Rhymin' and Stealin'


I missed this story a week ago, so someone else has probably beaten me to the movie rights.

On Memorial Day 1994, [Tamien] Bain and two other young men were thinking of robbing a bank, when they decided at the last minute to hold up a Miami McDonald's instead.

No shots were fired during the robbery. But Bain, the youngest of the three defendants, was caught on the spot and later charged as an adult.

In prison, however, Bain channeled his energy into his music. His talent for stringing lyrics together won him numerous prizes in prison talent shows, he said.

Now 29 and known in hip-hop circles as "BAiNG The Locksmith," Bain, of Miami, learned this week he's made the top five in McDonald's BIG MAC chant competition.

Bain lost, and frankly, he deserved to. If you listen to the track here, you'll find a mish-mash of elements that don't really work: soul piano, scratching, sampled horns. And the hook of "Big Mac, Big Mac, I'ma get me one/Big Mac, Big Mac, this is how I come" is less commercially savvy than runner-up Quincy M's "I want a Big Mac today/with some fries and a shake."

It seems important now to link this.

Via Consumerist.

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  1. He did NOT drop those fat beats . . . and it cost him.

  2. There ought to be a law requiring calorie counts in any fast food chants… (;

  3. I’m surprised “Big Mac, Big Mac, this is how I come” didn’t give him the win. It ties in perfectly with McDonald’s “I’d hit that” ad campaign.

  4. My lyric entry:

    “Big Mac, Big Mac, Ima get me one. Big Mac, Big Mac, this is how *BARFS!*”

  5. Yes, but will the winner’s “chant” be banned in South L.A.?

  6. This sort of thing could give gangster rappers a bad name.

  7. “Big Mac, Big Mac, this is how I come”

    I hope he’s not referring to the “special” sauce.

  8. We all have problems from time to time with the Sucka MCs. I think that’s an area of common ground.

    Personally, I find that it helps to repeately state what my name is, and what I’m here to say.

    If necessary, I point out that I habitually carry a firearm in my vehicle.

    joe out.

  9. I’ve got a couple entries for the people of Los Angeles:
    “Yo quiero Big Mac”
    “Ay papi, dame tu Big Mac. Sabrooosoo”

  10. please shoot me

  11. I am under the impression that only obese, untalented negroes dine at McDonald’s.
    Or is this a stereotype? Please advise.

  12. Oh Dave … why in the name of Samson did you subject all of us to that uber-cheesy Wendy’s deal? Did you used to flip for the Big Dave?

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