“Before we proceed, these are Takis.
There is a good chance this is your introduction to the snack. As a connoisseur of the crunchy and unhealthy, even my knowledge of them is minuscule, having only once in my life lived near a hole-in-the-wall grocer that stocked these popular Mexican snacks. If you’ve been a casual participant of the Internet over the past 72 hours, however, there is a decent chance that you’ve heard the word “Takis” said repeatedly. By children. Talented, snack-loving children.
What you just listened to, and then listened to 22 more times, is the end-of-summer jam “Hot Cheetos and Takis” by the Y.N.RichKids. A few answers to some questions, right off the bat:
- Who are they signed to? No one.
- Who are their famous rapper parents? No one.
- Is this some sort of spoof? Not at all.
- Does this completely straddle the line between adorable and impressive? Absolutely.
Even more confused? Here’s some of what you need to know (Spoiler alert: It’s about to get much more adorable and impressive).
“HCAT” is the product of an after-school program at the Nellie Stone Johnson Beacons Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.”