Rap parody becomes an anthem for Market Basket protesters
Photos from the ongoing protests against Market Basket's firing of CEO Arthur T. Demoulas are set to music in the Super Secret Project's new parody video, “Dear Market Basket.”
The Super Secret Project’s Christian Wisecarver, left, and Billy Donohoe. JOHN CALVERT
But once enough fans asked for it, Christian Wisecarver couldn’t stop himself from thinking about potential lyrics, which within a few days became the group’s latest online hit and was quickly adopted by Market Basket employees and supporters during rallies to restore ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.
Wisecarver said he came up with a draft last Friday, sent it to partner Billy Donohoe, and by Sunday night they had finished recording it.
The Super Secret Project is actually a trio, including producer Darby DeChristopher. The group had a huge online hit in 2010 with “Granite State of Mind,” a spoof on Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” that features Wisecarver rapping the words to the Robert Frost poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.”
“We’re perfectionists when we make our stuff so it takes us a long time to get a project from concept to fruition,” Wisecarver said. They opted for the slideshow approach because they weren’t sure the Market Basket saga would last long enough for them to produce a full video.
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