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July 7, 2008 6:03 PM   Subscribe

The kids today sure do love the hip hop music, so let's be sure to cram as much of it into our movie as possible. Thrill as MC Hammer jams with the Addams family, Bobby Brown preaches the word of the Ghostbusters via bluescreen, Rodney Dangerfield cuts loose, Ronald McDonald busts a move, and Tom Hanks & Dan Aykroyd dance their way through a criminal investigation. [Previously]
posted by Servo5678 (33 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
They had 'em throwin' parties for a bunch of children
While all the while the slime was runnin' under the buildin'

There is a demented, dark part of me that loves Bobby Brown way too much.
posted by Divine_Wino at 6:12 PM on July 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Is it just me or is there a plug for NWA on one of the billboards in the Bobby Brown video?
posted by furtive at 6:24 PM on July 7, 2008


Rappin' Rodney just can't get a break, we're all in the same gang, and we're gonna win the Super Bowl. I wish it was 1988 again.
posted by porn in the woods at 6:38 PM on July 7, 2008


Ah, '88.
Ketchup is a vegetable, and I feel fine.
posted by Dizzy at 6:43 PM on July 7, 2008


Missed one.

Digital Underground playing "Same Song" in Nothing But Trouble, a Chevy Chase / Dan Ackroyd debacle. The movie is horrid, but the track is freakin' great. They performed "Tie The Knot" as well, but I'm not finding it on YouTube.
posted by grabbingsand at 6:57 PM on July 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


This was the era of lightweight hip-hop stars getting major Hollywood props. Let's not forget the full-length Cool as Ice - it was much better than, say, Glitter. See also: Disorderlies
posted by porn in the woods at 7:00 PM on July 7, 2008


I'll see your Disorderlies and raise you a House Party.

I deeply love the movie House Party.
posted by Bookhouse at 7:25 PM on July 7, 2008


Don't pass up Turtle Power, please.

And Go Ninja, too, just to be thorough.
posted by mr_book at 7:35 PM on July 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Bookhouse, one of my fondest memories is seeing House Party on opening night in a theater in West Philadelphia. Perfect example of fully interactive movie-watching by the audience. Best movie-going experience of my life.
posted by googly at 7:50 PM on July 7, 2008


Conversely.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:51 PM on July 7, 2008


This was the era of lightweight hip-hop stars getting major Hollywood props.

That's being generous.

Speaking of Mcdonalds, does anybody remember the hand jiving commercial they had?
The people who make the ads for them must have a window made out of cognitive dissonance that they look through at their demographic.
posted by P.o.B. at 7:56 PM on July 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


I see your "white movie with a hiphop soundtrack" and raise you a couple of white bands that added hiphop KRS-One to gain some cred.
posted by furtive at 7:56 PM on July 7, 2008


Space Ghost: Now Chuck, my favorite rapper is M. C. Escher.

Chuck D: I could tell.

Space Ghost: Please, Escher, don't hurt 'em.

Zorak: Hey, Chuck, how do you feel about the east coast / west coast beef?

Chuck D: East coast / west coast, ah, I just think it's, it's largely fake.

Zorak: Alright.

Chuck D: So don't believe the hype.

Space Ghost: Chuck, what's with all the record scratchin'? I mean, records aren't made to take that kind of a beating.

Chuck D: (laughs) Maybe not, Space Ghost.

Zorak: You like Goody Mo B?

Chuck D: Yeah, Goody Mo's the bomb. Now, Goody Mo, Fugees...

Zorak: Wu Tang!

Chuck D: Yeah, Wu Tang, you know, they hittin' near the bottom, I think...

Space Ghost: You don't have to talk to Zorak, Chuck. He's not dope or fresh!

Zorak: He's askin' some, some pretty good rap questions.

(Rappin' Space Goblin appears, with rap music intro)

Rappin' Space Goblin: Well, I'm the Space Goblin, and I'm here to say
That stayin' in school is A-okay.
If you wanna good job, and you wanna do right,
Then stay in school... it's outta sight.

Space Ghost: Well, look, everyone, it's the Rappin' Space Goblin, here to do us a "solid", by providing some valuable information for you kids out there. Let's listen...

Rappin' Space Goblin: Well, I'm the Space Goblin, and I'm here to say
That if you're crossin' the street, you best look both ways.

Space Ghost: Say, Chuck, would you care to break some rhymes with the Space Goblin?

Chuck D: (shakes his head) Nah.

Space Ghost: Your loss. Rappin' Space Goblin, what's the "word" on the street regarding a healthy diet?

