Friday, February 25, 2011

"Yonkers" Is Bonkers


Warning: NSFAnywhere

This video is about two weeks old already, but I really wanted to use that title, so screw it. And no, my discovery that this rhyme is most prominently used in a children's book did not dissuade me at all.

The exact opposite of Tyler, The Creator's bonkers "Yonkers" video.
Above is the video for "Yonkers" by Tyler, the Creator, the hottest rapper with punctuation in his name going right now. Tyler, the Creator is the ringleader of the indie rap collective OFWGKTA (when writing about Tyler, the Creator, white music journalists are required to introduce him with the phrase "ringleader of the indie rap collective OFWGKTA," just as they are required to introduce Joanna Newsom as a "songstress.")

OFWGKTA stands for "Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All" (catchy, guys!), and they are straight "blowin' up" as a much-buzzed-about-by-Pitchfork appearance on Jimmy Fallon's used diaper of a late-night program.

(NOTE: there is a direct relationship between people's excitement over indie group Odd Future's appearance on the Jimmy Fallon show and the Arcade Fire's Best Album Grammy victory. I'll let you figure out what that is, but, hint, winning the album for Best Grammy is like winning a used diaper).

This is Odd Future capo (that's another word all white journalists must use when describing Tyler, The Creator: "capo") Tyler, the Creator's best rap and best video. It is intense, violent, disturbing, and in black-and-white. It's a good thing. No one has called Tyler a black Beatle, but the song does feature what appears to be a fucking roach.

TAGS: my mom won't like this video or song.

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