and everything will be peachy.

    Can't really relate that to a Rap Star. You could have asked about Spanish matadors or Australian Rules Football stars and I would have been equally baffled.

    --t. alex
    but my friends call me T.
      talexb++

      It's refreshing to see someone from the same musical era as me. I too was around when Sgt. Pepper's and Abbey Road were released. I also remember punched cards - my first programs were submitted on decks of cards.

      If Ali Gee were an option, I would have picked him, as he is parodying the whole DJ and rap thang. As it is, I would go with joshua's suggestion - "What?"

        Uh-oh - old-timer's reminiscing about punchcards alert!

        Just nod your head and say "Yeah - those Burroughs B 5000's sure were keen" and you'll get out of this alive. :)

        {NULE}
        --
        http://www.nule.org

        I also remember punched cards - my first programs were submitted on decks of cards.

        Punchcards?!?! At least you had punchcards...all we had were knitting needles and army surplus toilet paper...

      Umm DJ Jazzy Jeff was his partner. As in his buddy in the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air".

      And I hate (silent-c)rap.

      --
      perl -wpe "s/\b;([mnst])/'$1/g"

      In that case, I'd suggest Snoop Dogg. Up until recently, he'd be too stoned to get in your face about anything. If he did, you could distract him with Cheetos.

      Still can you imagine George Clinton as a PM? He'd assemble a fat funky team that would move, flow, groove, and shake it's ass all over Planet Funk. And Bootsy'd be a developer.

      -Logan
      "What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."

        Now yer talkin' .. George Clinton did a wicked song called something like Do You Want Fries (With That Shake) that came with a very funny video. Very funky and groovy. If there's music in it, that's cool. The same beat pattern looped ad nauseam, a single bass note, people shouting attitude over top of each other .. I can't really get into that.

        Of course, Guess Who's American Woman was totally different from that, right? :)

        --t. alex
        but my friends call me T.
Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by TStanley (Canon) on Nov 06, 2002 at 17:29 UTC
    Definitely Ice-T

    TStanley
    --------
    It is God's job to forgive Osama Bin Laden. It is our job to arrange the meeting -- General Norman Schwartzkopf
Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by alfie (Pilgrim) on Nov 06, 2002 at 18:24 UTC
    I voted other for I'd like to have Thomas D. as Project Manager. He's one of the frontmen from the german rapgroup Die Fantastischen Vier, and he is really great. Especially he has a tendency to preach a lot in songs (listen to his latest project Son Goku), so I guess that makes him a perfect Project Manager.
    --
    use signature; signature(" So long\nAlfie");

      Yes, Thomas D., definitely. "Rueckenwind" (tailwind) is one thing every project needs. And with "Arschloch" ("asshole"), there even is a song to listen to when you just suffered a visit from your PHB. :-)

      Best regards,
        Jochen "geewiz" Lillich

Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by gregor42 (Parson) on Nov 06, 2002 at 20:04 UTC

    Wow. This is a toughie... Nowadays there are SOOOO menay choices...It's like choosing a single Guitar God in the 70's...no matter who you choose you feel like someone's being left out...

    Thought I'm very tempted to choose FlavorFlav due to his unbridled enthusiasm, I would opt for Chuck D since his Public Enemy songs reflect more intelligence IMHO...

    Busta Ryhmes might be a good motivator since he admitted that he used to sell crack..

    And as for creative inspiration I'm thinking B Real (of Cypress Hill) would supply the goods..

    But, having actually seen all of these guys live, I'm going to have to go with King Adrock of the Beastie Boys. No one comes close to his energy level. I remember years ago when they headlined Lollapoluzzalayayayoyodynde and he was off the hook.

    Oh & before y'all start thinking that you can discern something about me from these comments...I'm much closer to the guy in Office Space turning down his radio while driving through the 'hood so he doesn't get shot at than some script-kiddie-wannabe-gangbanger. I go to to lots of very diverse concerts. By far the best shows I've ever seen are a heated tie between Jane's Addiction & Deep Purple.

    It might be an interesting poll to ask what kind of music people listen to when they code. I think it actually makes a difference in your concentration level. I for one, listen to techno...



    Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
      It all depends. If I have a bead on what I'm doing, I like Punk Rock. If I need a little inspiration, it's Techno-Industrial (Thrill Kill Kult, Ministry, Front Line Assembly). Sometimes, I just need to drown everyone out and essentially turn my ears off. For that, I put on headphones with some ambiant techno or trance. I'm not really a fan of the stuff, but it's really easy to ignore while it's drowning out office chatter.

      -Logan
      "What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."

Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by LTjake (Prior) on Nov 06, 2002 at 20:44 UTC
    I'd love to have MC Frontalot as my project manager. You can't go wrong with the world's 579th-greatest rapper!

