It’s been less than 24 hours since he entered pop-culture, and American Idol’s General Larry Platt already has his own Facebook fan page and an official website (which is still running in 2009, apparently). According to Idol Chatter, Platt got his nickname “General” for his heroic efforts during the civil rights movement—he even has his own day named after him! September 4, 2001 is Larry Platt Day in Atlanta for “his priceless and immeasurable contributions to society; and for other purposes.” We’re guessing “other purposes” include “creating the hip-hop anthem of 2010.” Behind the jump, groove to all the “Pants on the Ground” remixes we could find on YouTube.
Pants on the Ground Hip-Hop Remix
Pants on the Ground Auto-Tune Version #1
Pants on the Ground Auto-Tune Version #2
Pants on the Ground Club Mix
Pants on the Ground Funk Remix
Pants on the Ground Acoustic
Pants on the Ground Rootsy Remix
Pants on the Ground Slowjam Mix
Pants on the Ground in Technicolor (the Hype Williams-esque version)
But of course, as always, nothing beats the original.
Could Platt’s insta-hit “Pants on the Ground” be inspired by the 2007 campaign in Dallas for menfolk to stop their pants from saggin’? Even that resulted in a hip-hop song called “Pull Your Pants Up“! Who knew low-hung jeans would be the muse for such delicious musical offerings?
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