BREAKING: Rap Lyrics Are Kind Of Weird, Huh? LOL!!!

Jun 8th, 2007 // 12 Comments

Is there anything more annoying than a smug white guy–be he critic or comedian–thinking it’s funny to do a deadpan recital/analysis of hip-hop lyrics? First it was the Village Voice‘s breakdown of Mims’ “This Is Why I’m Hot”, and now there’s this smuggy recital of T-Pain’s “Buy U A Drank.” Such a hilarious and timely discovery! Next you’ll be telling jokes about Spuds MacKenzie and how Dan Quayle might be kind of stupid.

Chris Recites T-Pain [Guba.com, via Radar Online, though we don't know why they'd want that credit]

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  1. Dickdogfood

    OMG Steve Allen and Johnny Standley did EXACTLY THE SAME THING FIFTY FRIGGIN YEARS AGO!!! AND IT WASN’T FUNNY, THEN, EITHER!!!

  2. joemono

    It’s mildly funny the first time you see it (the concept, not this particular video), but it gets old really fast.

  3. Dan Gibson

    Analyzing the lyrics of popular r&b tracks = Losing last bit of youth culture credibility.

  4. chadnfrood

    What, he left his blackface at home?

  5. Matos W.K.

    we’ll always remember Alanis

  6. Audif Jackson Winters III

    This guy in 1971:

    “Today, Chris recites T. Rex’s ‘Bang A Gong (Get It On)’

    [affects posh accent, with barely disguised disdain]

    Well, you’re built like a caaar/
    You got a hubcap diamond star halo/
    [rolls eyes]
    You’re built like a car … *oh yeah*/”

  7. gregcoff

    Even before that: Peter Sellers doing deadpan readings of “She Loves You”

    But I did enjoy that one time James Lipton read the lyrics to Popozao on Conan.

  8. Murgatroid

    I’ll admit that I enjoyed the Village Voice’s MIMS article.

    But I won’t even bother with the above video.

  9. Brian Raftery

    @Matos W.K.: For the record, I was not “down” with that one. “Down,” huh? Such a crazy word these young folks speak!

  10. Richfourfour

    This guy’s cute, though. Sold!

  11. valet_of_the_dolls

    @Richfourfour: Yup. Also, if that icon is Kelly McNamara, you are my new favourite.

  12. nonce

    I actually have the Alanis Humps mp3, but more for the reminder that _anything_ can be Alanis-ized than for the humor.

    I would only be “down” with Chris if he did that stuff while tan, shirtless, and penis-gagged (kids, consult your local bdsm/leather shop). It wouldn’t be funny, but it would be more watchable.

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