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A rapping City Council



It was a YouTube moment, and not in a good way. The St. Petersburg City Council chose a rap to say goodbye to outgoing City Council member and State Rep.-elect Rick Kriseman at a recent meeting. The group, in a poorly executed unison, spun in their chairs, put on sunglasses and began a rap to promote Kriseman's successes on council. Jamie Bennett adorned chains and a city hat, which he turned sideways.

"Just don't forget us, we have a few bills, we're gonna need your help on capitol hill," said Bill Foster, spinning one line over the beat of a drum.

The rap, which touted Kriseman's plan to make taped council meetings available on the Internet, among other things, was received with half horror, half laughter. “Now I'm kind of disappointed that we do show streaming video,” Kriseman said when it was finally finished. We at Buzz are not.

To see the rap yourself, click here. The "performance" starts 10 minutes and 15 seconds into the meeting.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:39am]


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