Thursday, August 24, 2006

WHY GOD CREATED YOUTUBE™: Bone Thugs N Harmony vs. Phil Collins


Back in 2002, Cleveland rappers Bone Thugs N Harmony dropped Thug World Order, an album shockingly met by commercial indifference after a string of successes. But the album did produce this gem, Home, in which the Bones boys invited The Specter of Phil Collins' Cultural Relevance to lip sync to samples of his nearly 20 year-old hit at the time, Take Me Home (a song we've recently begged to be covered).

Watch how The Specter of Phil Collins' Cultural Relevance provides a stellar, out-of-context performance including:

  • Rocking an ever-so-slimming Fat Man Long Black Coat™ (someone's been watching Trinny and Susannah!)

  • Just as quickly forgetting to report to Wardrobe one morning and settling for the golf hat he had in the car boot

  • Trying not to look nervous what with all the ballers hanging around

  • Hiding the look of stark realization that this is no longer 1985 and Layzie Bone, Wish Bone, and Krayzie Bone are not Philip Bailey

Lord knows how I missed this video back in the day (thanks for the tip, Dartanjal!) but then, that's why God created YouTube.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

one word: goosebumps.

-eels

8:36 AM  
Blogger Gene K. said...

Leave it to those taste-makers "Tha Bone Thugs" to give some long-overdue props to PC's awesome dramatic abilities. Here he looks like he's auditioning for a role as a Bond villain cum cenobite.

And, lest we forget: BEHOLD HIS ARTISTRY!

11:00 AM  

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