Rappin' Space Goblin: We-e-e-e-ell, I'm the Space Goblin, and I'm here to say
That eatin' vegetables is A-okay.
Like - Arrggghh! (gets blasted by Zorak)

posted by nola at 7:59 PM on July 7, 2008 [8 favorites]


More balance for balance's sake.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:02 PM on July 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Now with Claymation Flavor Flav!
posted by Burhanistan at 8:09 PM on July 7, 2008


"Please, Escher, don't hurt 'em." That, nola, made my day.
posted by josephtate at 8:17 PM on July 7, 2008


that teddy bear in the mcdonalds will cost me some sleep.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 8:25 PM on July 7, 2008


COINTEL better go to hell
posted by Burhanistan at 8:51 PM on July 7, 2008


That's gotta be the only McDonald's in the world where you can clear the tables and make room for a danceamadigger.
posted by furtive at 8:53 PM on July 7, 2008


mr_book: "Don't pass up Turtle Power, please.

And Go Ninja, too, just to be thorough.
"

I love you so very, very much.
posted by Science! at 8:59 PM on July 7, 2008


Some day, there will be a rapper named Priva-C, and all his raps will be about encryption, domsestic spying, and IP law. The cover of his first album will show his two fists, with huge rings on his fingers spelling PRIVA-C. And the name of the album - Stay Outta Mah Bidness!

"The Digital Millenium Copyright Act
it takes away our rights
and that's a proven fact!"
-- Priva-C, Fuck The DMCA
posted by Afroblanco at 9:22 PM on July 7, 2008


How can this list be complete without To Be Or Not To Be, the Mel Brooks Hitler rap?
posted by afu at 10:20 PM on July 7, 2008


When I was a sophomore in high school, I played rhythm guitar and sang backup in the worst band in the world. Every Saturday afternoon we'd set up our cheap-ass equipment in the drummer's parents' living room, play two or three of our utterly incompetent original compositions, then spend the rest of the day watching MTV and drinking Coke (we were far too nerdy for anything stronger). At the end of one such "practice," while we were putting our stuff away, I was inspired to grab the microphone and bust out "Turtle Power." I suppose it reflects poorly on my high-school milieu that this venture into film-rap karaoke did not get me kicked out of the band. In fact, I think it may have tricked my bandmates into thinking I was cooler than I actually was.
posted by DaDaDaDave at 10:28 PM on July 7, 2008


What's the explanation for Rush's "Roll The Bones" rap?

(link goes to audio of whole song, skip to 3:13 to hear the mad flow, yo...)
posted by stifford at 11:02 PM on July 7, 2008


"Some day, there will be a rapper named Priva-C, and all his raps will be about encryption, domsestic spying, and IP law. The cover of his first album will show his two fists, with huge rings on his fingers spelling PRIVA-C. And the name of the album - Stay Outta Mah Bidness!"

I think that's Cory Doctorow, dude.
posted by Naberius at 12:36 AM on July 8, 2008


A youtube comment from the Ghostbusters video:

"Well these days gays and feminazis control the music and movie industry. Also this group of kids are all cultureless losers and have no taste in real music like this. . . Music from the 80s-early 90s was one of the best era since Mozart."
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 8:45 AM on July 8, 2008


I'll see your Disorderlies and House Party, and raise you Who's the Man?
posted by box at 9:08 AM on July 8, 2008


Pussies.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:15 AM on July 8, 2008


You don't know me, fool.
posted by box at 10:35 AM on July 8, 2008


: And Go Ninja, too, just to be thorough.
Yes, it's the "Ninja Rap" song, and it contains such complex and mystifying lyrics as "Ninja ninja rap, ninja ninja rap" and "Go go go go go". That the crowd is held entranced and starts cheering both the turtles (some who are, I might remind you, waving about incredibly razor-sharp weapons in an enclosed area) and V.Ice. Yes, it's a sad moment in our history, one which our descendants will use to forever discredit anything that came out of the early nineties, but it's also so over-the-top stupid that if you're able to view this scene and survive, it pretty much renders you invincible from there on out. --MRFH
The true secret of the ooze is thus revealed.
posted by zennie at 11:07 AM on July 8, 2008


There were good ones too. REAL HIPHOP.
posted by Flex1970 at 3:07 PM on July 8, 2008


Oddly, I always kind of liked 'City Of Crime.' Maybe because Dragnet was the last movie I could stomach Tom Hanks in.
posted by jonmc at 5:37 PM on July 8, 2008


"I'm S.G. and it's plain to see that I'm S.G. and my name is S.G."
posted by Snyder at 10:47 PM on July 8, 2008


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