Readers of "The Lane" know that this blog fully supports America's Hip-Hop efforts. Ever since the puzzled looks my parents gave me when I bought my first LL Cool J album have I stood up for Hippity-Hop culture. Listening to rap music while growing up in Wisconsin is not as weird as it sounds. Problem is with the music becoming so pervasive in American society, there is a whole lot more garbage to sift through. Way too many open mic nights, karaoke bars, and reality television have given people the impression that anybody can pick up the mic and throw down. This is, unfortunately, not true. However, some people are given the gift of gab and can spit it about any random topic. Like bike racks on the front of buses.
This video is courtey of Louisville's (I have the Cardinals losing to Memphis in the Final 4) Transit Authority (TARC). I gotta hand it to the 'Ville. The hook is catchy and the rhyming and production quality are pretty decent. Louisville is actually becoming one of the more bike friendly cities in the US. Stay tuned for more on that later.
"Bring it down, pull the bar, put it on..." That'll be rolling around the melon for a few days.
Favorite parts: The handlebar dance at :16 and the Lil' Jon-esque background chant, "Use a bike rack, YEAH!" at :14.