Thursday, September 24, 2009

This is why, this is why I'm hot.

Here's what this post isn't: insightful commentary on the global popularity of hiphop and views on how non-American seem to adopt only certain ideas of the hiphop "life style" and music stylings from what is an incredibly complex cultural phenomenon born out of individual and group creativity and socio-economical conditions of 1970's New York City.

Here's what this post is: a shameless plug for my friend Smurphmurph's brilliant fanvideo effort where she mixed the otherwise embarrassing hiphop incarnation of Shahrukh Khan with the authenticity of USian hiphop.

The results are HOT.

Even though I specifically said this is NOT one of those posts, I have to say I do love the internet age for enabling these sort of things. And what's more hiphop than mixing and matching two materials in the way that people make these brilliant fanvids?


ajnabi said...

Hahahaha! I love this vid--I followed her link from BollyWHAT. She's brilliant. And I like her DDLJ/Taylor Swift one too.

Smitha said...

with the authenticity of USian hiphop.

And I even remember hearing 'This Is Why I'm Hot' for the first time and thinking that hip hop had reached an all-time low. This vid is the best use of the song that I've ever seen. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow... someone made a godawful song interesting! xD

But seriously, I'm really impressed with the editing! Whatever he's talking about seems to fit SRK's gestures EXACTLY. Really quite awesome!

Pessimisissimo said...

Excellent post and a fantastic video, Veracious. I'm forwarding your link to all my SRK-fanboy and -girl friends...

veracious said...

ajnabi - Yes, she has a lot of good ones. I praise her efforts constantly.

Smitha - Haha. So both SRK and the song benefit from each other!

Rhilex - Indeed! It's such a fun video to watch.

Pessimissimo - Hey don't praise me, I didn't make it. Credit is due elsewhere.

Pessimisissimo said...

Of course--Smurphmurph deserves mad props (I can only imagine the hours it must have taken to synchronize the clips of SRK's gestures and even lip movements with the music and lyrics).

But I also wanted to thank you for your "shameless plug"; otherwise I would never have been aware of her work. And I also thought your post acknowledged a host of fascinating and knotty issues in a few smart sentences.

So don't deflect all the credit--you deserve some, too.