The Electric Commentary

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

The Slate on "Lazy Sunday"

Josh Levin examines the SNL phenomenon:

People aren't forwarding this video because it's a parody of what's bad about rap; they're sending it around because it's an ode to what can be great about it. Instead of auguring a new day for SNL, maybe it points up what's missing in mainstream rap—an awareness that it's OK to be goofy. Who needs Biz Markie and Tone-Loc? We've got Samberg and Parns.
Levin makes a good point. Rap is sooooooo depressing these days and it would be nice to have some levity once in a while. Every genre needs a Weezer now and then.

(Hat tip, Ace.)


  • I agree, I was really let down when I heard that Will Smith was making diss records. He and Sir Mix A Lot were two of the wittiest M.C.s ever. No. I'm not joking.

    By Anonymous Rashid Muhammad, at 1:50 PM  

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