Azealia Banks’ “212″ is a fantastic song. It is also a song that you might not want to play for children who wouldn’t go see R-rated movies, considering its hook hinges on a certain unprintable word. But this is the Internet! Kids reacting to unprintable words, or at least the clean versions of songs that used to contain them, are prime viral vectors, and Vice’s video site Noisey knows. They particularly know the sort of pickup they’d get if it’s a lot of British kids commenting on a rap track, which turns out pretty much exactly how you’d expect. I mean, the title’s “do cute kids really like hip hop?” which… yes, literally hundreds of thousands of cute kids really like hip-hop. You know, the cute kids who grow up listening to hip-hop. You see where we’re going with this?
Anyway. The video’s below. Expect lots of comments about “212″ being “very bonkers” and having multiple voices and whatnot, expect lots of commentary on the state of rap music from kids who’ll have lots of interesting moments watching this back in a decade or two, expect lots of dancing and doodling. Sure, OK, and expect some of it to be adorable–we’re not that heartless. And expect a reference to Black Sabbath. (You wouldn’t expect that unless we told you, so there it is.)