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Artist of the day: Big Cheese




Rapper and YouTube provocateur Jakeem "Big Cheese" Johnson has been releasing outrageously creative and funny songs and videos for several years now.

The St. Pete native and Riverview resident has compiled a nice YouTube catalog videos and commentaries. Here's Big Cheese talking about Michael Vick signing with the Eagles. Here's Big Cheese dancing to the Black Eyed Peas' Boom Boom Pow. Here's Big Cheese communicating with birds.

And he's not afraid to dip into the quirky waters of nerdcore, either -- in 2008, he released a collection of video game-themed songs like You Got Owned and Nintendo/Xbox 360 Is the Ish, which sample music from Gears of War and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, respectively.

His latest work is has been one of his most popular: A Weird Al-style parody of Plies' single Becky called Gimme Dat Bacon. Yes, it's a tribute to the salty, cured breakfast meat. Click here to listen.

Today, Sept. 1, is Big Cheese's 24th birthday. To celebrate, on Thursday, he'll perform at the Big Cheese Birthday Bash at Club Skye. Jim Jones and Buffie the Body are scheduled to appear. Click here for details.

After the jump, check out Big Cheese's video for Gimmie Dat Bacon.

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