From the looks of Joe “Teeny” Barrino‘s recent video for “Space Age Riden” (above), his sister Fantasia has indeed cut him off, as suggested in this week’s Season 2 premiere of Fantasia for Real. Of course, its apparent cheapness is part of its charm, and there’s a lot to love in “Space Age Riden” (that’s “riden” as in “ridin’,” by the way…I think).
Teeny’s voice isn’t bad at all (albeit, it is shrouded in Autotune) and, at the very least, his choice to sing instead of rap over the production’s Southern griminess is bold. And then there are the lyrics (“I’m sittin’ on Jupiter ’bout to drive to Pluto / Sittin’ real stupid-er, ’bout to drive to Pluto,” goes the chorus). And then there are the wardrobe choices (Teeny’s whited-out contacts are straight out of Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond, and we’re treated watching him get his giant braid done by a girl sitting behind him, a la “Gin and Juice” on steroids). And then there’s the inverted affect that makes his white suit look black. And then there’s his claim that “ladies love me” being supported by two (two!) girls running up to his car and snapping his picture with their cell phones. This, people, is a classic in waiting. In the words (letters?) of a title that flashes on screen at one point: WTF? [via Crunk & Disorderly]
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