Friday, August 25, 2006

got my ban on...

You know the song: that repetitive, annoying, senseless ("got my Vans on but they look like sneakers" -- Vans are sneakers, fool!), and catchy ass hell song "Vans" by teenage Bay Area rap group the Pack has been banned by MTV. Despite its popularity, MTV refuses to play the video because they consider the video to be a four-minute ad for Vans.

Because Nelly's "Air Force Ones" wasn't promoting Nikes? Because Chingy's "Holiday Inn" wasn't free promotion for the hotel company? Because Busta Rhymes' "Pass the Courvousier" wasn't promoting liquor? Because Run DMC's "My Adidas" isn't a classic hip hop record? Or is it because MTV doesn't want to give free promotion if they're not getting any ad dollars in return? I've never seen a Vans commercial on TV, let alone on MTV.

Not that the video is anything special, just a bunch of getting hyphy and skateing with a cameo by Too $hort (though hip hop's co-opting of skate culture is interesting), but here's the video...

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At 9:35 PM, Blogger Captain Freedom said...

Word, my cher freedomlover.
Where's the freedom in that MTV fascism? Go free market. That's about as free as my North Carolina cousins feel on the corporate hog farms, forced to splash around performing fecalphiliac rituals for the pleasure of their uncivilized human masters.
This is a clear attempt to attack VANS because they were once de rigeur for skaters (IT's not a crime, MTV!). Get a grip: VANS are popular at Animal Houses all over the U.S. today! Now, lift your boycott of VANS, MTV, and join the freedomloving, anti-terrorist, patriots of the 21st Century!
Blessed Are the Freedomlovers! Blessed art thou, JT

 
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