    --
    Rock is dead. Long live paper and scissors!
Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by oakbox (Chaplain) on Nov 06, 2002 at 21:28 UTC
    If I was just starting out, I'd opt for Dr. Dre, he got Eminem off the ground, so he's got to be a good motivator and mentor. But at this point, I'm happier with a manage who just kind of hangs back and says, "That's cool" (Or rather, says whatever cool people say, I'm sure it's not 'cool') without interfering with me. THAT'S Snoop Dogg

    oakbox

      Yeah... Snoop's the guy I'd want when it comes time to hand out bonuses...
      i totally agree with that :)
Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by runrig (Abbot) on Nov 06, 2002 at 21:55 UTC
    I don't know, they all just sound so derivative of LKJ...IMHO :-)

    Where's the CowboyNeal option when you need it...*sigh*

Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by BubbaJones (Novice) on Nov 06, 2002 at 23:36 UTC
    Vanilla Ice all the way! Ice Ice baby... Vanilla Ice Ice baby....
(joshua) Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by joshua (Pilgrim) on Nov 07, 2002 at 04:18 UTC
    What happened to the "what?" option?

    -Joshua

      Look dogz you's gotta represent. We the rappers of the computing world, taking the art of programming to a new level. They'z says you gotta have structure, objects, and grammar. We's got all that but comming to you ina different flava a'ight?
      We can make it ryme, can make it tight, we can code it up all night ya hear?

      Catch you on the next script. Perl style 02, We out

      And for that matter, do you think Commander Taco raps?

      Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!

        And for that matter, do you think Commander Taco raps?

        Unfortunately, yes. You just reminded me of an old Linux World that I had until now mercifully forgotten. Some things were simply not meant to be. The performance of Should I sleep or should I code? at the Slashdot booth was among them.

Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by @rocks (Scribe) on Nov 07, 2002 at 18:32 UTC
    Hey guys, If there was an all of the above button I would push that but sense there isn't, DMX would let people know who's boss and would deal with troublemakers...so I wouldn't have to.

    -@rocks

Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by false (Novice) on Nov 07, 2002 at 19:56 UTC
    I met Ice-T when I was in L.A. Ice-T would be one cool PM. :)
Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by jarich (Curate) on Nov 08, 2002 at 01:46 UTC
    I had to choose other. Rap is less common in Australia than in some other places and although I really enjoyed the two rap youth presentations I have attended neither of their names were in the list.

    We need a "Who?" or "None of them" kind of option. I like my boss the way she is. I think a rapping boss would drive me nuts.

    Jacinta

Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by Gerard (Pilgrim) on Nov 08, 2002 at 04:39 UTC
    I voted other for Che Fu. He's so cool. http://www.rianz.org.nz/publish/detail.cfm?item=112&page=awards.cfm
Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by BioHazard (Pilgrim) on Nov 08, 2002 at 12:28 UTC
    I unfortunately don't like rap and chose 'other' but when I think I have to choose someone who is a kind of star...
    Maybe Simon and Garfunkel? :) I really like this type of music.

    BioHazard
    reading between the lines is my real pleasure
Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by straywalrus (Friar) on Nov 08, 2002 at 14:27 UTC
    I selected other because the only 'rap' Cd i have is EinsZwo from Germany. I don't like rap, but these fellows are quite funny to listen to, so they should manage my projects.
Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by cecil36 (Monk) on Nov 08, 2002 at 15:35 UTC
    My "rapper PM" would be CowboyNeal, only because this is a poll, and the CowboyNeal option was missing. Like he could rap anyways.
Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by vek (Prior) on Nov 08, 2002 at 22:33 UTC
    Not a big fan of rap in general but I did vote for Flavor Flav as I do actually own a Public Enemy album - which is rather scary really :-)

    Did I really just admit to that?

    -- vek --
What? No B-Boys?
by Steve_p (Priest) on Nov 09, 2002 at 07:39 UTC
Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by spacewarp (Pilgrim) on Nov 10, 2002 at 17:07 UTC
    Other: Weird Al Yankovic!

    Spacewarp

    DISCLAIMER:
    Use of this advanced computing technology does not imply an endorsement
    of Western industrial civilization.
Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by malaga (Pilgrim) on Nov 10, 2002 at 23:08 UTC
    Is it me or is that a very male-oriented list? Aren't there any female rappers? Not that there's anything WRONG with a male rapper project manager.
Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by Hero Zzyzzx (Curate) on Nov 11, 2002 at 01:36 UTC

    Kool Keith. He's absolutely insane, and probably wouldn't give a crap about what you'd do. He'd have some wacked ideas, though.

    To break the patriarchy, Sister Souljah would probably be an amazing project manager, and she'd probably kick my white *ss too.

    -Any sufficiently advanced technology is
    indistinguishable from doubletalk.

Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by Jouke (Curate) on Nov 11, 2002 at 09:37 UTC
    Why would anyone want a Rap Star as his or her Projectmanager? I would most certainly not want any rap star as a project manager!

    Jouke Visser, Perl 'Adept'
    Using Perl to help the disabled: pVoice and pStory

      Amen brother!

      I'm afraid to these old ears, the very juxtaposition of "rap" and "star" constitutes an oxymoron.

      He..ck! It's bad enough when your PM starts screaming at you when you goof...but to have him (or her) start rappin' at yer. saints (small s intended) preserve us.

      Can you imagine all that hand flapping and finger pointing and....

      Now wa'chew doin' ya im-bi-cile
      Look here bro' you's gotta get real
      These for's n foreach's n crap wiv map
      Splice a slice! It twice as nice.
      What's wi'chew packin'? Dat ain't cool
      Den you gotta unpack, you fool.
      Oh! You used vec! Well ain't dat bitchin'
      And and's 'n' or's 'n' some bit twiddlin'
      So you tink you bad you stupid m..an
      But when you gone, then some poor other
      S'gonna take the heat for you bein' clever
      To clean the sh..ambles you leave behin'
      While you gone clean from t'scene o't'crime
      Dat poor sucker will be doin time.

      N' you don't take it upon your gumption
      To put your code in-to production
      Why you tryin' to usurp my function?
      You gotta know dat's my decision
      Cos you screw up: I get de-rision.
      Now look here Joe or what'sya name
      Do it again and you'll feel the pain
      Of collectin' your cards from the front office
      You gotta learn just who the boss is
      When I say jump you ask how high
      N'if I tell ya, you'll learn to fly.
      But you will respect my headroom
      Or else you'll die!

      I think my response would be "Hey Guy! Nice try. Goodbye", and I'd walk out whistling ol'Blue Eye's "My Way" (though I preferred Johnny Rotton's version:^).

      I'd sing it, but that would leave me liable to prosecution for criminal damage:)


      Nah! You're thinking of Simon Templar, originally played (on UKTV) by Roger Moore and later by Ian Ogilvy
        I know I'm six months late pointing this out, but it was Sid Vicious who covered "My Way", not Johnny Rotten.

        It may seem like a small thing, but speaking as a scholar of the period, there's a world of difference between the two. Lemme see if I can offer a comparison:

        Johnny Rotten is to Sid Vicious as Kevin Smith is to Jason Mewes.

        John had very specific ideas about music, fashion, and society which he expressed through his style and lyrics despite a complete lack of vocal talent and formal education. For a brief shining period, he was able to embody the fear and loathing of a society that was collapsing upon itself. One 19-year-old kid became England's Public Enemy Number One through his lyrics, attitude, and grooming. Not since Elvis has a pop musician had such a dramatic effect in such a short time. Post-breakup, he alone had the foresight to retain the rights to his music, and the brains and balls to fight for what was rightfully his (it took 15 years, but he won). And, post-Pistols, he had a respectable career fronting PiL.

        Sid Vicious was a deeply damaged man-child who was completely unable to cope with success on any level. He couldn't play, had no ideas, and no emotional defenses to protect him from the demands of fame and stresses of infamy. Fun fact: on the Sex Pistols' one album, all Sid's bass lines are overdubbed by Glen Matlock. Sid was brought into the Pistols because of his attitude, not for anything resembling talent. He was a nasty, brutish gutter punk who became the worst rock-and-roll casualty of all time.

        For further study, read England's Dreaming by Jon Savage and watch The Filth and the Fury. There will be a test.

        -Logan
        "What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."

Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 12, 2002 at 03:04 UTC

    No Eminem? For some reason that doesn't surprise me ;-).

Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by true (Pilgrim) on Nov 12, 2002 at 17:45 UTC
    eminem
    download him
    write code to him
    you'd be surprised
    and shoot your project manager in the head
    You ARE YOUR project manager 
    
Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by bronto (Priest) on Nov 13, 2002 at 09:56 UTC

    A rap star as project manager? Oh, no! I had enough raps from my current boss :-)

    Seriously now, I'm missing the "None" option

    Ciao!
    --bronto

    # Another Perl edition of a song:
    # The End, by The Beatles
    END {
      $you->take($love) eq $you->make($love) ;
    }

Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by sleeping_lizard (Initiate) on Nov 14, 2002 at 06:48 UTC
    It would have to be Dr. Dre.
Re: Rap Star I would most like as my Project Manager
by fraktalisman (Hermit) on Nov 14, 2002 at 17:33 UTC
    Should be Missy Elliott for at least 2 reasons:
    She's one of my favourite rappers and she's got her style of her own;
    plus she's not only a rapper but also a producer, so maybe she's got more brains than most o'dem others.
    One reason against Missy as a project manager might be that everyone must work hard (I guess) but that's OK for me when working on a *good* project.

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