What is Rap? - Switchback circa 1987

There's a lot of really great hip-hop from the late 80's. I'd go as far to say rap is the best thing the 80's gave us.....Besides your's truly, of course! Just like everything else, when something becomes popular, leave it to suburban, middle class white kid to ruin it for the rest of us.

If you were paying attention, you would have also notice another trend that started in the late-80's; one we can fully blame on suburban white kids. The girl in the very 80's over-sized white sweatshirt was gothing it up for us.

Christmas Wrap Rap - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Oh yes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The freakish characters who, every five years or so, try to force themselves down another generation of kids' throats. All the while we all wonder why the hell they were once popular in the first place. Didn't know they were Christian; that's a new twist. They missed a grand opportunity though: Teenage Jewish Ninja Turtles. Come on now, I can't be the only one who would love to see their version of Dradle Dradle Dradle.

Hyundai's 2011 Christmas Hip-Hop Ad

Seen this ad this afternoon while getting ready for work with the news on in the background. Speaking of the news, who's idea at FoxNews was it to use dubstep as a leadout? It beats their usual Abba, Dave Matthews and 60's mellow'd-gold, but still... Anyway, as rapping ads go this one is really humdrum. The thing I'm mostly questioning is his hat. Am I suppose to believe the lead MC in this commercial goes by DJ Dave? Okay DJ Dave, pass back the mic, get behind your turntables and show us what you can really do!

And yes, I know I'm completely missing the fact a suburban white boy in his 30's is rapping about standard options on a mid-size foreign car. There's no jokes to be made. It's too obvious.

Billy Idol Rapping in an Ikea Commercial

We all remember our first apartment, right? That place was full half-broken Ikea furniture. I remember managed to furnish our entire two-bedroom flat for under $500. Aah, memories.... Well anyway, Ikea isn't know for quality so it only seems natural they'll have Billy Idol do some cockamamie rap.

Rack City Mix - Jersey Shore's Vinny

 Yep, another reality show twit who felt the need to release a song. People are really getting all up in arms about this song. Reference the source, people! What do you expect? He even was persuaded to apologize for the "rapist-style lyrics". He already deleted the song off youtube but fortunately for us once something is on the Internet, it's there forever. What I find astounding is he initially felt it was a good idea to upload this piece of crap in the first place. But again, what more can we come to expect from someone on the Jersey Shore?