Busta Rhymes is sort of the Cookie Monster of the hip-hop world. He’s in your face, delivering rapid fire statements that may bewilder those around him. And if you substitute cookies with sticky weed and Courvoisier, the pair’s artistic motivations are nearly identical.
YouTube masher-upper AnimalRobot took that idea and combined Busta Rhymes’ 1998 hit “Gimme Some More” with edited footage from Sesame Street’s “Cookie Of Oz.” The original video features Busta Rhymes’ signature fast-tempo delivery, lots of rapid-cut dress-up in a fantasy world, and samples from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. “Cookie Of Oz” is about what you’d expect from a clever Sesame Street educational parody, except slightly more trippy.
The result is an uncanny natural pairing as Cookie Monster’s head frenetically squawks out Busta’s manic bars. The footage is edited to recreate the claustrophobic jump cuts and tight shots of the original video. Even Psycho’s strings work here, complementing the surreal footage of a gingham-clad Cookie Monster trapped in a desaturated Kansas, speaking to Glenda’s witch-bubble, and bouncing down the cookie-brick road.
If you like AnimalRobot’s “Gimme Some More… Cookies!,” check out last week’s “Big Pun Bird.”
[via Laughing Squid]