On Monday night I received an email from one of our readers calling himself XL Middleton. The email said he found the site by Googling Four Loko, and he and his friend had written and recorded a song and music video called “The Four Loko Theme,” as a tribute to Four Loko. A Four Loko farewell, if you will.
I originally read this email on my iPhone and decided to wait to watch the video on my computer at home. I fully expected XL Middleton to be your average, run-of-the-mill, college white kid with a guitar. The kind of guy who would sit around making cheesy videos about Four Loko. I was not excited. At all.
But when I watched “The Four Loko Theme” on YouTube, I did NOT see a pasty midwestern white kid with a guitar. What I got was a baller, shot caller with 20-inch blades on his Impala. Snoop Dogg couldn’t have written better lyrics. Not even if he was having sex while collaborating with Andre 3000. And the cherry on top was a melody and instrumental that would have made Al Green and Sleepy Brown cry.
I should add that Diddy, with all his money and swagger, would be hard-pressed to make a video with better production quality. This video is pure gold. The only thing this music video is missing is a cameo by Lil’ Wayne or Lil’ John or some other Lil’ mofo with Lil’ before their name.
Four Loko Theme by XL Middleton & Reality Jonez
This, my friends, is gangster-ass shit. See the video for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments.
For anyone else making cool, alcohol-related music and/or videos, send them our way. If it’s good we’ll post it and tell the world about it. If it’s bad, we’ll post it and tell the world about it, too. And who knows, maybe one day you’ll get your own Four Loko farewell tribute.