YouTube right now! Tom Green's "O.R. Redux"
In YouTube Right Now, the Daily Dot looks at videos that catch our eyes, push our buttons, and move our dials—and that you’ve just got to watch. Right now!
Back in the early 1990s, Tom Green had a rap group called Organized Rhyme that lasted about as long as the impulsive comedian’s stint as an MTV host. Some thought of the group as Canada’s answer to the Beastie Boys—most didn’t.
But Organized Rhyme were signed to a major label and landed one commercial hit in 1993, “Check the O.R.” (You can download it here.) Nearly two decades later, at last year’s Just for Laughs Festival, Green and his cohort MC Pin (@soundsyndicate) returned to the “mean streets of Montreal, Quebec” to film a modern version of the group’s one-hit wonder. And in the video, Green surprisingly resists the urge to put his bum bum on everything in sight.
“TOM GREEN IS ALVE?!” exclaimed YouTuber ckboy221 in a top comment.
On Reddit, where the video is quickly gaining momentum since being uploaded on Monday—view counts are currently frozen at 325 view—users were surprisingly supportive.
“That was a really fresh song as was the video,” offered Sleestaks .”I loved the energy. Beat was on point too.”
Watch both versions below, and then file under the Vh1 category: Where are they now?