Video: You Tube
Have you heard about BANGS? Well let me introduce you….
He is a 19 year old Sudanese refugee who came to Australia in 2004. After recording the video for his single, Take U to Da Movies, at a community centre in Footscray – Melbourne, he posted it on You Tube and became the Internet’s newest hip hop star with over one million views.
When you first watch this clip, it’s hard not have a little giggle at BANGS rapping about popcorn and wearing perfume so that he smells good (and don’t get me started on the digital images of Greenback and a Lamborghini), but by the end of it, the joke was on me. This song has been stuck in my head for days! With his super unique rapping style and earnestness, he might just be on to something.
BANGS plays at Good God Small Club tomorrow night (5 Dec)
55 Liverpool Street, Sydney – Enter through La Campana