Whole Foods parking lot rapper returns with “Mixologist”

Tired of paying $20 for a cocktail straight out of Boardwalk Empire? David Wittman knows the feeling. 

David Wittman is a cultural vigilante, a chronicler of first-world problems.

With his production company, Fog & Smog, the amateur rapper and professional composer has gone platinum in YouTube views by tackling drama in the “Whole Foods Parking Lot,” hollering at a “Yoga Girl,” and taking on the hipster culture in Berkeley, Calif.   

Now he’s back with “Mixologist,” a trunk-rattler that tackles modern cocktail culture—you know, the kind of bar you need the password to get to: “Tweed vests, raw eggs and twenty dollar price tags,” as the video’s summary puts it.

Uploaded on Wednesday, the video is off to a slow start, with just 782 views to date, but it might be the collective’s best work yet—combining Wittman’s trademark observation humor with legit beats and a hook that would cost others six figures to obtain:   

Hey Mr. Mixologist 
Did you have to go to college for this?
It seems like you got some knowledge, it’s just…
$20 for a cocktail plus tip?

“Mixologist” was shot on location La Descarga, a high-end bar in Hollywood that’s either in on the joke or has a staff with an impressive sense of humor.  

“My inspiration,” Wittman told the Daily Dot, “is being generally overwhelmed by the ‘coolness’ of it all.”

I’ll drink to that.

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Inspiration has a funny way of finding Dave Wittman. After turning a trip to the grocery store into one of this summer's biggest YouTube hits, the “Whole Foods Parking Lot” rapper spotted his next subject—“Yoga Girl”—while at work at Santa Monica production company Elias Arts.
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