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Osama bin Laden Culture Watch: The First Single Drops

By Alyssa Rosenberg on May 6, 2011 at 10:35 am

"Osama bin Laden Culture Watch: The First Single Drops"

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By Alyssa Rosenberg

Sometimes, first out of the gate on a cultural phenomenon is not actually where you want to be. But perhaps a bin Laden party tune complete with Charlie Sheen references, bad production, and so few lyrics it’s really just the fragment of a song is the kind of buzz-grabbing move you make if 50 Cent is your mentor:

The only thing that’s sort of astute about this is the repeated line “The great news made me lose my mind,” which I think encapsulates the conflicted feelings a lot of people have about the celebrations on Sunday night. And I’m sure it’s unintentional. As a side note, I’d love to know what Kanye thinks about the reference to the George Condo painting in the art for the single.

(H/T the AV Club)

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