With references to toxic home loans and noxious mortgage-backed securities, video stabs at Wall Street for its role in the Great Recession have been going on since the nation’s economy crashed and burned back in the late 2000s.
Here’s a look at two such videos. Both contain explicit language.
From the Cult Comedy Picture Show, the latest “banksta” rap about America’s financial shenanigans, shot on location at Occupy Wall Street, features a Herman Cain character as the “Al Capone of the Subprime Loan.”
Not sure what the Godfather of Pizza has to do with subprime loans, but dat’s how raps roll.
An earlier, more buttoned-down video from Follies Records, that didn’t fully make the “gangsta” connection, spoofs “bankas” “ridin’ around town in a drop-top Benz.”
“Some got axed in the past, but this banka here is a smart one; Stay out of mortgage-backed and I’ll last,” it goes on.
Good luck with that.