Dirt Nasty: What’s the verdict?

If you’re an actual rap fan who takes this shit at all seriously, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Dirt Nasty. Or, if you have, you probably think he’s the worst. I understand. I don’t agree, but I get it. Dirt Nasty is the rap persona of former MTV VJ and Actor* Simon Rex. He’s been making music for a long time now and built quite a following amongst low lives and women who want to have sex with him.
As a rapper, I’d say he’s best known for this song:

It’s pretty much the white Cali guy version of “How to rob…”. Sure, not every joke hits but I gotta say, I find the guy pretty funny. As a person who enjoys both rapping and low brow parody, this kinda thing is right up my alley. I know, as a white dude doing jokey rap, you walk a very thin line. It’s a line that often will offend certain people or cause people to immediately write you off as “bullshit”. Purists hate it (I learned this first hand when the Party Fun Action Committee album dropped and was hated by every person alive) and other musicians rarely appreciate it for what it is. While this kinda thing isn’t for everyone, I do lend some of the hate it gets to people just taking themselves and music , as a whole, WAY too seriously. The thing is, when the guy making the jokes is actually a fan of rap music, you can tell. There’s a big difference between Simon Rex making funny rap songs and some random corny indie rock hipster guy making fun of rap by doing cockeyed version of it. The knowledge and appreciation for the music is actually noticeable, no matter how silly the parody may be. Guys like Dirt Nasty and groups like Team Facelift or Das Racist** (and to a lesser extend PFAC as well) are a weird new breed of funny rap.
People who obviously grew up listening to hip hop , love it but, as the same time, realize the majority of it is a complete joke and needs to made fun of. They’re way more insiders than they’re given credit.
For instance, Here’s Simon Rex and Andy Milonokis doing a Grind Time battle Bit.

They’re just taking the piss out of the whole process of Grind Time. Something I think even people who do Grind Time can appreciate.
Rex’s whole shtick is a dude who does mass amounts of drugs , fucks every girl in the world and genuinely doesn’t give a fuck. I really can’t say how much of this is real (as I’ve heard he does , in fact, fuck every girl in L.A.) but I think it’s kinda awesome that a dude who could have very well had a decent acting career opted to say fuck that shit and just do him. Like a real life Joaquin Phoenix (with much less initial fame). Not just that he did it, but he seems to be fairly successful doing it. Living the dream, yo!
I mean , this dude was on MTV , introducing Jewel videos and now he does hit like this:

To me , that’s a huge upgrade.

Anyway, I was curious what people honest opinions on him were. Do you hate him as much as I think you do?

Aside from some roles here and there in actual movies , he was also known for appearing in a solo masturbation porno film when he was in his late teens. This movie was aimed at gay dudes and is pretty fucking suspect but hey, I’m assuming he needed the money. It’s funny that anyone would take that much of an issue with this considering most male porn stars from years past did straight up gay porn (Peter North being a good example) as a stepping stone into straight porn. I’d say that much worse than just jerking off on camera, while alone.

The link embedding process on here is very moody and right now , it’s being a bitch. so here’s a Das Racist video:

20 thoughts on “Dirt Nasty: What’s the verdict?

  1. I have no idea who this guy is. But that 1980’s song is kinda tough. So is “Cracker ass Fantastic”. Sounds like something Prince Paul would do. It’s ridiculous, but still kinda dope. Does dude have alot of other stuff out there?

  2. I think he’s pretty funny. And you can definitely tell that he (and Andy Milonakis–who is funny too, in my opinion) both are really hip-hop fans. But I think it’s only obvious if you are a fan yourself. Otherwise, it will probably come off as just typical parody.

  3. you know how i feel about him. did u ever see the skit, palatial regalia? he’s a head scratcher, bone-wise, cause of the fear of herpes…..but i’d probably risk it.

  4. Dirt Nasty is dope. He just came out with a new record as well. Awesome drop in by Alchemist as well in the video.

    He also produces some shit, he has produced some songs for the living legends and had a cameo in a video or two for them.

  5. The beginning of 1980 reminds me of one of those Wu knock-offs; who were generally garbage. I think most comedy rap is single listen shit in that you don’t mind checking it out but no longevity.
    PFAC (your instr. albums, & production is generally dope IMO) included – an album full it – over-kill.
    Its’ one thing when Jeru has a “Tha Bullshit” or Black Sheep does a “U Mean I’m Not”, but if that was an album I would probably be sick of it. Further they are capable of making dope ass classic tracks so if they do a comedic track its cool. (Don’t think we’ll get any classics out of Dirt Nasty)
    On the PFAC – Your track Chapstick reminds me of Paul Barman’s ‘It’svery stimulating’ album-which I thought was funny and has longevity. Maybe its the Prince Paul production, and that it was short…

    Did you ever release PFAC instrumentals?

    • Nope. You’re definitely the first person toe ver ask that though. To be honest, JEr (the other guy in PFAC) did most of the beats. I did a bunch of the short demo skits but he handled the majority of the actual songs.

      • Who produced the Sir Jarlsburg song where he talked about going to Canterbury? I think the name was valley in the clouds or something like that. I don’t know if that’s the name but it went something something something something …….as we make our way back down to Canterbury….That’s all I can remember off the top of my head. I just remember the production on that track being lovely. It fit the whole Middle Ages theme perfectly. I was impressed.

  6. ohhh this is the dude that does Cracker Ass Fantastic?? haha that vid and song is fantastic

    hes cool in my book.. hes doing it for fun and its a character of his.. and lol at him taking a shot at those underground rappers like old jedi mind tricks rhymes talking about shit like “its the metaphysical the terrestrial.. praise allah and the space children.. etc”

    check the vid at 1:39 LOL fantastic..

  7. I wasn’t up on him, but I dig it. I love Das Racist too, and give it more repeat listens than I originally thought I would. Totally with you on the fact that being able to tell that they know their hip-hop makes all the difference. I’m gonna have to finally check out PFAC too. Here’s a song I made several years back that sounds like it’s in this general category. Thought you might get a chuckle from it…it’s pretty stupid shit.

  8. this dude could make a killing selling ringtones to frat boys and drug addicts. seriously though, the comedy rap made by people who actually know rap isn’t that bad; though it’s not getting heavy rotation on my ipod. I kinda feel like this guy is a less talented Necro/ Mike Ladd. I would rather listen to Dirt Nasty than a brand new instantly outdated J5 record.

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