We all know what happened to Rebecca Black after “Friday” made the rounds on YouTube…actually, I have no clue what happened to her but I can only imagine in college she’ll be as popular as Pete from The Adventures of Pete & Pete – Everyone wanted to get blazed with that guy. Seriously, we have friends that went to college with the younger Pete (Danny Tamberelli) and have heard stories…I mean, he went to Hampshire College where you can major in “The Art of 5-foot Bongs” if that’s what you wanted to do. I digress…
How discovered did Rebecca Black get? 167 million views on Youtube discovered. The folks responsible for that video (and many others) – Ark Music Factory.
Let’s forget about Rebecca Black for a second…trust me, it’s very easy to do. Imagine being the folks responsible for uploading a music video seen more than the likes of Keyboard Cat, Double Rainbow Guy, and David After Dentist. Now imagine yourself on an insane amount of angel-dust for the first-time…It’s a high you can never achieve ever again even if you tried, unless you’re Ark Music Factory!
Meet Nicole Westbrook.
Much like whats-her-name, she’s young, she’s exciting, and she’s got parents with deep pockets who simply aren’t afraid to give into her demands of starring in her own music video, only to be tossed around like fresh meat in prison via the grand ol’ internet. For Ark Music Factory, Nicole Westbrook has it all; She’s not jaw-dropping in the looks department, she can’t really carry a tune, and she takes direction well without putting any judgement or thought as to how ridiculous she may appear in the end.
Now, ask Nicole Westbrook what her all-time favorite holiday of the year is and she’d probably say Christmas, but honestly nobody cares what Nicole thinks, so Nicole got a song all about Thanksgiving. I’ll give it to Ark Music Factory, when they want to write a song about one specific thing they really drive the message home. In this case it’s all about Thanksgiving and nothing else comes even close.
Here’s the video poised to put Nicole Westbrook’s name high-up in Google search:
Let’s set it up for you. In this video it’s November 28, 2013 (Proving the Mayans wrong), and Nicole is wide awake in her room and marking down the days until Thanksgiving. She wants to take a moment to thank you, twice. Cut back to last December with her awkward, fugly tween companions celebrating Christmas, then New Years, then Easter, then Independence Day, completely skipping over Halloween (and the outrageous omission of Canadian Thanksgiving – the nerve!) and getting right back to Turkey Day – We, we, we are right there with Nicole. There when she’s making Stove Top Stuffing (because homegirl ain’t allowed near anything sharp), checking on the bird, inspecting the mashed potatoes in an unsanitary manner, and there when she’s MIXING the already prepared Kraft Mac’n’Cheese. Apparently that’s all the food Ark Music Factory approves of when it comes to holiday cuisine because later on in the video we discover that cranberry sauce gets a big thumbs down; Cranberry sauce is the shit.
No matter what you, no matter what you say, this is my favori— AND WAIT A SECOND…All of a sudden appears a handsome black man in the kitchen, just…singing in the kitchen with the kids and then in every pivotal holiday discussed before. These kids are a bunch of jerks. Admissible age difference aside, the handsome black man who actually can sing goes completely ignored by the youths and he’s even bein’ a sport and manning the grill.
And then one of my favorite moment happens at 2:15 – Nicole opens the door to find her friend has come with that Thanksgiving staple – Baby Back Ribs. Granted it’s been awhile since I brushed up on the nitty-gritty of this holiday’s origins, but I’m quite sure neither the Pilgrims nor Indians were sharing barbecue ribs. The handsome black man shows up soon after the ribs do – that’s racist and funny because the handsome black man is also one of the two main producers of Ark Music Factory. Another thing – Where the hell are the parents? Seriously.
And then at 2:33, Nicole Westbrook shows off her ill raps. Is that you call them? Moving on…
At 2:59, my other favorite moment – Turkey leg used as a microphone. Perfect!
Oh, I can hardly wait for the Bad Lip Reading version of this timely video.
Thanks Ark Music Factory once again,