When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

21 October 2005

LA face with the Oakland booty

Hip-hop music has been, and continues to be, a pervasive influence on American culture.

Recently, there have been some truly stunning genre-busting cover versions of classic hip-hop and rap songs. The gold standard, for me, is set by Nina Gordon's acoustic-folk cover of NWA's Straight Outta Compton (MP3 link, 2.1 MB.)

But I've just heard one that will give Nina a run for her money. Jonathan Coulton has turned out a remarkable alt.country version of Sir Mix-A-Lot's ode to steatopygia, "Baby Got Back."
(humming) LA face with the Oakland booty...

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