NOEL KING, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Noel King. Summer sounds like an ice cream truck coming down the street, doesn't it? But it turns out that jingle "Turkey In The Straw" has a racist past. So RZA of the Wu-tang Clan has composed a new siren song. The jingle is available for free to all ice cream trucks.
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RZA: We wanted to make a melody that includes all communities - that's good for every driver, every kid.
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KING: He says this song is made with love. It's MORNING EDITION.
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