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Shreveport rapper Hurricane Chris performs for the Louisiana State Legislature.
posted by TrialByMedia (34 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
O dear.
posted by echo target at 11:22 AM on July 3, 2009


Huh.
posted by scottreynen at 11:31 AM on July 3, 2009


Even the Polish Sejm is going, "WTF?".
posted by Foci for Analysis at 11:45 AM on July 3, 2009


I'm from Shreveport. This is how we all act. Don't be surprised if I bust out something like this at the 10th.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 11:47 AM on July 3, 2009


Wow.
posted by box at 11:48 AM on July 3, 2009


What's that lady in the blue responding to at about 2:00 in? For that matter, who is she?
posted by box at 11:50 AM on July 3, 2009


This is my second favorite song from a Shreveport rapper. My first favorite has this gem:

Eenie meenie miney mo
Catch a nigga by his toe
If he hollas
Drop him off the Cross Lake bridge, ya'll!

no, seriously. i'm looking for the CD now.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 11:51 AM on July 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


She fine den a bitch ass and her tits
Thick in tha hips every nig want her
Call her Halle Berry, Halle berry
Halle Berry, Halle berry
Stay classy, Louisiana State Legislature.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:53 AM on July 3, 2009


That was bad. Or rather: "not good".
posted by weezy at 11:53 AM on July 3, 2009


Blog-post roundup here.
posted by box at 11:54 AM on July 3, 2009


/facepalm

It's hard to stick up for my state when they pull crap like this.
posted by tryniti at 11:59 AM on July 3, 2009


I believe the woman in blue is Barbara Norton. In addition to being a LA state senator, she's also Hurricane' Chris' godmother. More here. Money quote from Sen. Norton: "Louisiana has always been a joke."
posted by box at 11:59 AM on July 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm from Shreveport. This is how we all act. Don't be surprised if I bust out something like this at the 10th.

I'm looking forward to it now. See you at sholz.

A bay bay!
posted by djduckie at 12:06 PM on July 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


My favorite part is that he's rapping into the tiny little podium mic.
posted by arcolz at 12:11 PM on July 3, 2009 [3 favorites]


Could he really not get an instrumental version of his own song? He's rapping on top of himself.
posted by echo target at 12:18 PM on July 3, 2009 [2 favorites]


Hip hop has come a long way since Illmatic.
posted by The Straightener at 12:19 PM on July 3, 2009


He's probably just streaming the track off of his myspace page.
posted by ageispolis at 12:20 PM on July 3, 2009


Seeing this in the state legislature makes it very difficult to blame Bush for the aftermath of Katrina. Frankly, it makes it very difficult to blame anyone for Katrina except the Army Corps of Engineers for putting up those meddling levees in the first place.
posted by Pastabagel at 12:22 PM on July 3, 2009


ooh i like that dance where you like look in the mirror and pat yer hair when you walk around.

A+ would vote for this guy for senator of everything
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:24 PM on July 3, 2009


Could he really not get an instrumental version of his own song? He's rapping on top of himself.

This is actually a really common phenomenon in Southern rap (or maybe all over, for all I know). When I used to review concerts, I saw even big-time rappers like Lil Wayne and 50 Cent do the same thing. I'm not sure how to explain it, and it used to really frustrate me, especially when it's a dude like Wayne who you'd like to actually be able to hear.

It's just one of those little idiosyncracies of the genre that you get used to after a while. There's a lot to love about rap from the South (and about Hurricane Chris, incidentally), so I found it worth getting over.
posted by phantroll at 12:30 PM on July 3, 2009


50 cent is not southern rap.
posted by djduckie at 12:34 PM on July 3, 2009


It's probably worth pointing out, too, that extensive overdubs are a pretty standard part of recording pop-rap vocals these days. Dr. Dre and Puffy were two of the pioneers, which can be read as either a testament to their visionary superproducer status or a sad commentary about the caliber of rappers they sometimes associate themselves with.
posted by box at 12:35 PM on July 3, 2009


Sort of previously.
posted by The Straightener at 12:37 PM on July 3, 2009


Complete footage, with Intro

And, of course, the youtube commenters keep it classy:

"Honestly, is this where we are? Or, better yet, is this where "African-americans" are? Honestly, it's not racism holding y'all back. It's the fact that you don't as a people embrace behavior that produces success. Seriously, is this a joke? I have to score higher on a test to get´╗┐ a job over one of these fucking pieces of shit when this is what they do in their legislature? Are you fucking kidding me?

Self-inflicted inferiority. Say it niggaz: self-inflicted inferiority."
posted by Saxon Kane at 1:01 PM on July 3, 2009


djduckie, you're right, of course. But he did do the rapping-over-his-own-voice thing at a show in Dallas when he was promoting Get Rich Or Die Tryin'.
posted by phantroll at 1:21 PM on July 3, 2009


This young hooligan has disgraced the hallowed halls where a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan once proudly served as a state representative and came thisclose from being elected governor.
posted by ColdChef at 1:42 PM on July 3, 2009 [7 favorites]


what.
posted by hypersloth at 3:37 PM on July 3, 2009


Wait no sorry sorry wait what I meant to say was:

what
posted by hypersloth at 3:42 PM on July 3, 2009


A bay bay!

Oh, this was the A Bay Bay guy! That was good stuff. I'm inspired to quote more of that song!

"A bay bay.
A bay bay.
A bay bay.
A bay bay.
A bay bay.

A bay bay.
A bay bay.
A bay bay.
A bay bay.
A bay bay."
posted by ignignokt at 4:00 PM on July 3, 2009 [2 favorites]


I'm from Shreveport. This is how we all act. Don't be surprised if I bust out something like this at the 10th.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints


Why don't the playa's representin' from Bossier City get any cred?

But seriously. The only people who have been in the national spotlight are insane.
Exhibit A
Exhibit B
All Other Guilty Parties
posted by man vs sun at 9:16 PM on July 3, 2009


er, in the national spotlight, hailing from Shreve City are insane.
posted by man vs sun at 9:23 PM on July 3, 2009


This young hooligan has disgraced the hallowed halls where a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan once proudly served as a state representative and came thisclose from being elected governor.

Oh, hush, you're ruining the fun.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:40 AM on July 4, 2009


i can watch that video a thousand times and never tire of it. it's just so beautiful on so many levels.

and from the song: "I beat it up so bad, You be scared to walk past me for real." now that is a truly progressive concept.
posted by frankbooth at 7:47 PM on July 5, 2009


A short history of African-American music.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:24 PM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


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