Musical Monday: Trapped Disney Tunes

Race and class are really complicated, sticky issues. I tend to stay away from them here on the blog because they’re probably not the best subjects for sharing with the world at large.

That said, I totally love Beyonce, and I found the brouhaha  surrounding the Formation video really weird. Even weirder: Other artists “translating” Beyonce and Rihanna songs … basically whitewashing the spirit and intent (and sometimes even the lyrics) of the music. The whole thing made me vaguely uncomfortable.

But one good thing did come out of it: #TrapCovers (or #TrapCover, depending on who you’re talking to).

Tired of the weird treatment Bey’s songs were getting on the Internet, a bunch of trap artists decided to remake radio-friendly pop songs to give them a hip-hop sensibility. Lucky for us, this extended into Disney music …  (A quick primer on trap music for the uninitiated.)

These trap covers are, in part, a cultural statement–an attempt to illustrate how absurd it is to change the entire culture of a song to shoehorn it into another genre. But they’re also really fun, different takes on super recognizable songs. And I love them as much as I love acoustic covers of pop anthems.

Bottom line: These are great, and they’re only 30ish seconds each so you have no excuse not to watch them. I think the P&F Intro Theme is my fave …

Frozen Medley by @meechonmars

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious by @Batty_Bwoy

Make a Man Outta You by @HisFavPixie

Phineas & Ferb Intro by @PLAIDvillain

Part of Your World by @VanJessmusic

If you find any others, let me know!! I’m just loving these so much …

I’d encourage you to make your own and tag @MouseontheMind on twitter … but that’ll probably go horribly. So … don’t do that! But do tell me what you think in the comments below!