Hip-hop jumps the shark
Specifically, hip-hop jumps the great white shark.
Boulder-based duo hits #9 on Billboard charts
A local hip-hop duo whose members hail from Boulder have broken into the top 10 on the charts.
Boulder natives Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte make up 3OH!3, and their single “Don’t Trust Me,” this week hit No. 9 on Billboard’s “Hot 100,” up from the No. 13 spot it held last week. The single has been on the charts for 21 weeks.
Yes, folks, the genre spawned by inner city black culture has now been taken over by kids from the whitest place in America, Boulder, Colorado. Don’t get me wrong – Boulder is a beautiful city and I have nothing against white people. Some of my best friends are white. In fact, white people love me.
But Boulder? Whiter than Karl Rove’s mental picture of Heaven.
I don’t really have a dog in the fight, but if I were a person of color I might look into this. Hip-hop may have survived Eminem and Vanilla Ice, but that’s only because they didn’t know they were white. These kids, being from Boulder, (I mean, come on – Sean and Nathaniel?! Bitch, please…) have probably never actually seen a real live non-Caucasian and would wet themselves if Flavor Flav walked up to them in an Applebee’s. Just sayin’.
Word to your mother.
Thanks to JS O’Brien for tipping me off to this landmark cultural event.