Watch this video from local Duluth rappers and love to hate it!
I almost made it half way through.
Thanks for the support!
Ugggghhhhh. I made it 25 seconds, until the fat suits. Ish.
Not bad. Pretty funny video. Keep it up!
OK beats, idiot message. Do something real with your skills.
Wow. I watched the whole thing like I was mesmerized. That hook will be stuck in my head for ever now. It was so bad it was awesome.
See, we like to go out an do fun things instead of sit at a computer and hate on Youtube videos. We had a blast making this song/video and can take constructive criticism, but the majority of people like it or think its funny. Numbers don't lie y'all!
You can check out more of my music on YouTube ...
... or download free music at goodknightmusic.com.
I've performed at Duluth Homegrown the past few years, and all over Minnesota. You can also buy all 3 of my CDs at Electric Fetus (which I won artist of the month for twice) so I must be doing something right!
I think you have good beats and can produce a hooky tune. All positive. But, like I said about the minnesnowta track, you're reliance on misogynistic themes and lyric phrases may have been intended to be "funny" but it's really sad. You say you "must be doing something right" but, if it's all is based on derogatory and cliche stereotypes then is it really "right?" Step up and write something that has true lyrical nards, not just juvenile rhymes. Use your skills to uplift instead of putdown.
But hey, whatever, I enjoy the beats and give you props for being up here making hip-hop tracks, I just can't listen because the vibe distances me.
Haters, You know how long it took to make this beat and record this song!?!?! To be honest, about 45 minutes. Aka it's a joke, ya'll need to lighten up a bit. So we went a different route than the cliche white Minnesotan rapper talking about the "real" hardships of our lives. Listen to our other tracks. Been there done that. Nobody listens or cares, we make a funny song and have 3,000 plays in 45 different countries in a week and a half.
However, I do agree with Baci. Good Knight, you suck.
I hate Good Knight, but I love this song:
Never said Good Knight sucks ... the only hating going on here is you guys hating on women.
But sure ... I get it ... was a joke ... haha ... Pine Trees ... I like it. I'll stick to this because it's cool and way bigger than the other track.
Real trash. The video takes the song to a whole different level of foolish. When you're making unsolicited comments about a group of people, you can't just tell them to pipe down and take the joke. You shouldn't be concerned with anyone's body but your own, and you definitely shouldn't tell someone how to feel about being the butt of a joke. Beyond all of that, when you produce content like this and defend it tooth and nail, you're just perpetuating the systemic sanctioning and institutional marginalization of women.
I can appreciate some good rap, and true talent is being able to rap about something legitimate. Producing real content.
Thanks for watching our video and clicking either like or dislike on it! I love/respect ALL types of women. I was raised by women who all support my music. I have other songs written about women in a positive and negative way. Have I been with a big girl? Maybe! Maybe not! My aunt that baby sat me growing up (and my biggest supporter) is a plus-sized female and straight up loves the song. I've sold many "Hey Big Girl" T-shirts to girls that are big and beautiful. I'll defend any music I come out with. It's all love from this side though! Did you listen to the other tracks?
Still have shirts for sale! Let me know if anybody needs one.
Rap music has always been held to a different standard than other music. As far as sexism goes, I would say the biggest offenders are hair metal and blues music. For acceptable violence and glorification of substance abuse, I listen to country. You damn kids, get off of my lawn.
This is not the audience for "Hey Big Girl." Please suck up the criticisms and move on.
At least the joke band isn't trying to say it's not a joke band.
I feel like this is the exact audience to post "Hey Big Girl." Couple of Duluth locals getting feedback from other Duluthians. Positive or negative, feedback is feedback and if you're critisizing it, it means you still watched at least some of the video. Our goal is to reach as many people as possible and if you absorb the message to be a negative one, then that is your prerogative. However, like Good Knight said, many of our biggest supporters have been "bigger" woman in our community. You'll see females of all sizes wearing the shirts and singing along with the song at our shows so I don't feel as if we are being offensive in that manner. Thanks for the comments everybody!
So if you love "big girls" so much, why didn't you use them in your video in some respectful (but could definitely still be humorous/entertaining) way instead of using fat suits that, in my oppinion, are disrespectful and offensive representations of big girls bodies?
We put out online ads and flyers a month before the shoot and had to use the extras that we could.
