Diversity in our modern societies is a wonderful thing. You get the chance to experience cultures in your everyday life that you would normally have to fly around the world to discover and learn about. Not everything can be learned via a textbook or on a web page when it comes to interacting with cultures. One of the great things about culture is that it can be shared with others and then eventually they get to put a spin on it. Now for most of ‘Western’ society there’s a lot of black-white crossover relations that happen and in things that affect us a lot. Food, sports, television, movies and probably above all, music. However, what happens when it goes a bit too far in music? What kind of hilarious results do we end up having. Ladies and gentlemen, I present the white 80s rap and co.
Kish – Rhyme the World in 80 Days
This has to be one of the silliest things I’ve come across for music videos. This is only because the lyrics are a joke as well. I mean Kish probably hasn’t been past the US/Canadian Border (he’s Canadian btw) and he’s rapping about the Soviet Union (which had fallen long before he signed his record deal). And then his homeland is Japan? Dude, wtf? (according to wikipedia he’s Japanese-Canadian, go figure) Even his Blackup looked a bit confused in those shots when you started on your tough guy talk about the KGB. They probably would question you about being brainwashed and trying to brainwash the Kremlin with your comical song that’s sort of not like a spoof of Around the World in 80 Days. I conclude that Kish couldn’t rhyme his way down the block or to the nearest Tim Hortons. Andrew Kishino
Organized Rhyme – Check the O.R.
Bet you don’t know who’s the master mind behind this one do you? It’s MC Bones aka MC Face aka Tom Green. Yeah that’s right. I bet you don’t believe me so go watch it again sucker! This way before his Tom Green show took off. And he’s representing Jane and Finch (basically the most ghetto part of Canada.) Yeah see that bus he got off? I bet it’s still running like 20 years later. I mean given that it was mostly done for jokes and it’s got a high cheese factor to it, being from Toronto, this video stands as something very iconic to life here. Even the production of it stands out and they managed to immortalize a lot of the things about the early 90s in this video. And they had the balls to do it in a sketchy place like Jane and Finch. To Organized Rhyme, my hats off to you.
Snow – Informer
I’m 95% sure we no longer play this at any family gathering. We’ve moved on for the best. And still to this day I barely understand what the hell he’s saying. Well incase you didn’t get it from his near incoherent rapping, Snow is not from Jamaica, but actually North York (Canada). But Snow is all right. He’s like all the black Vanilla Ice ever wanted to be. But what else can i say about this video that we all haven’t lived over in our youth about a hundred times. Ah Snow, how you managed to influence so many by saying so little of what we could understand, not unlike a politician. Were it not for video accompaniment (with lots of booty action) the song would make almost no sense. But that’s okay, Snow did alllllllllright. And in a twist of cosmic irony, another Canadian did a parody of Informer.
The Underdog Project – Summer Jam
Oh yeah, Summer Jam. I have never ever heard of this before I found it on youtube. SHOCKINGLY another pop song by two Canadian singer who I assume are white given that they don’t appear in their own video. I mean it’s an alright video, not of the 80s or 90s, but the beginning is eerily homoerotic. But hey! It’s the new age and everything is cool with everyone. More fun facts include that is song was popular in Europe for some reason which might explain why it was not popular in North America at all.
That’s it for this week and I hope you all keep it realz like these fine folks did. Don’t let anything stop you from making a legacy where other kids will point and laugh at you.