We may already have crunk, OutKast and Three 6 Mafia, but Southern rap ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Appearing on the “Today” show this morning, Dolly Parton - accompanied by a beatboxing Queen Latifah - made her hip-hop debut, offering up confrontational hyper-lyricism along the lines of, “She’s the Queen of her own hood / But I’m the Queen of Dollywood.”
Yo Dolly, asserting superiority over your own DJ might not be the best idea for a rookie MC. Me thinks the Queen will let it slide this time, if only because she can’t carry the “Joyful Noise” publicity tour by her lonesome. Just a tip from one G to another.
“Hi, everybody this is Brian Wilson. Look what I got here, the Beach Boys box set! How bout that? Look, and I think it lights up. Yeah, it lights up see, it lights up real beautifully/goofily. It’s been a pleasure. Brian Wilson, shake, goodnight.”
The unintentionally hilarious + perfect promo for the Beach Boys’ “Smile” box set.
(From the Tumblr of our news editor, Marc Schneider.)