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Friday: Cousin Cole joins Crank Dat craze, DJs at E-Room


BIRD FLU: tonight at Enormous Room

Mr. Collipark, eight zillion kids with youtube accounts, four out of five bloggers, and Winnie the Pooh agree: teenage sensation Soulja Boy's "Crank Dat" (a/k/a "Superman That Ho") is officially the viral hit of 2007, has spawned a superhero dance craze that's even more fun than that whole Chicken Noodle Soup thing, and is probably the grimiest-sounding rap vocal ever to become a hit. We're still trying to learn the dance steps, but we keep getting interrupted by new "Crank Dat" answer songs, which appear to be dropping at a rate of about three per minute: it seems quite possible at this point that "Crank Dat" will surpass rap's reigning record holder "Roxanne, Roxanne" as the most-answered song ever. Possibly this week. (See "Crank Dat Batman," "Crank Dat Spiderman," "Crank Dat Wonder Woman," "Crank Dat Aquaman," "Crank Dat Robocop," and our favorite, the Simpsons-referencing "Crank Dat Spider-Pig.")

As if that weren't enough, now that the original's getting a wide-release on Interscope (speaking of which, go find the original: the Uni version cleans it up and kinda ruins the screaming-into-a-cheap-mic, Minor-Threaty quality that made it a hit in the first place), the intertubes are flush with "Crank Dat" remixes. It's gotten so heated that the Hollerboard's got a dedicated remix thread. But nothing quite compares to what COUSIN COLE (of Atlantic Records TI Clearance fame, among other OTD faves) did to "Crank Dat" just a minute ago: his new rework flips the moment's blog-rap phenomenon into a blog-house phenomenon. It'll be destroying dance floors everywhere in about five seconds.

Most notably, it will be destroying the Enormous Room tonight (see flyer), when Cole himself steps to the decks alongside his Flagrant Fowl cohort Pocketknife. They're going head-t-head against Brooklyn's femme-tastic DJ duo the Hot Hens for some bird-flu-flavored smackdown-type battling. Do not miss.

DOWNLOAD: Soulja Boy, "Crank Dat (Cousin Cole Remix) (mp3)

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