Monday, August 31, 2009

Lloyd Popp - awesome Indonesian talk-box guy

This is pure dopeness in so many ways. Another reason to thank the guy who invented Youtube.

His name is Lloyd Popp. He's from Jakarta (represent!), and he's a producer and rapper, but most of all he plays the talk-box. And as you can see from the above video, he f***in' loves it.

Auto-tuney-stuff is everywhere right now and experiencing serious overkill thanks to T-Pain, Kanye West and the like. Thus Lloyd Popp's schtick should be annoying. But instead it's pretty much the coolest thing ever.

And anyone who can rock those glasses with so much enthusiasm gets instant legend status in my book.

And the way he mispronounces th as d ("let de rhyddem get into you") is distinctively Indonesian. And only makes the whole thing more awesome.

He's got some g-funk-styled Indonesian rap up on his Myspace page, which you may or may not get into depending on whether you need Indonesian rap in your life.

Also he's got a heap of stuff up on Youtube, mostly covers, including this video below - it's a cover of "Computer Love" by Roger Troutman & Zapp, which is the big daddy of talk-box songs.

Let's help make this guy into a Youtube sensation.

(Hat tip: Soul Sides)

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