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In case you haven't hert / Lil Jon is back / with a new track / about getting turnt / and a video so cray / it may make you lose your shirt // [& needless to say / its NSFW].
posted by Potomac Avenue (45 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
I think that it's time / for more FPPs to rhyme
posted by exogenous at 7:19 AM on April 11 [3 favorites]


What does this guy with a super powered boner in sweatpants falling through the roof and banging up everything in sight say about society?
posted by oceanjesse at 7:23 AM on April 11 [1 favorite]


That there has been a lack of srs party jams? That, or we need to really re-evaluate building codes if people are going to be spending enough time on roofs that they collapse.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:25 AM on April 11 [4 favorites]


This is probably the best video our society has created thus far.
posted by ph00dz at 7:34 AM on April 11 [16 favorites]


Lil Jon is a national treasure.
posted by dudemanlives at 7:40 AM on April 11 [11 favorites]


WHAT?
posted by wotsac at 7:54 AM on April 11 [11 favorites]


When I first heard this song I was kinda surprised that Dancehall was taking so long to really get into mainstream hiphop. I thought Major Lazer's Pon de Floor would've kicked it off into the mainstream but it seemed to fade out before reaching critical mass.
posted by vuron at 8:06 AM on April 11 [3 favorites]


Paging Dr. Freud.

Dr. Freud please click on the courtesy video screen.

And how did you feel about that?
posted by petebest at 8:13 AM on April 11 [1 favorite]


I wouldn't say this is Dancehall. This is pure trap. The DJ is French, ya know?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:16 AM on April 11 [4 favorites]


I didn't think it was possible to make great music videos anymore, but I was so wrong.
posted by the jam at 8:22 AM on April 11 [9 favorites]


DJ Snake has definitely experimented with Dancehall and Baile Funk/Funk Carioca in the past based upon soundcloud sets. It seems like at least musically there is more and more cross pollination all the time in terms of influences on hip hop producers.
posted by vuron at 8:23 AM on April 11


maybe I'm just out of touch as to what constitutes a dancehall beat heh.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:26 AM on April 11


For those who haven't seen it, Lil Jon's Reddit AMA from a couple months back is a thing of beauty.
posted by zombieflanders at 8:30 AM on April 11 [5 favorites]


Not a Reddit fan but Tequila Police is the name of my new crunk/punk band.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:46 AM on April 11 [1 favorite]


This video is amazing. The Lil Jon vocals are kinda shitty and the music is not entirely exciting, but the videography is amazing. As the last link in the post notes, the video is made by The Daniels: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinhert. "I feel like me and Daniel have a lot of masculinity guilt. We’re generally very soft."

The video basically makes "the drop" explicit, tangible. Sadly, the music shows us what happens if you don't need to wait for the drop, if the entire song is the drop.

Or maybe it's a music video version of Dead Ringers for a generation too young to know about Cronenberg.
posted by Nelson at 9:08 AM on April 11 [3 favorites]


Anyone who's been mad about Asians not being allowed to be sexual without being objects in Western culture can go ahead and get ready to get pretty pumped about this video. I am personally freaking out about it a little bit.
posted by Poppa Bear at 9:16 AM on April 11 [5 favorites]


This is the Citizen Kane of Roof-and-Television-Humping, Boob Puppeteered Music Videos.
posted by zippy at 10:09 AM on April 11 [6 favorites]


So that was sort of a reverse Harlem Shuffle as produced by John Woo?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 10:13 AM on April 11 [2 favorites]


When I first heard this song I was kinda surprised that Dancehall was taking so long to really get into mainstream hiphop

It kinda was a big thing in hip hop like 20 years ago, no?
posted by Hoopo at 10:15 AM on April 11 [1 favorite]


Many years ago, my best friend was involved in building websites for some music label or another. He once got to do a Lil Jon site, as well as sites for a couple of his crunky disciples, like Trillville. Me and this guy used to drink a bunch of beer and hang out at his computer, and sometimes he'd show me what he was working on. The Lil Jon one, my god...I could not get enough. You'd click on a jewel-encrusted goblet and there would be Lil Jon screaming "EEEYEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH" We could not stop clicking it for hours. We laughed until we could hardly breathe. I don't really like his music that much, but the guy is great and pretty fun and self-aware.
posted by Hoopo at 10:25 AM on April 11 [2 favorites]


The really weird thing, is that I'm pretty sure this is all footage from last Saturday. It's all kind of a blur, but I definitely humped a television while staring wordlessly at the homeowner.
posted by quin at 10:40 AM on April 11 [4 favorites]


That was amazing. Like, really one of the best videos I've ever seen. I cried, I laughed, I said, WHAT?
posted by shmurley at 10:42 AM on April 11 [2 favorites]


And then I was like, OKAY!
posted by shmurley at 10:42 AM on April 11 [7 favorites]


Oh, I am a bit embarrassed to admit that my knowledge of Lil Jon has only come fairly recently, and that through a collaboration he did with Travis Barker, Busta Rhymes, Twista, and Yelawolf. And with so much vocal energy, Barker appears to have the good sense to give Lil Jon the best albeit briefest of hooks, ""EEEYEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH LET'S GO" (thanks for that spelling Hoopo, that nailed it.)

