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Kirby, an ode to a kitten by rap artist Aesop Rock, for his 2016 album The Impossible Kid, featuring clever rhymes, winsome puppetry, and an unbelievably cute kitten. The Impossible Kid on Genius.com.
posted by merriment (26 comments total) 38 users marked this as a favorite
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 11:29 AM on March 18 [7 favorites]

Absolutely best of the web.
posted by schadenfrau at 11:40 AM on March 18

Artists and musicians in every style should realize that the amount of kitten-related media we are able and willing to consume is limitless. Take. My. Money.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 12:11 PM on March 18 [9 favorites]

I think this might be the most Metafiltery post ever.
posted by tula at 12:16 PM on March 18 [4 favorites]

Holy crap this is some strong propaganda from the cat/toxoplasmosis agenda.
posted by egypturnash at 12:17 PM on March 18 [6 favorites]

One of the benefits of being strongly allergic to cats is that I am in no danger of getting one whatsoever, even if the face of "i dunno, maybe get a kitten".
posted by nat at 12:25 PM on March 18 [2 favorites]

I'm allergic to cats too and so now I take Claritin every day.
posted by thecaddy at 12:34 PM on March 18 [14 favorites]

I loved this! I predict I'm going to find myself muttering "I dunno, maybe get a kitten?" at random moments.
posted by Lexica at 12:38 PM on March 18 [7 favorites]

Thanks for confirming that no matter what Aes does, I'm going to love it.
posted by Ufez Jones at 1:00 PM on March 18 [2 favorites]

I don't listen to much Aesop these days, kinda fell out of that scene after Labor Days, but I do like checking out his occasional videos and its good to see that he's still having fun doing whatever the hell he likes.
posted by lkc at 1:11 PM on March 18 [1 favorite]

an unbelievably cute kitten

Call me gullible, but I found it pretty believable.
posted by aubilenon at 1:13 PM on March 18 [6 favorites]

Yes. Good tortie kitty. Good job.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 1:41 PM on March 18 [4 favorites]

Cute video but I had to hold my hand over the screen and block out the puppet for some reason music videos where they get a puppet to lip sync set of my uncanny valley alarm.
posted by bleep at 1:53 PM on March 18

And what a charming apartment that is, such nice off white linens too. I mean for now anyway, Kirbyfur will likely make 'em a lot grayer and torn before too long.

Still totally worth it though, even the nicest linens are no match for a cute kitty.
posted by gusottertrout at 1:54 PM on March 18 [2 favorites]

"Holy crap this is some strong propaganda from the cat/toxoplasmosis agenda."

Don't criticize, we're only doing what the parasitic alveolates tell us.
posted by sutt at 2:02 PM on March 18 [5 favorites]

Keep doing what you're doing, Kirby!
posted by slkinsey at 2:09 PM on March 18

thecaddy: "I'm allergic to cats too and so now I take Claritin every day."

Is there a club for this? *sigh*
posted by capricorn at 2:31 PM on March 18 [1 favorite]

Parasitic alveolates was my the name of my punk band in high school.

Also, who remembers MC Frontalot?
posted by kleinsteradikaleminderheit at 3:11 PM on March 18

If I owned a record store I would definitely have a section labeled "Hip hop, Kittens".
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 3:21 PM on March 18 [5 favorites]

Also, who remembers MC Frontalot?

Never forgot MC Frontalot!
posted by sutt at 3:43 PM on March 18

Just dropping in to say how much I love contemporary Aesop Rock, who seems to be far-and-away one of the most interesting lyricists working at the moment. Invisible Kid and his previous album, Skelethon, are such dense lyrical feasts that an analysis of rappers puts Aesop as the rapper with the largest vocabularly. People wanting more of this stuff should check out Hail Mary Mallon, his side project with Rob Sonic, which released Bestiary in 2014
posted by The River Ivel at 6:08 AM on March 19 [4 favorites]

One of my favorite tracks off this album. Really glad it got a good video to go with it.
posted by rachaelfaith at 10:30 AM on March 19

You know, this is ten years old, but for those of you who haven't seen it, The Mean Kitty Song" is a classic.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 12:50 PM on March 19 [2 favorites]

My "travel the world" and "get a kitten" are now fighting again.
posted by zengargoyle at 4:26 PM on March 22

ive heard this like 1000 times, its been in my head non stop
posted by PinkMoose at 11:38 PM on March 22 [1 favorite]

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