I’ve Officially Lost Touch With Urban Youth Culture

Dan Gibson / March 21, 2008


I like to think of myself as having my finger on the pulse of youth culture (not literally, as per my agreement with the state of Arizona). When I spent a evening at the local skating rink, I managed to keep up with the pre-drinking age DJ’s and their “Does The White Guy Know Urban Music?” quiz. But reading through the radio charts this morning, I realized quickly that T-Pain is releasing music quicker than I can hear it at this point.

It’s possible you’re way ahead of me here, but let me introduce you to 2 Pistols, who recieves the following endorsement from YouTube commenter “Brattyx12″: “DaMnZ 2 PiSt0L iZ s3x!”. Of course, without T-Pain, 2 Pistols wouldn’t probably amount to much, but with Autotuned assistance, he had last week’s 33rd-most-spun song at radio, “She Got It,” which is likely to climb into the top ten this week.

The song itself is OK, albeit largely forgettable. But is this how it’s going to be now? It’s hard enough to try to keep track of Plies and Flo Rida and Rocko without T-Pain appearing on tracks left and right. I just heard Dolla the other day. It’s getting impossible to keep up. Slow down, Teddy, for the sake of the people who have to blog about this stuff.

2 Pistols f. T-Pain – She Got It [YouTube]
2 Pistols [MySpace]