Boi is his name. Well, he's just announced some musical news that will
probably make you frown, curl up your top lip, and ask a bemused "But why?"
That's right! Try not to recoil at the fact that Big
Boi has started a record label (alongside his 16-year-old daughter),
exclusively for kids' music. It's called Purple Kidz, and its first signing is
a 12-year-old named Gabbie Rae.
But, before we judge and jump to conclusions, let's consider for a moment the
possibility that this might not be as bad as it sounds. Dude is in OutKast! Which is great! Maybe if he has a label for them, tweens will be more likely to get off
the American Idol/Bieber circuit
and onto something ... less crappy.
So, in honor of Purple Kidz, here's our list of six child
artists it's okay to like.
on backward (we are aware that this is asking a lot), this song is totally
awesome. In fact, we'd go so far as to say it beats out House Of Pain's "Jump
Around" for Best Jumping-Related Anthem of All Time. Look at their angry little
faces! Kids got swagger.
back when Michael was just starting out -- before the plastic surgery
disasters, (alleged) inappropriate activities with young boys, and bizarro God
complex -- he was just a teeny-tiny ball of unfeasibly impressive talent, all
wrapped up in horrifying clothes (in this clip he's wearing the sun around his
neck and a cactus on his leg -- lovely!) and a sweet, sweet Afro. If you don't
like this song, your heart is cold and dead. Fact.
is hilarious. The vocals are weak, the outfits are deplorable, and the videos are
consistently mind-blowingly awful. But the combination is
absolutely can't breathe, rolling on the floor, laugh-your-ass-off hilarious. Just ignore all those later line-ups, including the one that formed
in 2007. They're also terrible, but not funny in the least.
only 10. Ten! Think of what this sassy, bedazzled superchild can do in future
if she's this good now. Because "Whip My Hair" is -- sorry, this does need to
be said -- one of the catchiest pop releases of last year. And before you all
start in with arguments about how she's got an advantage because of her
parents, just take a minute to consider how truly awful their music is. Both of
them might be fine actors, but Will Smith's music is largely useless, and Jada
Pinkett Smith's is nothing short of an abomination (if you're not already in
the know, Google Wicked Wisdom and prepare to have your day ruined). So, if
you think about it, Willow has actually
overcome some obstacles!
to almost exclusively by stoners. That's a feat, people. Especially when the
song is actually about poverty. Extra points must go to Musical Youth for making
the most British music video in the history of the world. Thanks, kids. This is
was ... well, Bobby Brown. If you know what we mean. Look how cute they are in their little leather bondage hats.