Lab Tracks

Lab Track: Anaconda, The Educational Version

Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda”, which samples Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” and has a music video that requires viewers to take a cold shower afterward, has experienced its share of parodies. (Have you seen the Anaconda Fart Remix? It’s exactly what it says on the tin.)

This one is by far my favorite. Sure, it’s educational, but it’s also incredibly well done. Justina Valentine, a rapper in her own right, does a pretty convincing impression of Minaj, and the animation is pro-quality and hilarious. Thanks to my boyfriend Emmett for this one.

The Anaconda grow up to a quarter-ton, hon.

This has been another installment of Monday Lab Tracks. Send us your musical recommendations through our contact link at the top of the page, and tell us what you think of the song in the comments below!

Ashley Hamer

Ashley Hamer (aka Smashley) is a saxophonist and writer living in Chicago, where she performs regularly with the funk band FuzZz and jazz ensemble Big Band Boom. She also does standup comedy, sort of, sometimes. Her tenor saxophone's name is Ladybird.

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