Brooklyn Artists Rap “I Wish I Had a Filthy Rich Patron,” A Skee-Lo Parody

01/04/2011 10:35 AM |

Skee-Lo’s enduring, t-shirt-worthy 1995 hit, “I Wish,” so unusual and earnest an admission of flaws, lacks and shortcomings (some literal: “I wish I was like six foot nine”; some figurative: “I wish I had a brand new car”) in the usually boastful and braggadocious rap genre, provides a fitting canvas upon which two young artists articulate their frustration with art world money and celebrity systems in this parody video, “I Wish I Had a Filthy Rich Patron.” I wish Skee-Lo were a twenty-something MFA living in Bushwick… (Thanks, Paul!)

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