The video/music/game/everything else mashup that has been spawned over the last few years by the nebulous denizens that populate the internet can range from the genuinely imaginative to whatever the hell this diabolical stain on the conscience of mankind is.
Time Magazine reports that YouTube user and music mashup extraordinaire isthishowyougoviral has made an art of it, so far as one can, and his latest video has Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie throwing some enviously strong rap skills at the rest of the rest of the neighbourhood with their peerless rendition of Warren G and Nate Dogg’s 1994 hip-hop hit Regulate. The video cuts together the song with Bert and Ernie going about their lives on Sesame Street in a way that makes it look like they’re ready to break out and become the hip-hop kings they were born to be.
isthishowyougotviral, or Adam Schleichkorn in non-internet parlance, elaborated, “This song honestly ended up being just as tough as my last one (Bone Thugs-n-Harmony‘s Crossroads), if not tougher. I almost bailed on it several times, but it was the most requested in the comments, and another one of the best rap songs ever, so I felt as if I had to give the people what they wanted.” See, the power of the internet can be used for good.
Schleichkorn is an old hat at this mashup game, already creating some supremely watchable Muppet mixes of the Beastie Boy’s So What’cha Want and Digital Underground The Humpy Dance, so it won’t be long before the interwebs will once again be graced with Schleichkorn’s refined, Frankenstein-like handiwork.
Image from the Independent