Friday, January 29, 2010

Rap Renaissance

Young MC's frothy rap song "Bust a Move" was released in 1989, and twenty years later it's still paying dividends. In 2009 alone, the song was featured in:

  • "Glee" (as covered by Broadway star Matthew Morrison — see above)
  • "The Blind Side" (as covered by Quinton Aaron and that little kid who ruins the entire movie)
  • "Up in the Air" (in which Young MC himself makes a cameo, performing to an audience that includes George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick)

So start writing that hit single! If it's catchy enough, you'll be set for life. Or at least for pocket change.


Fred's Brim said...

produced by the Dust Brothers of Paul's Boutique fame

Kyle Baker said...

You beat me to it, FB! Damned East Coast posting bias.

MeanieBreanie said...

Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars and live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap. We'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars in the VIP with the movie stars.