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Flaming garbage cans in hip hop videos
April 5, 2009 12:15 PM   Subscribe

Flaming Garbage Cans In Hip Hop Videos. Pretty self-explanatory; a blog that tracks the use of the flaming garbage can in hip hop music videos.
posted by Demogorgon (19 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Does what it says on the flaming lid.
posted by cashman at 12:32 PM on April 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Sweet sweet synchonicity - I was just headed to AskMefi to ask for blog recommendations on flaming garbage cans.
posted by mannequito at 12:35 PM on April 5, 2009 [2 favorites]


Carman & DC Talk know how to hold it down and keep it real.
posted by box at 12:37 PM on April 5, 2009


That looks like a woman's fur coat Slick Rick is wearing. Who needs a flaming garbage can when you've got a woman's fur coat to keep you warm anyway?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:44 PM on April 5, 2009


That looks like a woman's fur coat Slick Rick is wearing.

Hey, when you release a record as great as The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, you can wear whatever the hell you want. He could rap in a clown suit and it still wouldn't take away from the fact that he wrote "Children's Story".
posted by DecemberBoy at 12:52 PM on April 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Who needs a flaming garbage can when you've got a woman's fur coat to keep you warm anyway?

Isn't that the point? He doesn't need the flaming garbage cans, but he's got them anyway. That's straight pimpin'.
posted by baphomet at 12:57 PM on April 5, 2009 [12 favorites]


I got on the wrong subway, I'd gone way off course, and decided I'd better just jump out and grab a cab. Emerging at street level, there they were: burning garbage cans, and gruff men with gloves that have the finger tips cut off. Wow, this must be that place, I thought.

Burning garbage cans are inversely correlated with available taxis, by the way.
posted by StickyCarpet at 12:59 PM on April 5, 2009 [3 favorites]


That coat was one of the Slick Rick signatures. See pimping.
posted by humannaire at 1:12 PM on April 5, 2009


God I miss Beavis and Butthead.
posted by Tube at 1:12 PM on April 5, 2009 [2 favorites]


pure genius. there needs to be more blogs like this.
posted by noriyori at 1:14 PM on April 5, 2009


Any other iconography that rappers share with hobos? Ill fitting clothes, perhaps? Anything else? I've never seen a rapper with a bindle.
posted by brundlefly at 1:21 PM on April 5, 2009 [2 favorites]


well, they certainly like their dogs.
posted by mannequito at 1:28 PM on April 5, 2009


also, meet Howie B. Dewin, "the world’s latest and greatest hip-hop hobo".
posted by mannequito at 1:46 PM on April 5, 2009


Whoa, Howie B. Dewin is wearing Slick Rick's clown suit!
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:57 PM on April 5, 2009


Yeah, well, rock bands posing against brick walls and train tracks.
posted by qinn at 5:33 PM on April 5, 2009


I would like to see someone document how many times the 'neck snap' is used in tv and movies these days.
posted by Catblack at 5:39 PM on April 5, 2009


When you're a cold-blooded mutha fucka, you're gonna need a flaming can to stay warm. Everybody knows it.
posted by orme at 5:42 PM on April 5, 2009


Keep in mind the majority of these videos (are really old and) were directed by (white) people who had no idea about what the hell they were trying to convey. They just wanted it to look cool, or their idea of what they thought was cool. If you look you can see a number of these videos shot were of groups or rappers that resided in Los Angeles. Last I checked, starting a fire to keep warm in LA would be rather redundant.
I think this would be a lot more interesting if you cross-refernced the appearance of some of these props (like guns, kind of clothing, jewelry) to popularity of certain styles or people. You could also do this with any genre.

That would be interesting, otherwise color me unimpressed
posted by P.o.B. at 5:49 PM on April 5, 2009


Pretty self-explanatory;

In one way its self-explanatory (what it is); in another, it is totally unself-explanatory (why the hell they bothered)
posted by criticalbill at 9:51 AM on April 6, 2009


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