Blackalicious’ Alphabet Aerobics

Blackalicious' Alphabet Aerobics

A few years ago I heard a song on the radio where a rapper basically just sang lots of words in alphabetical order. At the time I remember thinking it was cool enough for me to take note of the artist and look into later but, this being the days before Shazam, I didn’t catch the name of the song or those responsible and that memory has laid dormant ever since.

Until a chance encounter with the video below which, as luck would have it, is the exact song heard all those years ago – the Alphabet Aerobics track by American Hip-Hop duo Blackalicious from 1999.

As far as I can tell, there isn’t an original video for this song. The video above is a student art project using Kinetic Typography. When I looked further, I found a glut of other similar ‘projects’. By far my favourite is this:

Having heard the song a couple of times, you’re all ready to sing along, right?

Ready? Artificial Amateurs Aren’t At All Amazing, Analytically I assault, animate things. Broken Barriers Bounded By the Bomb Beat… Oh, wait, I’ve lost it… let’s try that again…

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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