Let’s be honest: the song of the year is Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP.” Even if you’re a diehard underground metalhead who only listens to demos, you have to admit that no other song has permeated 2020 the same way “Wet Ass Pussy” did. And that’s also a good thing for metal fans — you don’t have to like hip-hop to know that any song which makes stuffy, pearl-clutching conservatives gasp like they’re in a Ratt video is a benefit to all of us who enjoy taboo outsider art. If “WAP” is a phenomenon, then a band like Behemoth has a blasphemous hook on which to hang their hat in the mainstream. But now, Indianapolis act Pickwick Commons has created a slamming metalcore cover of “WAP,” so that even fans of heavy music can enjoy the year’s biggest single.
Obviously, Pickwick Commons’ video for their “WAP” cover is a little tongue-in-cheek, as four white metal dudes trying to imitate Cardi and Megan isn’t something anyone wants to see. Instead, the band have what can only be described as a de-lightful backyard party, trading the “WAP” video’s surreal hotel-factory (or whatever it is) for kiddie pools, back decks, and ATVs. Most importantly, however, is that the band keep the lyrics the same as the original. Nothing’s more fragile and pathetic than dudes trying to rewrite a song to keep from sounding femme or gay, and the Pickwick boys are smart not to try. Instead, they look straight into the camera with sweet smiles on their faces and chickens in their arms, and urge you to park your big Mack Truck right in their little garage. It’s a beautiful thing if you’re willing to get the fuck over yourself.
Watch four bros in shorts rap about their pussies in Pickwick Commons’ “WAP” cover below:
For comparison, here’s the Cardi B/Megan Thee Stallion original:
Words by Chris Krovatin