“Yo! Indie Rock Raps” Compilation To Be Just As Classy As Expected
Thanks to Christopher at Paper Thin Walls for passing along the first two clips from Yo! Indie Rock Raps, the latest in a series of lighthearted attempts at minstrelsy through cover versions of the hilarious genre known as hip-hop. Not only does the compilation make the Malkin-like gaffe of calling Akon a rapper, its promo shot of Say Anything’s Max Bemis, who covers Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Got Your Money,” juxtaposes a picture of him making a “funny face” with–that’s right–ODB’s mug shot. Because after all, it’s not like the PR people at Immortal Records had to use the first Google Image Search result on “Ol’ Dirty Bastard” to make their “LOL!!!?!” point. No link, because we feel weird about even giving them this much publicity, but our revulsion level hasn’t dropped in the 90 minutes since we first saw this, and it’s pretty disheartening to see that our suspicions about this compilation’s smirkiness were fairly on target.