Glass Popcorn: "Going Hamburger"By Noisey Staff
Once upon a time, Lex Luger produced this song for Rick Ross and it sent a coke-laced web of 808 basslines all over the internet. Since then, every trap-fan with Fruity Loops from Atlanta to Aberdeen has tried to recreate his sound. In fact, it's gotten so bad that you can't really tell a Luger beat from one of the hundreds of copycat producers who bite his style.
Which is why I'm scratching my chin listening to this new ditty from 15-year-old walking-meme and rapper Glass Popcorn. Did Lex really produce this? I mean it says so on the YouTube video, but what does that mean? Oh God, am I actually bopping along to a song about eating hamburgers? WHO EVEN KNOWS ANYMORE?
Aside from the track being pretty good (shut up) the video is a Where's Wally of pop-culture references. Like, "Oh look, theres Judge Judy! Oh look there's Mike Tyson! Oh look there's the guy from Seinfeld who dropped the n-bomb! YAY A DRAKE GIF!" That coupled with the price tag left on his glasses, the Monster energy drink chain, the knowingly awkward line-up of backing dancers and it's basically a trap filled with Tumblr cat-nip and this teenage boy is luring me in.
I'm going to reserve judgement and hold back from abusing this guy on Twitter for now, just because it wasn't long ago (well, quite long ago in internet years) that Kitty Pryde's kawaii and glitter pens heavy "Okay Cupid" video came out to a chorus of WTFs? But then, after everyone realized they were sneering at her while on their fifteenth reload of the song, they had to give the girl props.
So, what do you think? Is Glass Popcorn joining Kitty in the realms of Warholian genius? Or is he just some scrawny dork that got an MPC for his birthday? I don't know, I'm too busy wilin' out.
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