White people refuse to let us have anything. A friend of mine, who might not be my friend anymore, sent me a text message and it said “How many people have sent you this?” He sent me a link of a video titled “The Smalls Family.” My first thought was, “Awesome. My last name is Smalls. Maybe someone made a show about a family of hilarious, debonair motherfuckers.” So I clicked the link.
I was not happy.
The video starts good. A fat black man in an SUV listening, driving through a neighborhood, with hip hop playing. That’s when the bad starts.
I don’t really know how to explain this video adequately. It’s a white family covering Biggie’s song. Let me say that again. A white family is sitting at a table and they are reenacting “Warning” by Notorious B.I.G. You read that right. They do a Kidz Bop version of the song. And it’s everything you can imagine.
There are five covers in all. You can see them all here. If you so choose.
P.S. I’m not racist. I have a white friend.