Protect Dem Diplomatz

October 13, 2009 8:00 AM

This is a song about protecting diplomats

I ride my bike down 2nd avenue every day on my way to work. A few weeks ago, during the United Nations 64th General Assembly, there was a week where cops everywhere diverting traffic away from 1st avenue, closing down entire lanes on 2nd avenue, shuttling diplomats to and from the U.N., and generally making commuters insane. One morning on my way to work, the phrase “Protect Dem Diplomatz” popped into my head, and I knew it had to become a song.

I culled samples from about 20 different songs and just lined them up end to end, recorded some vocals and here is the finished product. I wish the refrain sounded a bit less like “Who Let the Dogs Out,” but it’s not bad for about six hours work, and it’s always nice to have an excuse to break out my vocoder. Oh, and since no one seems to understand the sample at the end except me, it’s Method Man saying, “he’ll be like ‘oh shit, that’s the jam!’”

posted by orville sash (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Hilarious. Good use of The Cissy Strut (and Roger and Zapp!).
posted by phrontist at 8:26 AM on October 13, 2009

Awesome. Now this'll be in my head for the next week. Someone should use this on youtube somehow.
posted by umbú at 11:31 AM on October 13, 2009

This is funny as hell. Please release it and call your band "Diplomatik Platez."
posted by mintcake! at 4:59 PM on October 20, 2009

How on earth have I never heard "The Safety Dance" sampled in hiphop before? It was perfect there.
posted by Hoopo at 7:38 PM on October 21, 2009

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