A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 12, 2016
“Music is like candy—you throw away the rappers”

"Music is like candy—you throw away the rappers” is a jocular line that has been printed on many images. (Candy has “wrappers.") “Music is like candy; Throw out the ‘rappers’” was a comment submitted to the Des Moines (IA) Register in September 2005.

Rap music fans, of course, do not agree with the one-liner.


22 September 2005, Des Moines (IA) Register, “Your 2 cents worth,” IowaLife, pg. E3:
Music is like candy; Throw out the “rappers.”
-- Clive teen

29 September 2005, Des Moines (IA) Register, “Your 2 cents worth,” IowaLife, pg. E3, col. 3:
To the person who said, “Music is like candy, throw out the rappers”: They listen to rap in Clive?
-- Des Moines woman

Google Groups: alt.architecture
Seen somewhere.
Don
11/22/05
Music is like candy - you gotta throw away the rappers.

Twitter
andersrocks
‏@andersrocks
music is like candy.... you hafta throw away all the rappers!
5:24 AM - 3 Jun 2008

Twitter
valencia
‏@Lenci_Va
music is like candy you eat the good stuff and throw out the rappers
9:59 PM - 11 Jun 2008

Twitter
LOD
‏@eille_K
Listening to so called music.. keep in mind, music is like candy, you need to thow away the wrappers ;D (go puns)
12:10 PM - 25 Nov 2008

reddit
Music is like Candy… (self.funny)
submitted October 6, 2011 by postman2448
throw away all the rappers

reddit
music is like candy; its only good when you take out the rappers (imgur.com)
submitted October 22, 2011 by uuuuuuuuuuuuffffffff

Google Books
The Adventures of Malcolmist The Alchemist
By Malcolmist The Alchemist
Xlibris Corporation (Xlibris.com)
2012
Pg. ?:
Music is Like Candy, You Throw Away the Rapper: Title Created by Jose

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