#TBT: That Time Das Racist Trolled a Couple of MTV Interviewers
Das Racist was known for having a unique way with words in the rap world, lyrics abounding with self-referential wordplay and arts & culture witticisms fitting for a musical group that met at a liberal arts school (Bard Art College, in Massachusetts). However, the song of theirs that first drew online hype, “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell,” has the opposite in common with this 2011 interview: a sense of humor that relies on an extremely limited vocabulary rather than the expansive ones they demonstrated on their full-length releases. After a few seconds of awkward/ironic white guy antics, the trio took control of this interview by refusing to meet the interviewers at their own level in a hilarious demonstration of subversion. Take notes in case you ever find yourself in a similar situation.