Hip hop has jumped the shark

Part of me wishes not to post a link to the dreadful hip hop video “Friday” by the so-called Internet sensation Rebecca Black, because as an actual musician who actually has good taste in music, I do not wish to subject you to this utter dreck.  It would be four minutes of your life that you will never get back.

Just understand that hip hop has finally “jumped the shark” and become a caricature of itself.  In the monumentally idiotic music video “Friday,” it is more than just the brain-dead lyrics, the narcissistic and cringe-inducing “look-at-me-I’m-such-a-rock-star” on-screen behavior, the really creepy cameo by an adult rapper, and the mind-numbing repeat four-chord hip-hop sequence that make this a repulsive song and video.

Little Miss Rebecca has an especially annoying touch of Carol Channing in her singing timbre.

She should be grounded for an entire month just for subjecting humanity to this waste of time, bandwidth, and valuable electricity.  Given that her parents helped finance this debacle, I would add that they should undergo a psychiatric evaluation, or at least receive a visit from Child Protective Services.

Minus 10,000 points and half a bottle of Excedrin.



One Response to “Hip hop has jumped the shark”

  1. Andrew Says:

    Well said- I think other hip hop artists may be a bit offended with the categorization of this tune in their genre (I’d call it more Pop Hop, or just Pop), but your assessment is dead on. Terrible terrible song. BUT- she is only in 8th grade- and she did turn herself into a star in less than a week. For that- she deserves some credit.

    Now… let’s see if she has any staying power.

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