Watch Girl Talk and Freeway Tear Apart Haters in Their New Music Video

Slate's Culture Blog
March 31 2014 9:16 PM

Girl Talk Tears Apart His Haters in His First New Song in Three Years

girl talk freeway
Girl Talk gets his hands bloody in the video for his new song, “Tolerated.”

Still from Youtube

All those seeking a summer anthem in advance, take comfort: Girl Talk is back after three years of radio silence. The producer and renowned mash-up artist released “Tolerated,” his new song with Philly rap legend Freeway, earlier today. Perhaps even more notable than the song, however, is its video, which depicts the duo literally tearing apart any and all haters that cross their path. There’s enough decapitations, loosed appendages, and corny carnage here to make up a Sam Raimi film, and Waka Flocka Flame joins the fun midway through with a pet vulture and a meal of human carrion.

Blood and guts aside, the cut itself isn't Girl Talk’s best: Freeway delivers some entertaining verses over a brassy, blaring riff, but absent is the propulsive energy and clever juxtaposition that made the D.J.'s three mix-and-match albums so singular. Of course, that could just be me—if you dig it, check out the duo’s forthcoming EP, Broken Ankles, to be released April 8 via mixtape hub DatPiff.

Sharan Shetty is a writer for Brow Beat. You can follow him on Twitter

TODAY IN SLATE

History

Slate Plus Early Read: The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

Mitt Romney May Be Weighing a 2016 Run. That Would Be a Big Mistake.

Amazing Photos From Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Transparent Is the Fall’s Only Great New Show

The XX Factor

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada

Now, journalists can't even say her name.

Doublex

Lena Dunham, the Book

More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.

What a Juicy New Book About Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric Fails to Tell Us About the TV News Business

Does Your Child Have Sluggish Cognitive Tempo? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

  News & Politics
Foreigners
Sept. 29 2014 10:00 PM “Everything Must Change in Italy” An interview with Italian Prime Minster Matteo Renzi.
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 29 2014 7:01 PM We May Never Know If Larry Ellison Flew a Fighter Jet Under the Golden Gate Bridge
  Life
Dear Prudence
Sept. 29 2014 3:10 PM The Lonely Teetotaler Prudie counsels a letter writer who doesn’t drink alcohol—and is constantly harassed by others for it.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 29 2014 1:52 PM Do Not Fear California’s New Affirmative Consent Law
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 29 2014 8:45 AM Slate Isn’t Too Liberal, but … What readers said about the magazine’s bias and balance.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 29 2014 9:06 PM Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice Looks Like a Comic Masterpiece
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 29 2014 11:56 PM Innovation Starvation, the Next Generation Humankind has lots of great ideas for the future. We need people to carry them out.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 29 2014 12:01 PM This Is Your MOM’s Mars
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.