This is fantastic. Grantland hasn't done one of these in a while, but here their editors pick their favorite embarrassing music videos and write about them. Now I don't really believe that these guys watch these videos once a day like some of them claim--complete fucking bullshit. But! They still did a good job with it.
It's actually a pretty hard subject. I've done some thinking on it and I really don't know what mine is. I mean I watch a lot of Pop Warner hard hits videos on YouTube, and I think my woman is embarrassed about that, but I'm sure as shit not. Some of those little motherfuckers can really lay the wood. Plus like, some 12 year olds are full grown men with mustaches, and others are still little kids, so the hits sometimes are just, I mean, unfair. Kids go ffllyyiinngggg. It's funny to me.
I digress. I guess if I had to pick one music video that's quote-unquote embarrassing to watch that I like, it's Ruff Ryders Anthem. It's got everything: dogs, motorcycles, snakes, fights, and lots of people who if I met in real life would probably stab me and steal my sneakers. I'm a 30 year old white dude from the burbs, the older I get, the dumber I feel listening to rap, particularly gangster rap. And DMX was about as gangster as they came. But I love it. Get's me so amped.
Phil probably thinks he should get a shout out for this but I read it before he sent it to me. Gotta get up pretty early in the morning to beat Poop Reads.