Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The Beastie Boys popped my kid's bubble!!
As parents we all try to keep our kids in a bubble. There’s no sense in exposing them to those things in life that we would either rather not explain right now, or things that we just don’t agree with. I think everybody knows what I’m talking about when talking about keeping your kids in a bubble. Well this is a story about how I absolutely popped that bubble one day with one fell swoop. Sorry Mom. Let me set the picture here for you a little bit. My oldest boy is 12 years old. He’s starting to get into music, and he’s talking to me about what music I used to listen to when I was a kid. He had the same reaction I did at that age to some of the country that my dad made me listen to. I told him he’d probably grow to love it just like I have. At any rate, I was also into early hip hop. Yeah I dance to it about as well as you’d expect me to. Anyway, I found some old Run DMC, Tribe Called Quest, and a few others that my son really liked. I was happy, he thought I was cool for knowing some of this stuff. I had succeeded! I’ve managed to show my kid something and he was happy. Riding this wave of coolness, I decided to keep going and put on some Beastie Boys one day when just the two of us were on our way to a soccer game. This was yet another hit! I was unstoppably cool. We got through a few songs on Ill Communication and all was great. Then “B-Boys Making with a Freak Freak” comes on. If you’re not familiar with this song or it’s lyrics take a minute and go listen. I’ll wait. Figure out where I popped the bubble yet? Yep just about halfway through they sample a comic who says “Shit, if I knew it was gonna be this kind of party, I’d stick my dick in the mashed potatoes” Yeah, I don’t know who was more embarrassed, me or him. My eyes got big as saucers, and as soon as I heard the line I remembered it in the song, yeah, just a little too late. The boy was equally as surprised as I was. After a few seconds I started to laugh, and we had a short talk about never EVER repeating those lyrics or telling anyone what had happened. After the fact, I took a second and realized in the whole scheme of things this was more funny than busting some bubble of innocence, but it makes for a good story. So I guess next time you’re being hard on yourself as a parent just remind yourself that you didn’t let your kid listen to a song about dicks and mashed potatoes… You’re welcome, and again…Sorry Mom. As a side note, I wondered where that line was sampled from. And I’ve done the leg work for you, here’s an answer: http://uproxx.com/music/the-origin-of-the-beastie-boys-hilarious-im-gonna-stick-my-dck-in-the-mashed-potatoes-sample/