It's got nothing on this video, but the song is pretty fucking amazing. I can't imagine being in a room with these folks, their speed and skill is astonishing.

posted by quin at 11:19 AM on April 11 [2 favorites]


It's a great track and a really great video. That interview with Daniel Kwan (the final link in the post) is definitely worth reading. Here's an interview about the video with Sunita Mani (the young woman).
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 11:26 AM on April 11 [2 favorites]


From the Sunita interview: "They say if you place a butthole on the tip of a man’s nose, he will fall in love with you eternally."
posted by oceanjesse at 11:50 AM on April 11 [1 favorite]


I know metafilter doesn't really like hip hop/r&b/rap, etc...

But seriously, I would rather see videos like this that feature normal looking people doing crazy ass shit, than another gaga video featuring LA hot people.

On the other hand, I'm going to have a hard time skyping with my family today, knowing that my aunt or someone like my aunt totally broke through the floor with her ass dropping on a dude's head.
posted by hal_c_on at 12:18 PM on April 11 [3 favorites]


I actually kinda like the second part of that track when they bring in that thing that sounds like a pitch-shifted scratch. Wasn't expecting that.
posted by Hoopo at 12:51 PM on April 11


As you sit at your computer surfing the net for five hundred seventy eight years, slowly dying, energy fading, the darkness approaching - you come up on this video AND YOU COME ALIVE. The whole process reverses, energy flows in, light explodes, years peel off and you're young again!

This and coffee and I'm buzzing for the rest of the week at least. Thanks, the Daniels, and thanks Lil Jon, and thanks OP!
posted by VikingSword at 1:12 PM on April 11 [3 favorites]


From the Sunita interview: "They say if you place a butthole on the tip of a man’s nose, he will fall in love with you eternally."

Who says that? Someone says that? I'm exquisitely curious about the people who say that.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 2:26 PM on April 11 [1 favorite]


Also according to that interview, the boner man is also the director.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:50 PM on April 11


So maybe he says it?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:50 PM on April 11


Well, I know that I'm going to say it. Sometime. Possibly during supper.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 3:03 PM on April 11 [2 favorites]


Yeah, not dancehall. 1000% pure trap.

Which is pretty impressive. An instrumental electronica genre that's just a few years old is now getting massive national radio play.
posted by gnutron at 3:46 PM on April 11 [1 favorite]


zombieflanders: For those who haven't seen it, Lil Jon's Reddit AMA from a couple months back is a thing of beauty.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. One of my favorite question and answer combos:
Have you ever wondered what your life would be as "Big" John instead?

IM 5'7 THAT WONT WORK
I want to shout OKKKKAAAAYYY or EEYYYEEEAAAHHH in response, but I just smile contentedly and nod.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:31 PM on April 11


hal_c_on: But seriously, I would rather see videos like this that feature normal looking people doing crazy ass shit, than another gaga video featuring LA hot people.

Such a diverse cast, in terms of body types and ages. I was quite impressed, and i think it made the video more interesting/amusing, compared to if it were just beautiful people freaking out. Though the boob puppeteered and animated penis were oddly reminiscent of chest bursters in terms of their movements.


Hoopo: We could not stop clicking it for hours.

When was that website made? And do you remember the URL? I ask because currently liljon.com bounces you to his Twitter account, and Archive.org has some amusing URL forwarding in the past. For example, in 2006, that URL forwards you to FitzpatrickIndustries.com, who apparently manufacture(d)* "remote site human waste handling systems." (*Their website is currently squatted and not actively promoting lil' jons.

Until we dig up that old site, here's a Lil' Jon soundboard, with clips from Jon and Chappelle impersonating Jon.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:42 PM on April 11


I didn't have a URL; he was designing it so it wasnt launched yet. It would have involved a flash splash page, so maybe early or mid 2000s?
posted by Hoopo at 9:42 PM on April 11


I had no intention on clicking the links and just came to the thread because I usually like the comments about music videos but after reading the comments I felt obligated to look. Wow, I am so glad I saw this. Thank you guys.
posted by Literaryhero at 12:55 AM on April 12


An instrumental electronica genre that's just a few years old is now getting massive national radio play.

It's been around for over ten years, and already had big success in hip-hop radio. Nobody called it electronica until white producers started making it, though.
posted by empath at 1:00 AM on April 12 [2 favorites]


Oh, and is there a reference to Repo Man at the 3:18 marker? I see a bottle of 'Lite Beer' on the table. Maybe I am being overly optimistic.
posted by Literaryhero at 1:12 AM on April 12


For references, I'll see your Repo Man and raise you THE MOST ILLEGAL MOVE I'VE SEEN IN THE HISTORY OF WRESTLING at 1:18ish.

previously, but sadly that link is dead
posted by Ghidorah at 9:02 AM on April 12 [2 favorites]


The people in the video look like they're on a cocktail of PCP, ecstasy and Viagra.
posted by ChuckRamone at 12:53 PM on April 12 [1 favorite]


"EDM trap" or whatever draws heavily, openly, primarily from southern club rap a la Lil Jon so it's not really surprising at all to see the influence go back the other way
posted by atoxyl at 8:11 PM on April 12 [2 favorites]


On the off chance that anyone wants them, I made ringtones: mp3 and m4r (for iPhones). Yay! It loops!

Also: I have no life.
posted by quin at 3:20 PM on April 17 [2 favorites]




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