Cruise (Remix)

Cruise by krin

Date Aired
June 7, 2013
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Todd plays "Cruise" on the piano

A pop song review

Todd: Let's talk about country music.

Clip of Dierks Bentley - "Tip It On Back"
Dierks: Tip it on back, make it feel good
Sip a little more than you know you should

Todd: And let's talk about hip-hop.

Clip of Ace Hood ft. Future and Rick Ross - "Bugatti"
Ace Hood: Oh there he go in that foreign again
Killing the scene, bring the coroner in
Murder she wrote, swallow or choke

Todd: And let's talk about the two genres combined.

That clip of "Accidental Racist"
Brad: I'm proud of where I'm from
LL Cool J: If you don't judge my gold chains...

Todd (VO): No!

Clip from Hannah Montana: The Movie
Hannah: Pop it, lock it, polka dot it
Countrify then...

Todd (VO): No! No, no, no, damn it!

Todd: Okay, despite some...notable evidence to the contrary, country and hip-hop can work together. In fact, they've been moving in that direction for a long time.

Video for Blake Shelton ft. Pistol Annies and friends - "Boys 'Round Here"
Blake: All the boys round here
Drinkin' that ice cold beer

Todd (VO): See, country music is, in a lot of ways, a conservative genre, so naturally it's resistant to more threatening genres like the hippety-hop.

Todd: But on the other hand, let's face it. Hip-hop hasn't been threatening in many years. Who the hell only listens to one kind of music anymore? Nobody. We live in the MP3 generation, everyone listens to everything.

Clip of Tim McGraw - "Truck Yeah"
Tim: Got Lil Wayne pumpin on my iPod

Todd (VO): So despite years of vehement opposition, country music is being forced to make peace with rap music, just like it had to do with those long-haired hippie freaks and their rock 'n roll. There was a time when people considered Johnny Cash too rock 'n roll for country music, believe it or not.

Todd: And really...

Brief clip of Snoop Dogg ft. Willie Nelson - "My Medicine"

Todd (VO): ...shouldn't these two styles of music be able to find common ground? After all, 1., [side-by-side pics of old men, one white and one black] both genres speak to the experiences of the poor and disenfranchised, and 2., [side-by-side pics of Taboo and on one side, and pretty-boy country guys on right] both genres don't actually do that because they sold out a long time ago.

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