“1980” by Dirt Nasty

You may know Simon Rex from his days as an MTV VJ when the music channel actually still played music videos, but these days, he’s been kicking around on the other side of the music scene as a rhyming emcee. And the thing is, he is actually good. Using the name Dirt Nasty, he raps about all the things he knows best — sex, drugs, the scene in Los Angeles and ‘80s pop culture casualties. Doubling up as a producer, Dirt Nasty makes beats bang like club hits, but tosses exaggerated and hilarious lyrics on top of his sound. Plus, he’s got a coke-snorting ALF doll in his video, which might win us over even if he didn’t have good flow on the mic.

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