Wednesday Wadio: Classified’s ‘Oh… Canada’

by Dave on February 10, 2010

in Canadiana,Musical,Wednesday Wadio

“They say hip hop is dead, nah it’s up North with me. I can do this all day cause it’s part of my routine, but suppers almost done and tonight – POUTINE!” – Classified

This was sent to me today by a Canadian friend of mine – as I’ve been way out of the loop for a month and a half down here in Boston – and when I realized what I was about to watch I cringed. Probably visually. A pro-Canada song, by a white rapper from the East coast, just in time for the Winter Olympics… I mean, surely it must suck polar bear sack, right?

Classified’s tribute to Canada… Kinda fuckin’ rules, buddy.

I love the fact that he’s not standing around with a bunch of black guys and wearing a ton of tacky jewellery for “street cred”. I love the fact that he only mentions pot to remind the rest of the world that it’s legal. I love his line referencing “90’s hip hop” and subsequently the song sounds a heck of a lot like just that. He doesn’t refute the stereotypes – he embraces them. Was that Mr. Lahey? Did he just give SCTV a shout out? What the frig is this?

Anybody else think maybe Maestro Fresh Wes, Snow or the Swollen Members are feeling a little left out right now? This kid is good and I’m going to hit the nearest record store (wink) and get myself acclimated. It’s probably, like, my friggin’ duty or something too, eh?

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Greg February 11, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Pretty darn good, loved the Jim Lahey cameo and the shout out to GSP.

Just got an email on Monday from Amazon saying Countdown to Liquor Day will be out on DVD shortly.

jpye February 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Love it, but what’s with the caterpillar eyebrows??

jpye February 11, 2010 at 5:15 pm

But is it as good as this?

Dave Pye February 11, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Wow – that BJ Snowden is a hidden national treasure. I must find out more about her.

Lynn February 11, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Yeah, it is your friggin duty buddy, lol – good job! – I’d actually like to do a dance mix to this, it’s very cool. How many FB fans can we get who want this as our new anthem?

Killer February 12, 2010 at 10:54 am

Great song, gotta get me one of them tukes.

Dave February 12, 2010 at 11:08 am

Killer as a fellow member of the GoonSquad it behooves me to correct your spelling – toques is what you were going for.

Dave February 12, 2010 at 11:11 am

Lynn – if I get 10 minutes today I might just start up a Facebook group to that effect – if there isn’t one already. Good idea.

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