Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

I feel like I haven't been giving equal time to certain musical genres in this topic, so this week's vid is the 1991 hip-hop gem, "Mistadobalina" by Del Tha Funkee Homosapien. I've always been just a casual fan of rap/hip-hop who digs the occasional L.L. Cool J, Run DMC or Eminem song, but this was actually one of my favorite songs in the early '90s. It's super catchy and fairly humorous. I've always imagined it as an ode to little white boys who try to act hard (Vanilla Ice?) or maybe even greedy record company execs who suddenly developed a taste for rap when its popularity could no longer be denied.

I'm looking forward to finding out how many of you spend the rest of the day walking around going, "Mistadobalina Mista Bob Dobalina, Mistadobalina Mista Bob Dobalina..."


5 comments:

deadspot said...

He totally rocks the Monkees' version.

I'll be the first to 'fess up to having this stuck in my head now.

"Mista Dobalina, Mista Bob Dobalina..."

Now, if you'll excuse me, I haev to go wave my hands in the air like I just don't care.

deadspot said...

...and then learn to type.

Lee Ann said...

You have me laughing good Becky!
I have explained at the Castle.
You are too cute.

LoraLoo said...

I never saw this video but definitely remember hearing this song at a local UNLV crowd pub.

Now that's going through my head too...

Scott said...

I love this song! This song was stuck in my head last year, when someone with a name similar to Dobalina was in the news... but now I can't remember who it was... so my point of reference is moot...

 

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