The Most Ridiculous Item of the Week – 7.6.07

Relatively worthless rapper Pastor Troy got shot down by his label after trying to release his upcoming album under the title of Saddam Hussein, and after unsuccessfully trying to argue his case, he finally gave in and renamed it Tool Muziq (and in doing so risks the possibility of pissing off both Maynard James Keenan and Mike Paradinas).

Troy, whom you may possibly remember from such mediocre radio fodder as “Are We Cuttin’/Vice Versa” and “Ridin’ Big”, told reporters that he’s not too disappointed about having to change the album title, because “the album still has that Saddam element. … It wasn’t any disrespect or nothing like that. I don’t want to take over the world, it’s just the mood of the album. Everybody know Saddam don’t play, and I don’t play on the album.”

Has anyone told Pastor Troy that Saddam was executed last year? It sounds like he still thinks the guy’s alive. And what the hell is a “Saddam” element? Are you interested to hear the album now? If so, then Pastor Troy’s big publicity stunt worked. I don’t even think he knows what he’s talking about. Do the world a favor and don’t buy his album. Buy the new Down to the Bone album, Supercharged, instead. It’s at least ten times better and is probably Bill Cosby-approved.

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