I love Philly, as anyone who knows me can attest; and this is one of the reasons why:
(For those who didn’t catch it at the beginning, that’s Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.)
Thanks to Charles for bringing this to my attention.
Compare with MC Rove at the president’s press dinner last year. Also makes me wonder: what is it about “Rapper’s Delight” that makes it THE thing for non-rappers to perform (or emulate)? Is it just it’s position as an iconic first rap to be nationally prominent? Or is that there’s something about the rhythm that is easy to accomplish? Or perhaps that it’s just such fun to say “Hip hop, hippy hippy hop”?