Cannot. Stop. Laughing.
Uptown Manhattan’s spoofmeisters extraordinaire are back with three new videos.
“Hooked on Hookah” has me bopping at my desk. (Update: This is a spoof of a song called “Papa Dios Me Dijo” by a Dominican artist who goes by Secreto. I’ve seen Secreto’s name on flyers of the various clubs my brother and his DJ friends spin at, but I wasn’t familiar with his music.)
The chorus is so damn catchy:
“Están esperando que se apage este fuego, pa prender el otro.
Prende la hookah; dale mas plomo!”
I think my favorite part of the song is O’s sheer passion when he sings about hookah flavors. Ha! He is SERIOUS about his manzana y tamarindo.
And fresh off Dominican parade Sunday, enjoy “Quisqueya,” which has Juan Bago displaying some Zumba-like dance moves.
Finally, this duo has become quite astute at spoofing Kanye West songs. Here, they share their version of “Theraflu” with an ode to the Latino cure-for-all, Vicks Vapor Rub. But we Latinos don’t call it that. It’s “Vivaporu.” Read an interview with Bago and O on Univision’s Tumblr here. Video below.