"El Kilo" by Orishas. 

 

The Plot: N/A. It's proof that if you have a beautiful song, all you need is a picturesque scene for

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Cuban hip-hop = hot shirtless guy + awesome song. I'm sold.

"El Kilo" by Orishas. 

 

The Plot: N/A. It's proof that if you have a beautiful song, all you need is a picturesque scene for the background (and, perhaps, great hats) in order to pull off an amazing video.

The Moment of Brilliance (offscreen, tie): Whoever told that one guy to take his shirt off. And whoever told that old guy to dance.

Why You Didn't See it on VH1: VH1 (and, by proxy, the American media in general) is run by ethnocentric bastards.

Side Note Worth Noting: In preparation for a trip I'm taking to Buenos Aires, I just looked up the top-selling albums in Argentina to see what those crazy kids were listening to. #8--behind Smashing Pumpkins and Velvet Revolver--was the new album by Cuban hip-hop sensations Orishas. And as I'd already had that on deck, I was all, this is fate! Because surely it is. Also: seeing as this video has already been viewed 234,000 times, it's proof that a) Germans love David Hasselhoff, b) a lot of people in the world don't speak English, and c) their taste in music is pretty awesome.

 
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