ARRRRR-tist of the day: Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew
ARRRRRR! Lest ye forget, Saturday, Sept. 19, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. So let's take a look at a Florida band who's earned a national reptuation for doing something we've all dreamed of doing at some point in our lives: Becoming pirate rappers.
Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew dress up like pirates, and rap about wenches and booty and scurvy and treasure and bilge rats. "If this ship be a-rockin', don't worry 'bout knockin' / 'cause I'll be cockin' my Glock / and I won't worry 'bout stoppin'," they rap on It's All About the Booty.
Call them a novelty act if you like; they prefer to think of what they do as nerdcore. They played at Nerdapalooza '09 this summer in Orlando, and according to their official bio, their debut album, Authentic Pirate Hip Hop, satisfied "a growing need for pirate rap in the nerdcore and pirate communities." We could not agree more.
Bubba the Love Sponge has spotlighted the group on the radio, and so have Kevin and Bean from KROQ in Los Angeles. In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day, we hope you'll visit their MySpace page and download some of their albums.
Click here to listen to their track Jolly Roger.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*