January 15, 2010, - 12:35 pm
If you’ve been paying attention to the latest season (Season 9) of “American Idol” (and I haven’t–that show long ago jumped the shark), you’ve already seen this. But for the rest of us, you gotta see this funny audition by “General” Larry Platt, who was apparently some sort of figure in the civil rights movement in the ’60s (and was part of radical groups like SNCC). He “sings” (a very charitable term) “Pants on the Ground,” a rap mocking the culture in urban America, where pants are so low they’re constantly falling to the ground (see also here), where people where stupid-looking gold and jewel-encrusted “grills” in their mouths, and where they look stupid with their baseball hats turned to the side. He, um, “touches” on each of these.
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