Groove 2012: PSY vs. Snoop Lion
PSY: "Gangnam Style" – actually an unholy yet catchy spawn of hip house and neo jack swing.
Snoop Lion: "La La La" – actually a retread of Ken Boothe's ska classic "Artibella."
PSY: Gangnam, of course.
Snoop Lion: Strictly roots. For now.
PSY: 780 million Youtube views, launched dozens of K-pop think pieces in the New Yorker etc.
Snoop Lion: Vice mag feature-length documentary, Major Lazer production.
PSY: Seoul's high-styling Gangnam district has a lot of poseurs, but PSY is just the kind of car-a-zy those sexy ladies need to keep it real.
Snoop Lion: Turned his back on his perma-blunted, materialist lifestyle for a perma-blunted spiritual quest.
PSY: No follow up yet, but no matter what happens in the rest of the world, he's pretty much set for life in Korea.
Snoop Lion: "Pocket Like Its Hot" follow-up paid tribute to the non-"Ital" (kosher, in Rasta parlance) snack. Does not augur well for this persona.
IS THIS A JOKE? LIKE, REALLY?
PSY: Not if you consider PSY to be the face of a booming Pacific Rim economy making major inroads into global mass culture.
Snoop Lion: "My life has always gone through stages. That's what forced me to find a new path." He may be not be Ital, but he ain't no joke.
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