Last summer, Minnesota kiddie band Y.N. Rich Kids owned ears and the Internet with their single “Hot Cheetos & Takis.” Despite its six million plays on YouTube, though, the members of the group never really saw any money.
Thankfully, the group has released two new songs, both of which are so, so great and will hopefully blow up and pay for college for all these little rugrats. First up is “My Bike,” which has a menacing recorder thing going, but is still pretty young and charming. The kids take their bikes all over Minneapolis, cruising the Target Center and the Vikings practice field. Twins mascot T.C. Bear and rapper Brother Ali even make appearances.
The second song, “Khaki Pants,” is by NSJ Crew, an all-boy group featuring many of the same Y.N. Rich Kids. That song bemoans the burdens of having to wear boring school uniforms while trying to look cool. There’s even a burgeoning dance craze, the “khaki dance,” housed within the song, so watch out. It’s infectious.