"Yo, Ron! Why the fuck we talkin about Korn, nigga?"
I am well-prepared for this question, bitches and bitchettes. Kornâ€™s newest video â€œTwisted Transistorâ€ [watch above] is a pretty damn funny parody of their life and experience in the music industry. It also features lead appearances from Lil Jon, David Banner, Xzibit and Snoop Dogg.
I must say, they picked quite a cast to do their video. Re-enacting the lives of Korn members can't be easy. There's an entirely different set of drugs involved...-- Okay, not really. I guess these guys aren't so different. They drink, smoke, snort, get endorsement deals, bang white chicks, yadda yadda... It's pretty parallel to me.
Lil Jon's definitely got the flair, energy and swagger to play his part. Playing lead, Jon doesn't have to perform or record until he has his fill of beer and broads. Unfortunately, he has to remove the sunglasses and show us all those Jar Jar Binks eyes of his. If I didn't know any better and saw him in the street, I'd be thinking touchdown. I have a feeling that's what was on Rick Rubin's mind. That and why the coke blunt isn't rotating anymore.
Once again Xzibit really brings his character to life. Much like the guy he plays on that "Pimp My Ride" show. Man, X. I never can quite call it with you. I used to think you were a gangster rapper. Then I understood you to be a family entertainer. Now I am perfectly okay with you playing bass for Korn. If only his albums were as good as his cameos we'd be in business. What's it about, X? The mic or the camera? Can we have another "At The Speed Of Life?" Fuck, I'll settle for a "40 Days & 40 Nights."
David Banner also absorbed the role of David Silvera. He hardly said anything. The cologne ad audition was classic, as was the post-billboard viewing fight that ensued. I could see this nigga doing a cologne spot. Hell... I could see this nigga doing a Popeye's spot. Nothing says "fried chicken" quite like David Banner in a wifebeater.
Snoop's best acting since... ever. I just love how they got a black dude to play "Munky." I'm not callin the Colored People's Association yet (you know, them people who hand out the Image Awards every year), but I'm definitely a little leary. If Jimmy Bones was cool with it, then so is Ronnie H.
I'm assuming Korn did the video this way for a little more than shock value alone. I truly believe they wanted to show how similar our cultures and corresponding genres of music can be. I appreciate the effort wholeheartedly. Thumbs up. I can't wait for Korn to return the favor. When those cats play rappers, someone give me a call. I wanna see what the label thinks to dress them up as... and how offended I'll be.
It is cool to see that someone besides me has a sense of humor when it comes to these videos.
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