The Critical 'I'

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Friday, September 19, 2003

GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL, ORIGINAL GANGSTA
word to thy mother
All those badass mofo musicians we have today? Nothing but poseurs, g. They're all trying to be like George Frederick Handel, a revered baroque composer who, unbeknownst to most of us, dropped some shockworthy tunes way back in the day.

Luckily, Apple's iTunes Music Store has spotted Deejay Handel for the doggy-dogg that he was. Earlier this week, iTunes tagged Handel's masterpiece "The Messiah" with its Explicit warning, putting the piece in the same category as many metal and hardcore rap selections (not to mention making it the only classical selection to be so marked).

Apple says it was a temporary mistake, but I think we all know better. West-siiiieeeede!