Recently I woke up from an enjoyable long-night’s rest and everyone around me, as far as my eye could see (especially on the internet) had become an MC. Now don’t get me wrong — I support DIY arts and entertainment as much as the next guy — I’m a dabbler, myself. But sometimes, it’s taken too far. On Monday, it was taken too far. By none other than the most powerful web company in the world, Google.
Under the moniker ‘Fink,’ a Google employee based in New York released his “Welcome to Google” original hip-hop song and music video. Prancing and good-timing around the ‘big G’s’ New York office, fellow employees (including Bug Droid) play hype-men and women while Fink drops some G-rated knowledge on us.
“Welcome to Google, this is the Googleplex/ The home of where the future’s kept,” shouts the 25-year young professional by day, fly dancer and lyricist by night. As his Facebook page writes, Fink is a “student of music, and not just hip-hop,” owning over 1500 albums (wow, he is serious.) In this video, you can see how his proficiency shines brighly. So bright in fact, the use of sunglasses are needed indoors.
Forgive me for sounding too harsh, I just don’t find it cute. Call me bitter, go ahead. If something sucks, I just can’t agree it’s good, regardless of the majority against me. Like, for example, when I was the only person in the world not riding the Gangnam Style ‘pony.’ In good music, there’s no need for gimmicks — no dance craze, no corporate sponsorship or viral video necessary.
Weigh in on your own thoughts below in the comments section. Fink the Google rapper: do or don’t?