@Hotshot: We dropped 1 "joke" track, which I'm proud of. Listen to the others I posted or go to goodknightmusic.com and still call me a joke band. Hope to see you at Homegrown this year, we'll save you a T-shirt.
I'm sorry that I'm not sorry. Shout out to Perfect Duluth Day and everyone here for giving us 500+ hits in one day!
@wskyline, I understand what you are saying. I also wish we could have gotten some to take part in our video, we really did make an effort to do so (craigslist ads etc...) but we were on a budget and most of them didn't really understand what they would have to do in the video. I agree with you though and it would have been preferable to not use the fat suits, we just didn't have any other options at the time.
I don't like this crap at all. I agree completely with Baci and governmenthookah. While you can definitely create a catchy hook, you gotta drop the misogynistic and "funny" lines. (They aren't very funny.)
Do something positive with your skills. I can see you have the talent to do more than this.
Would you mind elaborating on the "artist of the month" at the Electric Fetus? I brought the staff over to the computer to show them this tripe and not one of us here at the Duluth location have ever heard of this.
I hear what you're all saying. The song is not for you, but as you can see from the video, more people like it than dislike it. Perfect Duluth Day definitely ain't the spot to blog about hip hop. It is what it is. Like I said before, check out some of my other music above and you'll probably dig it.
At Electric Fetus, I won an award where my CD and bio were featured for a month (twice) in the front of the store for "Minneconomy" or something like that. I've only really dealt with Carrie Brown, who is one of the nicest, coolest women that I've met, and she writes me checks! The majority (not all) of other people at Electric Fetus are rude to me every time I go in to buy a record or see how mine is doing. Either way I always appreciate Electric Fetus and especially Carrie Brown for selling my CDs, which even peaked at #6. Not bad for a cat from West Duluth.
This is an Electric Fetus employee posting under the other employee's account.
You are correct. Carrie Brown is one of the sweetest people in the world. She's been the manager for 15+ years and is indeed, the writer of the checks.
"Minneconomy," however, is not an award. We feature all sorts of local artists works for a month. This includes musicians, jewelry artists, chocolatiers, candle and cat-toy makers. It's a way to put the word out to our customers about the myriad of local talent in our beloved city and state.
I truly apologize if you were ever treated in anything less than a courteous manner. There are approximately 10 employees currently employed at the Fetus and I will assume you weren't treated poorly by all.
As for your video and song . . . oy gevalt. I am a plus size woman. I don't eat fast food, I've seen my own vagina in the past week, and my home cookin' involves quinoa and chanterelles.
I'm great at my job, I'm customer service queen, but if you ever "approached" me in the way your video purports, you bet your big-girl lovin' tuchus I'd be more than just rude to you.
Minneconomy felt like an award for my talent, even though I didn't get a trophy or a hug from someone. I'll always love Electric Fetus and continue to buy from there, even though I get eyes rolled at me and no smile or conversation from some people working, but I always show respect. It's all good though, I'm not gonna trip about it! The ladies working are always nice to me, but since this video dropped, who knows!
This video just came out. My guys from high school showed me the track and I added to it then we made a video. When we perform it at shows, fans know it word for word and that's the best feeling. It's a ridiculous, cheesy, comedy rap video which is easy to hate on a blog. Did you watch us dance at the end of it? Yeah. That's exactly what we're going for on this one and it proved to work here. It was a publicity stunt for me hoping that some of you might love/hate it so much you'd listen to other music from me. It's harder to sell CDs these days and Electric Fetus definitely knows this. If any big girls were offended, that's unfortunate.
Hopefully, some of you checked out my personal music too and can appreciate the lyrics and beats from all local Minnesota cats. You can buy at any Electric Fetus or other local shops and on the internet. I'm sorry "Hey Big Girl" will be only available for free download. I went a different route on this one, no regrets though. Keep clicking like, dislike and comment on it. It all benefits us in the long run.
"Tell me what your name is, my name's the Good Knight and soon I'll be famous!"
Hey Big Gilrs tell me what your names are.
So when are you going to be filming a video for "Hey Small Boy," the song about men with small penises? I think that'd be fun to see.
Dirt Nasty best us to it :(
Change it up quick, son. Even as a joke, it fails due to poor content and execution. The rhymes are as tight as your Wal-mart sweatpants. This is the most perfect example of what NOT to do I have seen since I watched an episode of intervention.
Bonerwashington, that was a really good comment.
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