This is the first of the political pizza raps, as well as the one that garnered the most attention. It all started when we were in a meeting at digital funtown trying to decide what video we wanted to shoot next. One of the guys at the table brought up how much internet attention Ron Paul had been getting, and how we should try to think of some way we could gain some of that attention. Well, as luck would have it, I had just found a pizza costume in the dumpster earlier that day, and it didn't take long for the idea to shoot a music video with a rapping pizza to be born.
Because I knew very little about Ron Paul, I decided that the best way to write the rap, would be to look on wikipedia, take the first things I read, oversimplify it, and turn those it into lyrics. What came out of it was a rap that held very little actual information and a good deal of misrepresentation.
Ron Paul wants to improve border security =
Every pizza likes to dance
Ron Paul says no to immigrants . . .
Ron Paul opposes abortion =
Tomato sauce, provolone
Ron Paul says leave your fetus alone.
Not long after it's release, CNN got a hold of it, as did the Ron Paul Hordes. Some of them loved it, some hated it, some were just confused. Ron Paul supporters were happy to see the support yet at the same time concerned about Pizza Supreme's inability to get the facts straight. People who hated Ron Paul used the video as another shining example of the sheer stupidity of Ron Paul supporters. The New Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine, called us "The worst of the worst."
"There is nothing wrong with white rappers, except that they're white, and they're rappers. The Paul movement seems to have attracted an unfortunate number of them. The worst of the worst is Digital Funtown's "Ron Paul Rap," in which a dancing pizza slice attempts to elucidate Paul's positions...(Matt Labash, New Weekly Standard, 12/10/2007, Volume 013, Issue 13)"
I think it was the confusion that made this video such a hit. Anyway, it was a lot of fun, and the birth of Pizza Supreme.