Rare Saturday Musical Interlude: Thrift Shop Rap

March 9th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

My kids turned me onto this extremely catchy rap song, but the thing I also like about it is how it (sort of–yes, I see the DeLorean in there…) takes a much more downscale view of the hyper-consumption message of so much contemporary culture.  It’s all about getting bargains in the thrift shop, recycling grandpa’s stuff, and not blowing scads on some overpriced tee shirt.

I’m not saying it’s PC or anything like that–and this is the PG version btw–but I think I liked the message.  If, that is, a 57-year old can even legitimately get the message out of a contemporary rap song.  And that’s a big “if.”

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4 comments in reply to "Rare Saturday Musical Interlude: Thrift Shop Rap"

  1. SeattleAlex says:

    Very representative of our Seattle hipster scene. He’s also unapologetically pro-gay which is rare for the genre. Lives down the street from me actually…super nice guy.

    • purple says:

      The R and B genre is a lot more open than it used to be. Witness the large shrug to Frank Ocean’s sorta-coming out. His Channel Orange work is pretty original, esp. first half.

  2. Sharon says:

    This got a lot of play this weekend in our house.

    We’re thrift shoppers from “back-in-the-day.” Our stomping grounds was a place in Baltimore that we called “Saks North Avenue.”

    Yeah, we were rocking your grandpa’s look in 1989.

    Thanks for linking to it!

  3. Cindy says:

    Amusing to see how one of my recent favorite songs (and I thought I was in a minority having just turned 50) has an appeal broad enough to capture the attention of the brilliantly savvy and erudite former economist for the Obama administration….and paves the way for an interesting dialectic :).