Watch: Mike Baker the Bike Maker Issues a Creepy Ode to You-Know-What on "Legs"

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Just another Wednesday afternoon in Oakland...

Isn't it skeezy to sing an entire song about how much you like ladies' legs? Honor Roll Crew member and NYC-via-East Bay rapper Mike Baker the Bike Maker apparently doesn't care -- he enlisted pals Trackademicks and 1-O.A.K. for this simmering appreciation of "legs, gams, stems," etc. Apparently filmed at the Port of Oakland, the video also offers no small adoration of the San Francisco skyline, rendered in black-and-white by director Torin Simpson. The music here is smooth, no doubt, but we're struggling (read: cringing) with a song and video that show pretty much zero awareness of the objectifying tendencies at their core. (Yes, that is Mike Baker "reading" The Girls of Penthouse at the start. And what would you think if you saw a guy sitting alone on a bench in a public park reading Penthouse?) Read our interview with Mike Baker, in which his leg fetish is further discussed, and watch the video after the jump.

And here's Baker's new album, Mike Plays It Cool:

Mike Baker The Bike Maker - Mike Plays It Cool by The Honor Roll

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DEESTO
DEESTO

Ian, you're inherently trippin' dude.

Heartaryndean
Heartaryndean

Ian, I have absolutely no respect for your opinion..  As a woman and a personal friend of Mike's I know for a fact that being 'skeezy' is the last thing he was going for.  I consider 'Legs' more of an ode to one of the parts of the female anatomy that most men find attractive.  You clearly have no taste and your worldview seems just about as narrow as the scope of your assessment of Mike's music.  Please do us all a favor and pick another profession.  Maybe you should go into politics.  That's the perfect forum for people like you to just spew silliness with thought or basis to back up your claims.

Your Conscience
Your Conscience

This is a pretty bad article/piece/blurb/blog or whatever it is you want to call it.  While there are songs in heavy rotation on the radio with hooks like "I'mma beat the p---y up," you think it's creepy to talk about legs?  And you're talking about "zero self awareness" in objectifying women for a song in which the lyrics talk about spending the rest of their lives with this girl.  It's understood that it comes from a purely physical basis, but probably 95% of other songs that do a much worse service to women go on to say you shouldn't even stick with one.  Not to mention the video is an ode to another piece of existing visual art: "She's Gotta Have It."  I don't know.  Just seems like half-assed "journalism" written without any investigation or sense of accountability because you didn't think anybody would actually read it.

Ian S. Port
Ian S. Port

That's funny — I almost wanted to talk about "Up" (as in "beat the pussy up") here, but that would be taking it too far, and associating this song with something far worse. I agree with you that many other songs, like that one, go much farther in terms of objectifying women. But there's still an inherent creepiness here that made me cringe while watching this video. This isn't the greatest sin against women ever perpetrated. It's just kinda eew.

Your Conscience
Your Conscience

Okay, I get it.  And I laughed about the guy reading Penthouse alone.  I just thought it went a little far to say they have no awareness of the objectification.  Clearly it was a deliberate choice for one reason or another.  I suppose if ZZ Top's take on "Legs" started with them reading Penthouse I might've had the same reaction.  Thankfully the Bike Maker doesn't rock one of those beards.

American_Girl_95
American_Girl_95

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American_Girl_95

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American_Girl_95
American_Girl_95

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American_Girl_95
American_Girl_95

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judy
judy

hey! thanks for linking to the video and album. i really enjoy mike baker's project - SOLID! maybe next time you should listen and watch the things you write about - that way you wouldn't sound so incoherent by misinterpreting the "skeezy" with the "tasteful." oh, and torin simpson's art direction? so awesome. everyone looked good in the video. it embodied what the song is about - appreciating womens' legs without objectifying them as sex objects. right? fixed it! just did your job. thanks again!

American_Girl_95
American_Girl_95

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American_Girl_95
American_Girl_95

@FoxyLady:disqus ...WoW...>his......My best friend's mom makes $ 69 an hour on the computer. She has been out of job for 11 months but last month her check was $ 6623  just working on the computer for a few hours..Read about it here.....www.BestJob....

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