Here’s That “Osama bin Laden Is Dead” Song That You Never, Ever Wanted

As we all know by now, the assassination of Osama bin Laden has changed everything, in much the same way that 9/11 changed everything. …Although, philosophically and chaos-theory-wise, we could argue that every decision ever made changes everything and impacts everything else in the world, and so my decision to eat a grilled chicken sandwich for dinner last night instead of a cheeseburger also changed everything… forever.

But really, such debates about causality are a game for philosophers and fools. Because after all KILLING OSAMA YEAH WHOOOO, USA, AMIRITE? …But still, how can we truly know that this event was important, until there’s a novelty song released about it? And now, that has happened, thank god.

And so I am proud to present the cleverly-titled single ‘Osama Bin Laden Is Dead,’ which was released by 50 Cent protégé Hot Rod, and which — wait, okay, “Hot Rod” is a viable rap/R&B name now? I could come up with a better name than that in about five seconds. How about “DJ Rappy Rap”; that’s at least about three percent better.

Anyway, here is the non-hit ‘Osama Bin Laden Is Dead,’ released by rapper or whoever Hot Rod for your listening enjoyment. Please to enjoy.

As we can see, the cover for the single depicts Osama bin Laden’s severed head being pierced all the way through by a sword, which is a slightly inaccurate version of the way that he was actually killed, although until Barack Obama releases the actual pictures of the killing, how can we actually know what is the truth and what isn’t? …WHERE ARE THE PHOTOGRAPHS, MR. BARRY SOTERO?!! …Ahem. Sorry about that.

Anyway, as we can also see, Mr. “Hot Rod” spent up to 45 seconds devising his rap-tastic lyrics, and then put them over techno beats from a horrible Euro-style club song, circa 1995. Well done, Hot Rod! Damn; your science is too tight.



[repeat until we all die]

Ha.  See what he did there? “Winning.” Charlie Sheen! Topical-ish.

…Man, though, there’s nothing that says, “Yes, I am laying down a party track” more than a reference to a known multiple-murderer being shot multiple times in the head. Truly, the good times are rolling. …Well, we all knew that the price to pay in the War on Terror would be high. But who knew that it would be this high? Mr. Hot Rod, I now declare you to be the new Public Enemy Number One, and may god have mercy on your soul. TC mark

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  • Amanda Viers

    This is disgusting.

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  • QueenofIndie

    I understand completely that he was a man who caused tragedy. But give him some respect, society- he has a family who is mourning his death right now, no matter the things he did later in his life. I can't see how to celebrate the fact that someone has been shot, whoever they are and might have done.

  • Aelya

    ^that picture just about sums up how I feel about this whole situation

  • Alex Ameen

    idk i think the beat is kinda hot. just kinda. if he worked on it for more than a couple hours (it was up on youtube the same night) he could have expanded on it somehow, at least musically.

    not really surprising either that someone in the music business sees people getting drunk in times square on tv and turns it into a dance song. capitalizing on relevance seeing as he equates the charlie sheen thing and osama bin laden's death as just “2 things that people know just happened”. dont forget about the lee greenwoods of the world whose songs made them a lot of money after 9/11. although i don't think this song will be anywhere near as successful as the 9/11 stuff.

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