I swear fo’ gawd I love the “Stanky Legg.” I know that such records are not given much credibility within the world of those who call themselves true hip hop heads, but we should see these joints for what they are: fun! The beat is simple. The dance is simple, and this is all by design. We may never hear of the GS Boyz again, and I could care less because they have brought me a level of joy that listening to Immortal Technique just doesn’t accomplish.
The same is true for this New Boyz joint “You’re a Jerk.” When you get the behind the scenes information about how they created this joint (and it is a club BANGA), the innovation alone should earn your respect. Not only that, but these songs are innocuous. We won’t have any inter-coast beefs that will lead to death about who can jerk the best. I’ve heard people categorize this type of hip hop as coonin’. I would ask them to define “coonin’.”
The same is true for the work of Soulja Boy Tell’em, who, in my mind, is at the vanguard of internet marketing. This brotha reprogrammed music sites to play his joint whenever someone clicked to hear the song they really wanted to hear lol! And no matter how much you may try to deny it, I’m willing to bet that all of you have tried–at least once–to do these dances in public or in private.
Are you trying to tell me that the artists who made songs about the “charleston,” the “mashed potato,” and the “twist” were any less serious about their art form than their soulful and rock-n-roll peers? I think not buddy. Let’s give these young people a little credit–not because they are getting money but because they have their fingers on the pulse of this generation–even if we don’t like it. Every generation thinks that their stuff is the best, and every generation adds to a people’s musical art form in one way or another. Let’s not disown our children people.
That said, that new joint about swayin’ and surfin’ is wack, and the “Ricky Bobby” is precisely what’s wrong with Black culture (yeah I said it)!