Just saw the new Chuck Brown commercial for Chips Ahoy while watching Enter The Dragon on cable. I guess the folks at AMC and Kraft think that anyone up after midnight watching Bruce Lee beat the hell out of people is probably craving junk food right about now. And you know what? They’re right! Junk food plus Chuck singing “Bustin Loose” for a dancing little children of color equals an entertaining commercial. Go-go gone suburban!
I know some of y’all hardcore music lovers are probably thinking “Aww man. Chuck sold out.” If that’s you, I am here to tell you that you are a simpleton. Chuck has been making music since the day before forever. If anyone deserves to get that money, it’s him. His dues are paid in full to the point that he’s actually accruing interest on them…in the form of a snack commercial.
Besides, some of the same people talking sh*t are probably sitting at home high right now, thinking “Damn. Some Chips Ahoy would hit the spot.” Shut ‘cho simple ass up and let Chuck Brown make his money! The man is older than God. Let him do his thing and leave him alone!
In case you can tell, I have issues with people who are quick to label artists “sellouts.” In some cases, it’s actually justified. Other times however, it’s just someone who is so biased against anything accepted by popular culture that they never even give certain people or their work a chance. When my writing takes me to the top, I DARE one of y’all to call me a sellout! I will pull out a stack of $100 bills and slap you right in the mouth with them. Then I’ll pull out another stack and make it rain on top of you while you scramble to pick up the bills like a lil’ hoe. Finally, I’ll have my hired security beat you to a pulp and retrieve all of the bills that don’t have your blood on them.
Whoa…I went off on a tangent there. My bad. Congratulations on the commercial, Chuck Brown.Tweet