“Crank That” was an insanely popular self-published youtube video that started the career of rapper Soulja Boy. As of this writing it’s in the top 20 most viewed music videos of all time with 32million+ views. It has spawned so many parodies and video responses that I guess it was just a matter of time that the inmates from the Cebu Provincial Rehabilitation and Detention Center (CPRDC) choreographed their own version remixed with MC Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This”.
When the prison inmates first did Thriller, they were just dancing in their slippers. Look closely now– are they all wearing the same dancing shoes?
Lots of mixed feelings with regard to what the warden, Byron Garcia, has been doing for the inmates. They’ve been featured on Wired, BBC, Reuters and major Philippine dailies. However as an alternative view, Vice Land wrote an unflattering story about the warden and how he runs the show. Here’s an excerpt:
“This is Byron F. Garcia with his bitches. The CPDRC gang tattoo is his name—no joke. All of these women have the official “Byron F. Garcia” insignia, which consists of a sword as the scales of justice and a red rose with thorns. Leo, the mayor de mayoris and ex-cop, has the same tattoo on his chest. Garcia runs the jail like his personal S&M dungeon, and he doesn’t care if you know it. Why should he? His sister is governor and his dad is a senator. You can’t touch him.“
What do you think?