Too Legit for the Pit: Hardcore Takes the Rap

It was only a matter of time before someone came up with the idea to have a bunch of white hardcore bands take on a program of hip-hop hits. The results are predictable, but no less fun: The Hoods running roughshod over the L.L. Cool J chestnut "Mama Said Knock You Out," The Movielife taking on Public Enemy’s "Can’t Do Nuttin’ for Ya Man," Diehard Youth taking the pop-hop of "Bust a Move" and infusing it with headlong guitar aggression. Best of all, though, is Throwdown’s death-metal take on Sir Mix-a-Lot’s booty classic "Baby Got Back"—they play it absolutely straight-faced, complete with one of those demon-from-the-pit voices intoning "I LIKE BIG BUTTS" and "SHAKE IT SHAKE IT SHAKE IT." It’s hilarious, and the fact that you’re not sure if it’s meant to be hilarious is part of what makes it great. Recommended.