I don't know what y'all were doing in the late '80s/early '90s but if you were like me you were probably organizing your Lisa Frank trapper keeper and alphabetizing your R.L. Stine books while listening to gangsta rap.
I knew what a gangsta lean was long before I learned to drive. I could draw you a map of South Central L.A. but probably couldn't make it to the grocery store without getting lost in the woods for a few weeks.
It was a strange mix for us Gen Y kids. I bet this blog is the result of that kind of childhood...
So needless to say when the following news made its way across my dashboard today (the 21st century version of my Lisa Frank trapper keeper) I almost squeed myself silly.
Ice Cube - the icy rapper not on Law & Order: SVU if you don't know (and now you know) -
|I do believe this gentleman has a connection to the Westside.|
- was an architectural draftsman the same time he was a part of N.W.A. That's right. Those blueprints came straight outta Compton. (What percentage of bloggers are making these jokes you bet? I say about eleventy-seven.)
So with that kind of background he is, naturally, now narrating a video about the Eames House for the 'Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980' - the collection of exhibitions about the post-war art and design in Southern California.
Makes total fucking sense to me.
|Fantastic. Pictures via NYT|
But the video makes my eternity:
"This is going green 1949 style, bitch. Believe dat."
Just the greatest collection of words ever uttered in the history of the spoken language.
After seeing this I think I've finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up! Ice Cube and I are basically the same person because according to the NY Times he was a draftsman for a year and I also have almost zero experience in the design world. We also both think it's appropriate to check yo self before you wreck yo self. (Sorry, I can't stop.) And when feeling saucy, I even sound a bit like Ice Cube (if he had a lovechild with Kellie Pickler that was raised a valley girl) so I think it's only reasonable that I should also get to narrate videos of amazing spaces. In fact, I should do it all over the world! Like the Travel Channel meets HGTV but baked in a casserole with a can of cream of chicken soup.
Best show ever. Even better than Hoarders and Mad Men baked in a casserole with a can of cream of chicken soup.
Check your local listings in the summer of 2017.
I'm goin hillbilly gangsta style, bitch. Believe dat.