the insane rants of an apsiring rap manager and hater

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Weird Al Saves Hip Hop

just when i couldn't take it anymore. white people everywhere ruining rap with all their racist talk about how great coke rap is. or at clubs screaming rick ross lyrics and not knowing standard 50 cent songs. or worse yet, talking about how k-rob and rammelzee were the pinacle of of hip hop (see the article about the founders of the hipster clothing brand king stampede in xlr8r this month--i swear to god i wanted to kill myself when i read about these guys).

its too much to take. wannabe white hip hop nerds running hip hop for everyone. i don't even want to be associated with this music anymore enough to make me want to go listen to alt rock.

then weird al comes along and points out how ludicrous the whole situation is. he takes the pop rap song of the year, which is a houston banger by chamillionaire and turns it into a parody of how insane hip hop is these days.

first off weird al has a better read on the state of hip hop then most hip hop writers and bloggers. yankovic has his finger on the pulse of hip hop. this record is about how not cool and not unique it is to be white and love gangster rap. while bloggers champion how cool it is to love this shit, weird al knows that this is the music that nerds listen to. and maybe its not really d&d star trek nerds in who dig it. but it is music nerds. its people who are also bugging out about clap your hands and say yeah and other shit that ive never heard of.

and unlike many of the white hipsters that listen to crack rap, this weird al isn't making fun of crack rap. he's not making fun of chamillionaire either. he's certainly not making fun of the song. how can you? its a great song. he's making fun of the listeners.

granted--that includes me. i am as white and nerdy as it gets. but i can take it. i've been white and nerdy since way before it was cool.

the short of it is this. hipsters--weird al has pulled your card.....

2 comments:

Your Buzzin Rollo said...

Damn you read way to far into this song. Its not a parody of hip hop at al. He jsut wrote about being a geek and put it over a Koopa song. No different than when he did All About the Pentiums. Relax...

bsidewinzagain said...

am i not entitled to read it as a parody of hip hop if im so inclined? i think considering that the people who listen to this crack rap are mostly white geeks like tom b., this song is particularly apropo.....

and the song def. highlights that these are the people that listen to rap. without that as the context of the song, its really not all that funny....

and you should relax--why you worried about how i choose to see this song?