Wednesday 17 September 2014

Reasons why I love YouTube # 60

Thank u Drew Barber 4 comin' through and alerting me to the fact that Ball With Us from the 2nd Legit Ballin' compilation has an amazing video. This shit is like Chicago's version of the Flava In Ya Ear remix video in terms of the sheer amount of local legends who make cameos. And then there's the matter of Twista's hairdo and proto-"dat ass!" face at 0:03:

"Befo' we sweat let's take some pictures to add to the portfoli'
Moey, droey, that shit I smoke with my homies
Takin' penitentiary poses thirty ballas strong
Only takin' pictures with bitches that gon' show us the thong"

Legit Ballaz & Johnny P - Ball Wit' Us
(From Legit Ballin: New Testament 2k Street Scriptures - Volume 2 compilation; 2001)

Fuck your "rap squats", it's the penitentiary pose. Always has been, always will be.


rym snitch said...

truth shots fired as usual and as usual im right behind you dawg

Piff said...

Song makes me want to do the congo.

Bruiser Forsyth said...

As far as rap songs fit for Strictly go, this is better:

hotbox said...

Never knew this video existed until now. Incredible

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

HB - this seems like the perfect opportunity to link your best Twista features compilation.

hotbox said...

re-up --->

d said...

what is Twistas hair? I think maybe Ive seen it done before, very rare.

"rap squats" is a terrible name and removing the "avoiding Uncle Scrooge x The Chipmunks x Mario mural" from it is disingenuous but Ive not heard "penitential pose" til now tbh.

links dead :(

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Black readers - what is the name for Twista's 'do in this video?

Prison Pose will also suffice, as will Pokey Pose.

d said...

Nice one hb

14 yr old me would also like clarification on whether the massive corn rows Eazy has on in the Str8 Off Tha Streetz inlay have their own name plz

Andrew Barber said...

this also exists, although not nearly as good

Kelvin Mack10zie said...


I wish Tear It Up had had a video.