LargeUp Video: Major Lazer "Original Don"
Say what you want about cultural appropriation (seriously, you should say what you want, let’s talk about these things) this video for Major Lazer’s “Original Don” that LargeUp posted yesterday is pure genius, in my opinion. When that grandma picks up the kung-fu lance/pike (I’m sure there is a technical term for that thing–Wu Tang stans, speak up) I had one of those rare wtf, forgot-I-was-watching-a-video moments where the medium becomes transparent pixels become reality. And then at about 2:15 when her little dog almost gets it, I had another one. A little something to ride out to for the weekend. (If you enjoyed this, I highly recommend you go back to LargeUp and stream/download the Pusha T cameo on the remix to Vybz Kartel’s “Half on a Baby,” off his recent Dre Skull-produced album Kingston Story. It is a lot more tender than you’re thinking it’s going to be.)