What's Worse Than PSY? PSY and MC Hammer Together

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If you, like us, have been desperately trying to ignore the tedious novelty bullshit that is PSY's "Gangnam Style" since it emerged back in September, then you can probably sympathize with the sheer horror we experienced last Sunday while watching the American Music Awards. PSY pranced on stage, ridiculous and deeply aggravating as always, to close the show with his smash hit single. As the pony dancing spread throughout increasingly self-conscious-looking members of the audience, we thought to ourselves grimly: "This is literally the worst thing we have ever seen."

But we were wrong, because a moment later, the unthinkable happened: MC Hammer arrived and "Gangnam Style" got mashed up with "2 Legit 2 Quit".

(And, for the record, that's one of the most painful sentences we've ever had to type.)

If you haven't already subjected yourselves to this, please tread carefully. This thing should never have been broadcast without the kind of warnings they flash up on TV before The Walking Dead comes on: "This program contains content which may be too intense for some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised." Why isn't there a warning for things that are intensely embarrassing as well? Okay. Let's just get it over with.



I mean, it was there staring us in the face the whole time. How could we not have noticed the fact that PSY was wearing Hammer Pants? In hindsight, it's all so obvious. We should've seen it coming, but we didn't, because all we were thinking about at the time was the fact that each and every dance-craze single in history has resulted in the artist responsible being relegated to one-hit-wonder status. This is what we were comforting ourselves with when Hammer arrived.

Please note: the reason we have to comfort ourselves during anything PSY-related is because of his sheer, unbelievable popularity. The video for "Gangnam Style" has been viewed almost a billion times on YouTube. That, ladies and gentlemen, isn't just horrifying, it's terrifying. Is this really the kind of soulless, vacuous music people want to listen to? Apparently so. And that is so deeply disheartening on so many levels, we don't even know where to start.

Anyway, then Hammer arrived. We need to take a step back at this juncture and actually say a couple of nice things (believe it or not). First of all, how insanely well has MC Hammer aged? It's ridiculous! Has he just been sealed in bubble wrap for the last two decades? Dude looks the same! It's an enigma. Also, props to Hammer for being a 50-year-old man who still moves like a 20-year-old. He made all those white dudes in suits trying to dance in the front rows look even worse.

Hammer's beauty and fitness regime aside, this thing... this remix... this onslaught of badness... should never have happened. Not just because being subjected to this once was extraordinarily painful, but because since they had such a great time together, PSY and Hammer have started collaborating on new material. Never in our wildest dreams did we think something so dastardly could occur in the world of music.

What this means is that, not only will we be getting MC Hammer back in our ears on the regular, we're also likely to get material from PSY that retains enough of a novelty factor to keep him on our radios and TV screens. Is "Gangnam Style vs. 2 Legit 2 Quit" the worst new song of the week? Yes. Of course it is. But it's only set to get worse from here. Please PSY-Hammer, don't hurt us.


-- @Raemondjjjj
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getawriterjackass
getawriterjackass

This was supposed to be funny right? You're shrill and tin-eared. Take a writing class. 

Were you born when Hammer was a big deal? 

... And you're critiquing "soulless, vacuous music" while a popup on this site called "boobs, bonds and bad costumes" bugs me as I'm reading it. That's classy. 

Editiors, can we get a writer older than 13 with a sense of dance music trends, humor and maybe.. some rhythm?

dosomeresearch
dosomeresearch

Psy is not a one-hit-wonder. He's already long established his place in the Korean music by writing countless hits and choreographing his own dances. He's also written many songs for other Korean singers in the genres ranging from dance, hip hop, to ballad. Do some research. American music industry isn't the only one that matters.

ladydna
ladydna

MC HAMMER WAS SMOKING HOT WITH HIS DANCE STEPS, LOVED THE ENDING TO THE AWARDS SHOW! :)

Kodoka434
Kodoka434

I don't think the writer here has a clue as to what is considered popular music for the masses these days. "Soulless and vacuous" better describes your attitude in writing about this song, rather than the song itself. But thanks for putting up yet another You Tube link to this great performance last week. It speaks for itself and contradicts your slam against the song...

sccracing
sccracing

You are one bitter whore.  Fuck you and your kind.

sohooptical
sohooptical

Why does this cranky bitch even have her own column at SF voice?

clarey23
clarey23

Rae, I think you need to do your PROPER research before writing such a hateful and sarcastic article. It sounds like a whole lot of jealousy to me. You claim to be a music journalist but maybe you just aren't open enough to music today. There must be a reason why the song's gone viral. Almost a billion people cannot be wrong. So there. 

abc123
abc123

Why do use the word "us?"  Who's us?

You're not the center of the universe. 

 

I can't imaging why someone would be so emotional and bitter about something which is supposed to silly and fun.  I didn't read all of your nonsense, but I gathered that it was just a bunch of self-righteous BS.   

 

You must be one ugly lady and you know it.  Is that your issue?  It must be. 

 

 

TheCriticizer
TheCriticizer

Hahaha, I love how this article is full of SHIT, nice job Rae...Please waste typing more shitty opinions of yours for us to read through and enjoy!!! :D

donmontalvo
donmontalvo

I think the writer had his tongue planted firmly in his cheek..."This program contains content which may be too intense for some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised."

 

The simple fact is this video with PSY and MC Hammer is incredibly compelling. It was a brilliant collaboration and anyone with a pulse had to be up off his or her chair before the video was over.

 

Not sure they can beat this performance, not sure they should even try. Let MC Hammer come back with a mature but still exciting performance of his own...and let PSY wither once his once-in-a-lifetime hit is forgotten.

 

Don Montalvo, TX

defdsfsdf
defdsfsdf

wow too cool for the room much rae? or is it that time of the month for you

fgtd100
fgtd100

>>>PSY was wearing Hammer Pants?<<<

 

Hellow ~~You self-delusional ignorant racist, Psy has been wearing this pants over 6 years ago, See his performances on Korean stages, You are one ignorant  self-absorbed racist fuck.

The world would be better off without a hated filled cancerous person like you;

fgtd100
fgtd100 like.author.displayName 1 Like

Another lunatic ranting from hate filled bigot,  Psy shouldn't have performed with a outdated singer-MC Hammer. He killed the freshness of  Kangnam Style. Anyway  a outdated singer rode the coattail of Psy's fame to get an attention  at the AME that night.  

gettinit
gettinit

Soulless? Haha, you are a lunatic! If you had the ability to open your pathetic excuse of a mind -- even for a second --  you would realize PSY is actually one of the most talented musicians we might ever see. But of course, you sit behind your computer and act as if you actually know about music... Rae Alexandra, you are one angry person. May the Lord have mercy on your pathetic little soul. 

Butwhole
Butwhole like.author.displayName 1 Like

Hey Rae, you leftover turkey, you need to relax. But don't worry, I got all the stuffing you can handle.

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