NYC's Hot 97
played an offensive, unfunny parody known as the "Tsunami song" over a four day period last past week or so. I heard about it not long after it happened but only just recently got a chance to listen to it for myself. During one airing, Miss Info
objected to the airing, only to be lambasted by her co-hosts, Miss Jones
and Todd Lynn
. At one point, Jones replied, "I know you feel you're superior because you're Asian, but you're not." Don't believe me? Listen to a clip
(mp3) from the Jan 21 morning show. If you listen closely you will hear
one of the djs
Lynn say that he's gonna "start shooting asians" at 3:37 in the recording.
The lyrics (courtesy of Long Short):
There was a time, when the sun was shining bright
So I went down to the beach to catch me a tan
Then the next thing I knew
A wave 20 feet high came and washed your country away
And all at once, you can hear the screaming chinks.
And no one was safe from the wave.
There was africans drowning, little chinaman swept away
You can heard god laughing, swim you b*tches swim.
So now you're screwed, it's the the tsunami,
You better run and kiss your ass awake, go find your mommy
I just saw her float by, a tree right through her head.
And now your children will be sold in child slavery.
(imitating michael jackson)
'Oh no, please not the kids. I'll pay for all the kids.
all the little Indonesian kid, the little Asian kids, the chinese kids.
the black, oh well, not the Black kids.
the White kids, the Puerto Rican kids.
I love them all. I'll pay for everything.
I promise I won't touch them
cute. i may not be asian but you shouldn't have to be to be outraged. tell me someone could pen a similar song about african-americans, and "shooting all the niggers" and get away with the pitiful apologies  
the DJs/radio station have issued. they'd have the NAACP and other major organizations all over them. is this really 2005?! i never really cared for hot 97 when i lived in the city, but you certainly couldn't pay me enough to listen to it now, if this is the sort of crap they're gonna allow on the air. Where is the FCC
when you really need it? oh, that's right, they're too busy scaring networks into censoring cartoon nude bottoms
More from hiphopmusic.com and the NY Post. the hiphopmusic.com link has a ton of email addresses and other info if you wish to express your opinion in a way that might actually make a difference. while there are two online petitions going ( ) it seems to me that the first step ought to be finding a new station to listen to.
::edit:: NY Daily news story