The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of a bookdealer in Brooklyn, New York.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

A little hicksploitation

We don't have cable so I'm always a bit behind the curve on the pop culture phenoms. This isn't so bad as without MTV, I can still enjoy songs that are probably thoroughly played-out.

So lately Alice and I have been obsessed with R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet on (okay, well I've been obsessed and I browbeat Alice into watching it with me). There's some guilt involved though as IFC makes it into a freakshow . . . but I'm telling you Kelly is hip-hop's Ed Wood in the best possible sense.

Anyway, this Kanye West video squares it for me karmically....And it co-stars Will Oldham of Palace Music and Matewan!

...and more hicksploitation.

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