Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Dear Russia and Singapore, your tax dollars were spent on... rap videos

Russia's Defence Ministry just released a rap video last week to sing praises of the Russian military.

And of course, how could I not be reminded of a similar attempt by the rapping bureaucrats of Singapore's Media Development Authority back in 2007:

So dear Russian readers, if you feel embarrassed by your Defence Ministry's rap video, believe me, I know the feeling. I know.

But who did it better?

The Russian Defence Ministry shot it in one day. It must have taken weeks to produce the Singapore MDA video.

The Russian Defence Ministry video featured one performer, who for all accounts, looked kind of comfortable being himself and more or less has an idea what rap is. That isn't evident in the MDA video, where I'm sure several of the civil servants must have been coerced into performing for the video.

But I kind of like seeing the MDA managers dancing in their suits though... it was funny, though probably not intentionally funny.

Lyrics? Both equally cheesy... I'll leave that as a draw.

And to the Russian's benefit, their video was half the duration of the Singapore one, which dragged out to an excruciating 4 minutes. 

So who did it better? Tell me in your comments!

(But how I wish it were Shoigu who actually did the rap...)

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