Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Video Gold: 'Funky Y2C'
I try to avoid gratuitously selling out my people on this blog, but I am not kidding when I say I have been searching for this video on YouTube for more than a year.
When I lived in Clearwater 14 or so years ago, I was too cheap to get cable. But somehow, I wound up with access to the video-by-request channel, The Box. The great thing about The Box was that the most trifling videos imaginable stayed in heavy rotation. Things like the Spanish version of "Whoomp! There It Is" (or "Whoomp! Si Lo Es) and Luther Campbell's "You Go, Girl." You weren't going to see A Tribe Called Quest or Tony! Toni! Tone! on this station.
One video that played around the clock was "Funky Y2C," a Miami booty-bass song performed by The Puppies. Suffice to say that I was taken aback by the sight of 10-year-olds rapping enthusiastically about booty shaking. The video reached Olympic levels of foolishness when one of the girls started dancing the Funky Y2C alongside her mother. Really.
Eat your heart out, Michel Gondry!