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Funny Brown Rappers

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I don’t quite know what to make of the rappers Das Racist.

Just heard their song, “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell,” that consists of, well, the duo repeating the lyric “I’m at Pizza Hut/I’m at Taco Bell/I’m at Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” repeatedly. Part caricature, part social commentary, part serious hip hop, the song (as well as others like “Fake Patois”), plays on rap and rapper stereotypes. It’s also messing a little bit with the audiences in that Al Yankovic-kind of way.

The Village Voice has a great meta-interview with the duo: Himanshu, whose parents are Indian, and Victor Vazquez (aka Kool A.D.), whose multi-racial roots are from a mother born in Italy and a father from Cuba. Chime in with your thoughts.

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3 Responses

  1. Burn Boredom says:

    Like this post thanks

  2. Hessie Jones says:

    Hey there. This is a really hot tune and it’s getting a lot of pick-up. I actually find it really catchy. My name is Hessie Jones (http://twitter.com/hessiej) and I’m working with Taco Bell Canada. I just wanted to acknowledge you guys who are talking about us. We’ve just got @TacoBellCanada on Twitter and I’m looking forward to doing some really cool stuff with their brand in Canada. Thanks for the post

  3. Hessie Jones says:

    OOPs. I put in the wrong URL. I meant to redirect you to the Taco Bell Website in Canada. cheers

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