Last night, under the fullest moon of the year 2009, I ventured into the woods of Charleston, SC in search of White Boy Crazy and a place called Fantasy Place- what turned out to be the best 1000 square foot cardboard castle i'd ever been in. I managed to find both and here are my thoughts on the matter: You gotta hand it to White Boy Crazy, an underground-ish rap group comprised of a few of my homies (who will go nameless in this post) echoing the sounds of pre-rap Beastie Boys, mixed with persona switching styles only matched by the likes of Kool Keith and uh.. and Kierkegaard? In any case....label this what you will. If you like hardcore rap mixed with glorified stupidity and chop-your-ass up killer (original) lyrics, with beats pumping from the fingers of a Giant Gorilla and a demonic bird man topped off with lyrics from a Micheal Myers-like rapper spewing words that could only come from hell...you will love White Boy Crazy. These guy are definitely among my favorites to see these days...I would love to say that its just "good clean fun" but its not. Its dirty fun. Who knew it was possible to have a blast such as this in Charleston, SC? Rap terrorists, oysters, cardboard castles, beer and love...what more could you ask for? I just wish i could have a Fantasy Place built in NYC...any ideas?
White Boy Crazy creates a uniquely original fusion of punk, rap, halloween and well...um..let's just say it was interesting. Watch the videos and tell me what you think. I was reminded of how the other day i saw a button that said "Punk isn't dead..it just sucks now." I thought of this last night as i watched White Boy Crazy rip up the stage and tear through the crowd, all within the confines of a 40+ foot cardboard castle, affectionately called "Fantasy Place." If you could find the place you were lucky...and must have been pretty resourceful to do so. Charleston folk sure know how to throw a party...
In any case, without further ado, I give you some of the videos i shot from the show.
"Crime?"-White Boy Crazy
"Beat Down"- White Boy Crazy
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