Forgotten Album of the Month: Fear of a Black Hat soundtrack
This is an interesting post because I’ve never written about a soundtrack before, let alone as Forgotten Album of the Month, but “Fear of a Black Hat” is just one of the funniest damn films I’ve ever seen and the songs are so catchy and stupid that they need to be remembered.
The story of “Fear of a Black Hat” centers on a controversial rap group, N.W.H., or N****** with Hats. The film is a parody of hip hop from the eighties until the time it was made in 1993; another film, Chris Rock’s “CB4” had already come and taken away this film’s momentum but over time the film has enjoyed a rapid cult audience that continues to grow. The songs parody everything from Snoop Dogg (“Ice Froggy Frog”), to Public Enemy ("Wear Yo Hat (Buried and Bald))" to Run-D.M.C. (“My Peanuts.”)
The film’s funniest tracks are without a doubt, “Fuck the Security Guards,” which pokes fun at rent a cops in a way that Das EFX or Da Lench Mob could ever do. But the piece de resistance is “I’m Just a Human,” which rips PM Dawn’s new age mumbo jumbo to shreds by talking about how no matter what color or religion we all are, ‘our shit all comes from the same little hole.’ The hilarity that results from the songs on the soundtrack are endless and will continue to spread as the film is easily available on YouTube.
Besides, who hasn’t wanted some “Booty Juice?”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Yjd1hLJSKg (I’m Just A Human)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1WFA0liN1o (A Gangsta’s Life Ain’t Fun)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBVYlic9RRg (Booty Juice)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hVEM-mLHCI (My Peanuts)