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Artist of the day: Crunkcoco

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February

Look: We can't pretend to understand exactly what's going on in the video above. All we know is it appears to be a spastic cover of Nicki Minaj's Super Bass, it was created by St. Petersburg's Courtney "Crunkcoco" Fraser, and it has racked up more than 4.5 million views on YouTube.

Fraser is a budding YouTube sensation, with more than 38,000 subscribers and 14.5 million views. Here he is dancing to Ciara in the middle of a class at Boca Ciega High School. Here he is going nuts to Minaj's Roman In Moscow. Here he is grooving to Lady Gaga's Born This Way.

So ... what does Crunkcoco do? He is, like many Internet sensations, simply a guy who's managed to figure out what makes him captivating. He combines weirdness, wrongness and outlandishness -- and, yes, some unique dance moves -- into one self-aware package. His persona is flamboyant unapologetic, as you can see in this interview. He's part Flavor Flav, part Tyler, the Creator and part Tay Zonday.

We will give him this, at least: His Nicki Minaj is surprisingly accurate.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 5:52pm]

    

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