Monday, November 19, 2012

Rubio talks rap

Marco Rubio loves him some hip-hop, and therefore spends a few minutes not talking about Lee Greenwood in an interview with GQ (ea)

"People forget how dominant Public Enemy became in the mid 80s. No one talks about how transformative they were. And then that led to the 90s and the sort of East Coast v. West Coast stuff, which is kinda when I came of age. There's a great documentary on Tupac called Resurrection about the last few years of Tupac's life and how he transformed.

And, ironically, how this East Coast rapper became this West Coast icon, back when all that Death Row/Sean Combs stuff was going on. Hip Hop's 30 years old now and it's crossed over and sort of become indistinguishable from pop music in general. You know, many people say Nicki Minaj is a rapper, but she's also a singer. Kanye's another guy who's also a rapper, but his songs aren't pure rap anymore. There's also all these collaborations going on, which confuses everything."

Then, what's not to love about Rubio's take on Pitbull?

"You know you've got the guy from Miami, Pitbull, who's on TV selling a car and then he's advertising for Dr. Pepper."

The Dr. Pepper commercial is below.

The thing you've got to realize about Pitbull is that if there's an artist who's self-aware and absolutely knows he's got 10 minutes of fame, it only makes sense to fill it up with as much $ as possible so you can put it into an annuity when the clock strikes twelve and your carriage turns into a pumpkin.