Rap about homeless widens Yale-city gap

November 18, 2004
When M.C. Platano (Gabe Hernandez ’07) advertised his rap “Lickin’ a Bum” to the Yale community in an e-mail last month, 150 students replied, expressing their indignation over the offensive nature of the lyrics. Platano initially removed the song from his Web site and issued an official apology, admitting that the song was both “immature »