New Weird Al Yankovic

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Weird Al Yankovic has a new album coming out next week (Sep 26) entitled “Straight Outta Lynwood“. As usual, he’s hit a home run with the first single from the album. This is “White & Nerdy”, which is a parody of the song “Ridin'” by Chamillionaire (. I’ve been listening to Weird Al since his first album was new in 1983, and I’ve found as time has passed, the songs he parodies I tend to know less and less as I don’t care for most current “new” music. That makes the parodies and some of his better quality originals seem more the same to me, as I have never heard “Ridin” before.
Al has produced a seriously funny video to go with the song, which can be viewed below. You should also check out Al’s website, his Myspace page, and the Wikipedia entry for White & Nerdy, all of which contain more information. In particular, the Wikipedia entry contains a lot of explanations for things in the video.
I’ve had this on pre-order for ages, and if the rest of the album is as strong as this (which is always a gamble with Weird Al original songs) parody is, then it’s a definite must purchase. You can order it by clicking on the album cover art above.

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