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Holy shit! I turned around for like five minutes and Cher has become some kind of cybernetic angel-being from the future.
Like, I know she hasn’t really done much lately (other than that weird duet with Beavis and Butthead) but I didn’t know she was taking a break so she could undergo an experimental procedure to bring her that much closer to a state of pure electronic omniscience.
I mean, you’ve heard that Believe song, right?
Can you tell which of these music videos was sent to Slacktory as a sincere message about American consumerism, and which is a parody of self-serious garage bands?
I am jealous of this idea and of Brian Firenzi’s sniper-quality delivery. His whole message is funny and true and slickly paced.
Cole Stryker, lover of bad things, showed me this minimum-effort rap video for the minimum-effort song “Bill Gates” by Lil Ant.
Or maybe it’s a decent joke by an actually-good rapper, or maybe it’s a reverse-ironic viral placement that will get him on Ellen. I don’t know these things now.
The story in this NSFW music video is so compelling that it’s honorarily comedy.
Krispy Kreme’s “Halloween” is a very calculated step toward making this fictional character actually rap as well as the man behind him
Krispy Kreme has a Halloween song out! And it’s good, mostly ironic-good but also slightly actually-good?
We’ve explained how the endearingly terrible rapper Krispy Kreme is definitely a character portrayed by the actually-good rapper Tyler Cassidy. That’s so obvious now that it’s ceased to be anywhere near the most interesting thing about the Krispy act.
And we’ve seen Krispy’s songs bounce back and forth from just kind of funnily bad to very obviously intentionally shitty in an SNL/Tim and Eric kind of way. I think this one manages to be the latter, while edging the Krispy character toward revealing Cassidy’s actual talent.
What gets me about this one is the professional background loops and the pretty catchy chorus. I feel weird trying to evaluate a hip-hop song because I don’t really know what I’m talking about, but I know what I like and what I like is the rhythm of that “I-unn even wanna trick-or-treat no more.”
And of course the bit about the candy is Cassidy’s typical insanely sharp character-based comedy worthy of a sitcom.
I’m taking all the fucks that people don’t give about various things, and dumping them on this pitch-perfect song. Krispy Kreme describes the plots to various Denzel Washington movies, conflating the actor with his roles, then inviting him to join Krispy’s crew (krew? KKK?).
It’s a lot like Lonely Island’s “Jack Sparrow”, but with the viewer as the straight man, and the added joke that Krispy doesn’t know how movies work.
The video, while not particularly interesting, does use some great shots of Krispy boredly mouthing the lyrics on the hundredth take.
Oh god everyone else already knew about this and I didn’t. “Hot Cheetos & Takis” is a hip-hop song that’s been climbing up YouTube for three weeks. It’s kids singing about Hot Cheetos, which are a food, and Takis, which are another food. The group is called Y.N.RichKids and the goddamn Washington Post wrote them up.
But about this song! They have “snacks on snacks on snacks”! And an earthquake-bass video effect that I want to use in something! And one mush-mouthed kid at 2:45 who, I am told, has been compared to Mystikal.
I will now go around saying “Oh that? Yeah I liked it when it was called Titties and Carrot Cake.” Because that will make me feel comfortable and “hip” despite the clear evidence that my grip on pop culture is slipping.
This is the first time we’ve seen Krispy’s nemesis James, right? James has two henchmen, one of whom is clearly a henchwoman.
If you have no idea what we’re talking about, read our earlier posts about fake-amateur-rapper Krispy Kreme.