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 October 04, 2017
“Auctioneers are the original rappers”

Auctioneers have frequently been compared to rappers. “Auctioneers, the original rappers” was posted on Twitter on March 5, 2009. “Were cattle show auctioneers the first rappers?” was posted on Twitter on August 24, 2009.

“You know, when you get right down to it, auctioneers were the original rappers” was posted on Twitter on September 19, 2009.


Wikipedia: Auction chant
Auction chant (also known as “bid calling”, “the auction cry”, “the cattle rattle”, or simply “auctioneering") is a rhythmic repetition of numbers and “filler words” spoken by auctioneers in the process of conducting an auction. The chant consists of at least the current price and the asking price to outbid. Auctioneers typically develop their own style, and competitions are held to judge them. Outside of auctions, the chant has been the subject of music and used in commercials and film.

Twitter
Amanda Leigh Henry‏
@ohmandaleigh
“auctioneers, the original rappers”
2:47 AM - 5 Mar 2009

Twitter
Paula Spurr‏
@cowpunkmom
Auctioneers sound like country rappers. Love it!
8:50 PM - 18 Apr 2009

Twitter
Baron Lane 🎙️‏
@TwangNation
were cattle show auctioneers the first rappers?
10:42 PM - 24 Aug 2009

Twitter
Joe Nevills‏
@mibredclaimer
You know, when you get right down to it, auctioneers were the original rappers.
3:25 PM - 19 Sep 2009

Twitter
Kevin‏
@KevinLaSean
Auctioneers are the original “fastest rappers alive”
1:44 PM - 27 Dec 2011

Reddit—Videos
Auctioneers Make Excellent Rappers (youtu.be)
submitted August 11, 2016 by dylan76

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
auctioneers are technically rappers
submitted April 8, 2017 by JerrytheFetus1993

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
it’s weird that you never see auctioneers become rappers.
submitted October 4. 2017 by NapClub

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Wednesday, October 04, 2017 • Permalink