Every few years, a schoolyard hip-pop novelty arises that’s so ear-wormingly infectious, it has adults well past high school graduation age memorizing lyrics and choreography and moved to go stupid on a crowded dance floor when a DJ gives it a spin.
In the past this specific brand of guilty pleasure has included everything from Another Bad Creation’s one-two singles punch “Iesha” and “Playground” and Kris Kross’ hyperactive classic “Jump” to, in more recent years, Lil’ Mama’s “Lip Gloss”, DJ Webstar & Young B’s “Chicken Noodle Soup”, Soulja Boy’s “Crank That”, New Boyz’ “You’re A Jerk”, Cali Swag District’s “Teach Me How To Dougie” and Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair”, and now, we might as well add to the list what could very well end up being one of the last half of 2012’s biggest viral explosions: Minneapolis tyke-rappers Y.N.RichKids‘ “Hot Cheetos & Takis”.
Yes, it’s an ode to the titular snack combination; no, we didn’t know what the heck “Takis” were either at first (according to Google Images, they are this); and promises, you will want to hit play because it is awesome, taking familiar elements of some of the biggest trends in hip hop in recent times (a little snap n’ crunk here, nuggets of overly-simplistic chant-like hookery there, and a lot of Lex Luger’s sinister stomp everywhere else) in a surprisingly dope, “some of these kids can really flow” Rated-G direction.
Lyrical highlights include “I’m on point like an elbow/ Hands red like Elmo” and, of course, the hashtag/ trending topic-worthy “Snack…snack…snack…CRUNCH”, but what truly takes the cake here is the epic “Awww!!” factor generated by the crew’s own miniature Waka Flocka Ben 10 and Jasiona, the requisite lone female member/ “First Lady” dropping a pretty ill ending verse.