Now what's cooler than bein' cool?
(ICE COLD!) I can't hear ya'
I say what's cooler than bein' cool?
(ICE COLD!) whooo...
OK, I am just curious. Just how ridiculous do some people want Azerbaijan to look?
You might have remembered that it was a 20th anniversary of Khojaly yesterday. Or you might have been reminded of it, as every Azeri posted something about it on Facebook. Asking for justice, mainly, even though I am not sure what form that justice could take after twenty years. Recognition, maybe. Justice? Not sure.
But it was an awful tragedy. I get it. Children got killed. It is very very very sad.
What i really want to question is- was it SO sad that we just had to rap about it?
Yes, you heard me correctly. We are in mourning. We are so sad that we just must...well, rap. Traditional Azeri way, you know?
We, already famous for our brilliant taste of music (Exhibit 1: Eurovision obsession. Exhibit 2: Thriller flash mob dancing) now want to advance to the new level of uber, mega coolness- a black woman rapping about our national tragedy! Maaan. How frigging cool are we? "Ice cold!" in the words of Outkast.
All the required elements of coolness are present here. Look!
1) It is done in a tasteless style, with a very, very bad acting of a woman in a wheelchair in the background. If you are now going to tell me this is a real victim, then I am sorry. She might be a victim but she should stay away from the acting career. I suspect she is an Azeri actress though.
2) There is a black, Americanskiy rapper singing about Azeris! Maaaan....that must be cool, right?
3) Not only is she black, she is also a woman! I mean, that must look even cooler in the western eyes?! In fact, if she also happens to be a lesbian, we are just soooo now.
4) Some shots of headphones and the studio singing bear wonderful resemblance to that we are the world...we are the children peace song.
5) The tune is catching, if suspiciously similar to one very popular Eminem song. Cant recall the name, but you must recognise if you know it.
Oh, my dear Lord. Honestly. What the......???
Anyway. I have nothing else to say.
I guess, I kind of see the thinking behind this awful production. To reach out to the rest of the world. So the world would feel and share our pain. Why we assume that the only language the rest of the world would understand is rap, I have no idea. Watching this video is painfully embarrassing. The occasional documentary shots of real murdered people mixed with the very bad acting is simply bad taste; and, to me, disrespectful of the memory of those who really suffered. Whether intentionally, or not. Let me rap this out for you, so you get it.
It is bad, ma...aa...n bad, bad.
I think your clip is tasteless crap.
The tragedy is very sad.
The clip however...sucks.
On behalf of a few of us, Azeris with some degree of taste (I say some to be fair. I still do some very Azeri things-cant help it) i apologise to the world for this video. Please don't laugh at out tragedy. It was not meant to be funny, it was just paid for by people who have money to fund their cause but sadly, no taste or clue. And then viral marketed by other people with no taste or clue.