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
— party granola bar (@meechonmars) February 26, 2016
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious by @Batty_Bwoy
— The Enigma (@Batty_Bwoy) February 26, 2016
Make a Man Outta You by @HisFavPixie
— Nola Vine (@HisFavPixie) February 26, 2016
Phineas & Ferb Intro by @PLAIDvillain
— TSK™ (@PLAIDvillain) February 26, 2016
Part of Your World by @VanJessmusic
— VanJess (@VanJessmusic) February 26, 2016
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!