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Cory Booker does not approve this message. A SLYT parody of that overplayed pop throwaway New York song popular right now.
posted by vrakatar (28 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's amusing, but that guy's possibly the worst rapper ever.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 2:29 AM on September 26, 2010


I liked that way more than I should have. Maybe it was the Multiplicity reference, maybe it was the "I think he might be dead" coda - who the hell knows? Anyway, here's a video of baby orangutans getting a bath to cleanse your palettes.
posted by item at 3:01 AM on September 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Yeah that was pretty amateur. Compare Newport, for example.
posted by doublehappy at 3:25 AM on September 26, 2010 [6 favorites]


Newport is my favourite.
posted by seanyboy at 4:03 AM on September 26, 2010


I agree with Joakim Ziegler's comment above.

Except for "it's amusing". I don't agree with that.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:17 AM on September 26, 2010


My cousin when she was a toddler, when asked where I live tried to say "New York' but she was still learning to talk so it came out "New Ork." I said "No. Where I live smells better."
posted by jonmc at 4:59 AM on September 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


OP? Meh. Newport? Ddoniol!
posted by abulafa at 6:04 AM on September 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Really? I thought the Newport one was terrible; almost nothing in it makes a lick of sense if you don't get the references (except "thank you wikipedia"; that was great). The Newark one at least is self-explanatory.
posted by Dr.Enormous at 6:21 AM on September 26, 2010


Well, I'm laughing like crazy. If that makes me an easily amused neanderthal who thinks Joaquin Phoenix should have kept going with his rap career, so be it.
posted by otolith at 6:26 AM on September 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Grandma stab.
posted by mecran01 at 6:36 AM on September 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


The Newport one was funny because of the accents.
posted by delmoi at 6:45 AM on September 26, 2010


I meant to do a real live post about this, but the fascinating story out of Newark this week was Mark Zuckerberg's decision to give $100M to Newark Public Schools in exchange for Gov. Christie giving control of Newark Public Schools back to Cory Booker by appointing Booker "special assistant to the governor on education" and doing it all on Oprah.

If that doesn't sound like a political thriller novel to you, then you have no sense of adventure.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 6:50 AM on September 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


I used to live 54 minutes from Newport, in Bath, but going there was like going to a different country altogether!
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:43 AM on September 26, 2010


Popular right now? I dunno. We've been seeing parodies (like this this Forest Hills version with Billy Eichner and Rachel Dratch) since at least January.
posted by hermitosis at 7:48 AM on September 26, 2010


that overplayed pop throwaway New York song popular right now.

Your tone says "petulant suburban fourteen-year-old who only listens to 'alternative rock,'" but your timing says "dad."

Also, that video isn't very funny.
posted by wreckingball at 8:07 AM on September 26, 2010 [3 favorites]


I LOLed. Thanks for the post. Down with the haterz.
posted by imperium at 8:11 AM on September 26, 2010


almost nothing in it makes a lick of sense if you don't get the references

It doesn't even if you do, because that's the fake version made by an ersatz Goldie Looking Chain-alike who's actually from London.

Here's the good version.

And less polished but even better, IMO the Spar Crew YFenni
posted by PeterMcDermott at 8:14 AM on September 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


You mean, you didn't get the reference to 16 Benson?

That's the best line in the song, but I've a feeling it doesn't translate very well outside the UK.
posted by seanyboy at 8:50 AM on September 26, 2010


"Granite State of Mind" (in case you did not catch it previously) is wonderfully padded with a Robert Frost poem - tops in my book.
posted by kgander at 11:23 AM on September 26, 2010


In all fairness he rapped about as well as Jay-Z. Yeah... I said it. What then? You wanna flex? The guy is so generic and usually off beat you can put anything behind him and pretend it sounds good.
posted by djduckie at 11:41 AM on September 26, 2010


The line in Newport in welsh was amazing.
posted by georg_cantor at 12:28 PM on September 26, 2010


Well, it's no "Lazy Sunday."
posted by FelliniBlank at 12:36 PM on September 26, 2010


Twinned with Guangxi province in China, there's no province finer.
posted by doublehappy at 1:01 PM on September 26, 2010



The Newport one was funny because of the accents.


The dubious humour of the Glasgow one also really rests on the Grover-voiced weegie who recorded it. The shitty food references and the shots of neds also kind of work. But no genuine lols like Newark.
posted by Roachbeard at 1:47 PM on September 26, 2010


wreckingball wrote: "Also, that video isn't very funny."

That's only because your short attention span means you didn't get to see the stabbing at the end. That was funny. (Note: I have never in my life been to Newark)
posted by wierdo at 2:42 PM on September 26, 2010


It doesn't even if you do, because that's the fake version made by an ersatz Goldie Looking Chain-alike who's actually from London.

The guy's accent is rubbish.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:36 PM on September 26, 2010


Rebel State of Mind - also an oldie but a goodie
posted by candyland at 4:57 PM on September 26, 2010


The guy's accent is rubbish.

I've never been to Newport, and even I can tell that's appalling. In fact it was so bad I couldn't get past the first verse. Didn't get much further with the Newark one, although due to general unfunniness rather than dodgy accents. Thumbs up to GLC though.

If anyone wants to get all serious for a moment, the "home of the Ryder Cup" line at the end of GLC's retort reminded me of an article I read last week.

Next Friday, a well-heeled crowd will gather in Newport to watch the world's richest golfers contest the Ryder Cup. But will it benefit the locals just across the valley on the deprived Ringland estate?
posted by Slyfen at 5:34 PM on September 26, 2010


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