Thursday, March 6, 2008

THE STORY OF GANGSTALICIOUS PART 2

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The Boondocks keeps getting better and better. In the world of animated sitcoms, if The Simpsons are Michael Jordan, then The Boondocks would be LeBron James. It has the same satirical angles as The Simpsons but is a lot more edgier. (I hate the word "edgy" but it fits.) Like Richard Pryor, Bill Hicks and Dave Chappelle, Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder fuses comedy and social commentary to spark dialogue amongst his audience.

The latest episode focuses on Gangstalicious, a closeted gangsta rapper, who was outed to Riley Freeman, younger brother to the main character and a huge Gangstalicious fan, in the first season. "The Story of Gangstalicious Part 2" centers around the still-closeted Gangstalicious' new single "Homies over Hoes." (Oddly enough, the beat sounds a lot like D4L's "Laffy Taffy," a song that makes me want to light puppies on fire.) McGruder has fashioned Gangstalicious, voiced by Mos Def, as a sort of hip-hop Rob Halford, the Judas Priest singer who announced his homosexuality in the 1990s.

McGruder highlights the homophobic tendencies of hip-hop, along with its contradictory homoerotic subtleties. I'll let you judge for yourself. Enjoy.



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2 comments:

joseph said...

huge fan of the boondocks, i keep forgetting it's on though.

evan said...

Can you even enjoy Uncle Ruckus in mixed company? No one knows when or where to laugh.

So they packed up their group, got a grip, came equipped
Grabbed their proton packs off their back and they split