MESH: Hipsters Are the New Jocks


I stumbled across this hilarious bit of parody-meets-social commentary while listening to a mix that DJ Z-Trip put together for a radio station and posted for download.

When I heard the chorus – “hipsters are the new jocks / it don’t take much to realize that” – I had to have it.

This is what I know: The track is by an artist/graf writer called MESH from Brooklyn. And what better city from which to derive inspiration for a hipster-hating anthem. (As MESH says on his YouTube page, Williamsburg is hipster capital.)

The video (below) adds a nice visual twist of the knife, too. Check the beginning when Mesh asks a guy and a girl for a smug look, and the girl says she doesn’t want to do it: “Am I hitting too close to home?” Asymmetrical haircuts, skinny jeans, ironic mustaches. Ooooh, I can feel my blood pressure rise. You can win a game of hipster bingo just watching the video.

And is it just me or does Mesh sound a little like Shock G from Digital Underground?

  • MESH | Hipsters Are the New Jocks

8 thoughts on “MESH: Hipsters Are the New Jocks”

  1. Just found this page after googling that great line –I found out about it because its on this Z-Trip/Mstrkrt Soundclash of the Titans that was recently released. I bought it because it came with a poster I wanted by Shepard Fairey, but the disk is quite good and the “Hipsters are the New Jocks” section caught my attention in Z-Trip’s portion.

  2. Like, Bobak, I also found this page after listening to the DJ Z-Trip set on the recently released MSTRKRFT and DJ Z-Trip – Soundclash of the Titans album.

    You guys should really try to find yourself a copy of this album… the DJ Z-Trip version of this is a lot better than the original (no offense MESH)

    That video is pretty funny though. I especially like the hipster wearing the mime looking beater. good stuff….

  3. I dig what my cousin Matt has been doing musically and otherwise since he first showd his breakdancing skills in 1983.

  4. I also discovered this track from the Z-Trip mix, which can be found on Z-Trip’s SoundCloud page. This MESH track caught my attention, so I did a lyrics search and came across this blog. I’m going to check out the OG version, although tough to sound as good as the Z-Trip version. (No offense.) Good call on Shock G. Initially, I was thinking Dana Dane.

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