Filed under: Features,Promos & Exclusives,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
In terms of “white guys from sitcoms who also rap”, then David Faustino is clearly king of the heap. While he lacks the distinction of having been dissed by the Metal-Faced Villian, he was part of one of the greatest TV shows ever,1 and his one and only rap release contained such gems as: “I don’t want no groupie hoochie that only wants me for my gravey!”. True indeed, Budmiester.
Here’s a little something from a Bundy fan site:
I guess David could be described as ‘wild’ in a way. He lost his virginity at the age of 14 (in a closet!) and he has long been a fan of hip hop music, owns a hip hop club, and believes marijuana should be legalised.
A CD he worked on with some friends was released in 1991 – Balystix. He also opened a nightclub also called Balistyx (for all ages), which quickly became one of the hottest spots on Sunset Boulevard.
As a way of poking fun at David, the producers of MWC decided to give Bud Bundy an alter ego: Grandmaster B. The new look/attitude was designed to attract chicks (and to provide scope for some very funny name subsititues by other characters).
Luckily, I still have my Balistyx CD 2 so that I can spread the word of Bud.
As you might notice from the cover, David was a firm believer that hip-hop is all about uniting folks, a sentiment that I’m sure Beverly Hills 90210 star Brian Austin-Green subscribed to while he single-handedly destroyed the careers of The Pharcyde when they appeared on his solo album.3 This theme carries through to the other artists featured on this EP, with a kid called Rainbow and posse cut called “Music Hears No Color”.4
In terms of the beats, the “Drum-A-Mental Mix” is half decent, while Bud (who calls himself “D” Lil when he raps) mixes a little Das-EFX5, Onyx and whatever other horrible shit was around back then into a song dedicated to all the hotties out there.
“D” Lil - I Told Ya [Balistyx, 1992]
“D” Lil - I Told Ya (Drum-A-Mental Mix) [Balistyx, 1992]
Bonus: Here’s a tribute to Kelly’s changing looks over the years. Awesome!
- 1. Sure, Married With Children out-stayed it’s welcome by a few years, but in it’s prime it reigned supreme.[back]
- 2. I saw the white label twelve inch of “I Told Ya” for $3 the other day, but didn’t cop it. More’s the shame.[back]
- 3. Not unlike how Shaq killed the Fu-Schnickens’ rep.[back]
- 4. Speaking of “racial-unity” rap, who remembers the Unity 2? It was Ali Dee‘s first crew.[back]
- 5. Not to say that Dray and Skoob weren’t nice but all the wannabe’s ruined it.[back]
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