Tuesday, June 9, 2009

MC Hammer Nostalgia

1st: a video much discussed by a friend on a recent visit to Portland of MC Hammer thrashing about his nether parts in a speedo for all to see, in his attempt to adapt to the predominance of gangsta rap: "Pumps in a Bump" (apparently banned on MTV). Actually, I think Hammer's mistake here with the speedo, the invitation to fixate on his endowment, indicates his incommensurability with gansta-rap as whole given its emphasis on a politicized economically motivated violence and deep urban alienation.

Also, "Can't Touch This" inspired dance in a LA shop vending "skinny jeans."

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