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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

S.F. Sewer Department Releases Rap Video That Doesn't Really Flow

Posted By on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 11:45 AM

The San Francisco Sewer and Water people decided to have some fun at work and create a rap ditty about the city's sewage system. The goal of the video remains somewhat unclear, but we'd say it's about 30 percent entertaining.  

The very-low budget rap video, titled "You Can't Live a Day Without Me," gives a lyrical day-in-the-life of a sewer system, providing pointed information about how things uh, flow around town. 

It's actually really hard to find the words to describe this jingle, so we'll shut up and let you watch this for yourself:


Update: Okay, maybe we were a little harsh on the rappers. Tyrone Jue, spokesman for the Public Utilities Department, says the video was produced by BayCat, a firm based in the Bayview Hunters Point. The Department  paid BayCat $6,000 to film and edit the piece, which was a huge part of the summer intern program.  Per Jue:

Our aging and hidden sewer system oftentimes get a bad rap. This 24-7 system deals with a load of crap every day.

The youth of our city are using the power of music to help speak to the City’s youth about the sewer system and the long-term investments we’re making in it. The videos were also filmed and edited by youth through BayCat, a local San Francisco firm that is working to empower our most underserved youth populations through digital media. The entire project has been an amazing experience to all involved both inside and outside our agency.

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