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Friday, February 18, 2011

Watch: Roach Gigz Made a Video for 'Syrup Thighs' on His Tropical Vacation

Posted By on Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 8:35 AM

click to enlarge Syrup Thighs and tropical vacations: A natural combination
  • Syrup Thighs and tropical vacations: A natural combination
Low-budget rap videos are a comedy genre all their own -- see this wacked-out clip for S.F. rhymer Roach Gigz's "Syrup Thighs" for proof. Having blown a wad of cash on a Hawaiian (?) vacation, Gigz apparently had little money/time/interest left for effects, filming, glassware, and, uh, a storyline. So we get a mishmash of Gigz sitting on the beach in basketball shorts, girls (who are not in Hawaii, but are in swimsuits) casting flirty looks at a very up-close camera, and Gigz rockin' back on his hotel room balcony -- all while Mr. Roachy Balboa sips off a stryofoam cup. Yes, a styrofoam cup -- and you're already offended, we'd suggest you not find out where it ends up.

Then there's the song itself (off Gigz's new Roachy Balboa 2 mixtape) which doesn't do much to avoid being funny by having the name "Syrup Thighs," and containing an exactingly detailed account of Gigz's lecherous ways.

Still, one gets the feeling here, and in his other stuff, that Gigz is mocking himself (and the rap game in general) more than anyone else could. Any other rhymers out there who'd wear a hibiscus-print beach hat, sit on a random beach in cargo shorts, and rap semi-sincerely about having too many girls to get with, all at the same time? We doubt it.

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