New York’s hottest new rap duo may or may not owe their name to a disgusting and obscure breakfast porridge. Rising up last year straight from a steaming pile of goat feces (their words, not mine) the Buckwheat Groats are all about taking their special brand of comedic-but-actually-strangely-accomplished rap and shoving it into your eagerly awaiting ear holes.
Their newest track, “(Take U 2 Da) Shopping Mall” just dropped on Christmas like a fat miracle turd. Hell, there’s even a cameo by our Satan Surfer Tee. The Groats did some guerilla ass shooting in various NJ shopping malls, hitting on chicks at Hot Topic and getting bounced by mall security for repeatedly riding the carousel. It would make you feel uncomfortable if you weren’t belly laughing the whole time.
The Groats are the work of Penis Bailey, The Bailey and Lil’ Dinky (AKA Deff Janiels). These foolios dropped their first video, “Dinner Table Game,” back in May, and held some prime real estate on the front page of Funny Or Die for a minute. They also played a bonkers show at the Brooklyn Lyceum a couple months back.
Full disclosure, the Groats are homies of mine, but it honestly doesn’t matter. They’re funny as fuck, the beats are dope, and the amount of work/quality of production put into the videos shoots them way beyond your average YouTube rappin’ comedians. I expect nothing but great things from these dudes in the future. and now, when they blow up, you can claim you were gettin’ Groat-nasty back in the day.- Whole Milk