Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Jim Jones: Live At The Mercury Lounge, or "WHO'VE DONE MORE?"



The first minute of this is way funnier than that Cam video that's floating around. Check out the white background soul singers. At first I thought this must've been some The Real production because it's so bizarre. But apparently it's for real. Co-starring Dame, Juelz, Jim Jones's Cell Phone, and "Mr. Om'Mas here of the mighty mighty Sa-Ra." AKA The Insanely Bougie Bespectacled Gaydar Setter-Offer Hack. I especially liked the 0:48-1:30 segment:

Jim Jones wildly making crackhead faces into his cell phone: WHO DOES MORE THINGS THAN ME IN THIS INDUSTRY?? TELL ME, YOU LET ME KNOW. LET'S GET THE STATISTICS. WHO'VE DONE MORE? AND HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE SOLD MORE RECORDS THAN ME AT THIS CLIMATE OR WHATEVER INSIDE THIS INDUSTRY RIGHT NOW?? LET ME KNOW! IF THESE NIGGAS ARE DOING MORE THAN ME THAN THAT THEN TELL ME...

(Cut to a sensitive-looking soul in a rugby shirt pattering away on his drum kit. Gay Sa-Ra dude, voiceover): Jim is amazing... these gentlemen are all amazing... um... I have wonderful background singers, Kensey and Jen -

(Cut to Whole Foods cashier looking-ass white background singers, singing): Blah blah blahhhh...

(Kanye bunk buddy wanders into shot and joins in in gay off-key voice): I have FOUUUUND you rather spleeendid...

(Background singers and Kanye's special friend all together): I thought you were DEEEEVINE... tra la la...

(Cut to a beaming be-beanied Jimmy caressing mic and creepily coming closer and closer and closer to the camera like a homo thug gila monster).

Dame: You know, this is the synergies of urban and rock and roll and it's, it's just the new world and I want to be at the forefront of it and I think Jim should be at the forefront of it. I think the world needs him.

(Cut to Jim, Jimmy weedcarriers, and the less cute but sluttier-looking background singer standing outside Jim's truck.)

Jim and slutty background singer: Zeek! Zeek!

Jim: We're on Hot 97 nigga! We're on Hot 97!

Slutty white background singer: Hahaha! [Thinking: Black people saying nigga! This is crazy!]



8 comments:

bding7 said...

lol @ "homo thug gila monster." i am so embarrassed by this for some reason.

"Mr. Om'Mas here of the mighty mighty Sa-Ra."

do people outside the internet blog world know who they are? i, for one, am rather skeptical. also, why is it in that in the world of rap dudes who did not grow up in the inner-city all have the annoying habit of a) talking with a stupid affected accent, as though they are smarter than other rappers and b) have a very lame sense of style (see: taz arnold)? i'm not from the big, scary city, but i am certainly not Ralph Tresvant of Father MC.

tray said...

I actually don't know who he is, had to look him up. I thought it was very funny how he goes "mighty mighty SA. RA." and lunges his head/turns up his nose at the camera. And I'm not sure why the suburban rappers/rapper-hanger-ons do that, certainly early 90s suburban rappers didn't, but you get the sense that most rappers who come from cushier surroundings these days go into rap largely to talk about how much smarter and less materialistic they are than the inner-city rappers who are ruining hip-hop. Which is easily said when you didn't grow up in extreme poverty and consequently aren't so fascinated by foreign cars because everyone you know has one.

Jay (d)eff Kay said...

wht just happened there? it looks like a commercial? for what i have no idea is there some big rap rock resurgence conspiracy planned?

You notice right after jim asks the "TELL ME, YOU LET ME KNOW. LET'S GET THE STATISTICS. WHO'VE DONE MORE? AND HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE SOLD MORE RECORDS THAN ME AT THIS CLIMATE OR WHATEVER INSIDE THIS INDUSTRY RIGHT NOW?? " question, the camera cuts away from the cell phone conversation. I'm assuming thats because the person at the other end of the line actually started answering his question of who's done more and who has statistically sold more records than him. That must have been such a long winded answer.

bding7 said...

that line "I have FOUUUUND you rather spleeendid..." has been stuck in my head since i watched this yesterday. it is pretty horrible, on a few levels (like who would ever say that?), but it remains.

tray, that you, a blog troll, had to look this guy up and the fact that he's freelancing for jim jones sort of disproves his point about sa-ra being "mighty mighty."

tray said...

I'm a blog troll now? I mean, I heard of the mighty mighty SA-RA, but you can't expect me to know their members' names. Especially such weird names. And I have found you rather splendid is really odd. Why would you go to the pluperfect (or is that the present perfect)? I guess my favorite part, though, is when he's talking about how the show's this magical, magnificent, blissful, decadent, dangerous (cocks head/flares nostrils to emphasize the danger of it all) affair - right after cutting from Jim singing about his fancy cars. Dangerous??

And yeah, Jay, it's a trailer for the documentary of the show that will accompany the special copy of Pray 4 Reign, JJ's new album.

bding7 said...

you'll have to excuse me, i couldn't think of a better phrase, and believe me, i don't know their names either (just like how i used to really enjoy the music of a one Kayne west).

i think their use of the tense is proper, but it sounds so, so pretentious and just does not fit a JJ/byrd gang affair at all.

tray said...

I don't think it makes any sense. Why would you say "I have found you..." rather than "I found you" or "I find you"? It's not clear if it's in the present or the past. It sounds like he's writing to let her know that he's approved her credit application. In other news, I looked into Mr. Chalie Boy and his shit is really good... although he doesn't exactly rap much, his whole tape sounds like the hook on Wanna Be A Baller. Swangin soul, if you will. If there's interest (anyone?) I could do a post.

Fosterakahunter said...

These MFers have just destroyed all hope. The Diplomats were a force at one time, until Jim got too big for his slim fit britches and deep sixed the whole thing. Om'mas from SA-RA? I thought that Jimmy didn't f"*k with dudes that hung with Kanye. I actually dug SA-RA at one time when they were churning out tracks, but this is puzzling.