Today we have not one but two VERY DOPE jamz from some very talented children. On the one hand, you have X-Treme Power, an entire band of children, possibly related, giving out some pretty chill advice on respecting and obeying authority. It’s an important message to send to the children. Not just that they should be polite and have a good moral core, but that they should literally acquiesce to the merest hint of authority. And wear matching clothes from the discount rack at Target. On the other hand, you have Horrid Henry. He’s so horrid! This little bad ass raps about being TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL. It is literally the exact opposite, but still very important message to deliver to children, which is fuck school, be a piece of shit, you are royalty, adults should be washing YOUR sports car on the castle lawn, you little king. It’s hard to decide which is the more important message. They are both great messages. Delivered with great songs. By great artists. BUT WE MUST CHOOSE ONE, SUCH IS THE WAY OF OUR WORLD. I did not make the rules, but I will enforce them. So, which will it be? X-Treme Power or Horrid Henry? The tale of the tape!

X-Treme Power “Respect and Obey Authority” (via @el-p)


Horrid Henry “Too Cool for School” (via Amil Niazi)

See? Pretty tough decision. NOW I KNOW HOW SOPHIE FELT WHEN SHE HAD TO DECIDE WHICH OF HER TWO CHILDREN TO SEND INTO THE NAZI’S GAS CHAMBER! (That was her famous choice, by the way, and I did not spoil it because you should have read that book when it came out, in 1979, it’s really great. By the way, most of the novel takes place at a bar in Brooklyn, did you you even know that? Do you know anything?!) Love Sophie’s Choice jokes because no one ever makes them. The hidden gem of jokes. Just fucking pick already, please.

X-Treme Power or Horrid Harry?

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The nice thing, though, is that with these two songs, and these two videos, EVERYONE WINS, and that’s fresh. #John420 #fuckhomework #RIPkrispykreme.

Comments (24)
  1. Isn’t acquiescing to even the slightest hint of authority the exact OPPOSITE of having X-Treme Power? Unless they meant X-Tremely Limited Power?

  2. There is a good chance that the first video is just an ingenious punishment implemented by ingenious parents.

  3. X-Treme Power are the kind of kids who remind your teacher that she forgot to assign homework. I hated those kids with the fire of a thousand suns. TEAM HENRY.

  4. I’m getting sick of these edgy ads that don’t even show you the product they’re advertising. Collect your CLIO’s, jerks!

  5. I just found a banana slug. Can I vote for that instead? I don’t like any of these children.

  6. Kim Gordon has just adopted X-treme Power

  7. How about we respect and obey the rules of grammar and punctuation?

  8. I am basing this judgment purely on the name X-Treme Power and the message of their song, but I’m about 65% sure they’re probably a white supremacist family group.

  9. I give the edge to H-squared, because of his video’s higher production value.

  10. Respect and Obey Authority is the least punk rock song I have ever heard.

    Horrid Henry on the other hand, awesome.

  11. This is like yin and yang in Hell.

    Also, DEFINITELY Team Henry.

  12. I’m surprised that X-Treme Power cult lets the kids use instruments in their music. Would have expected just a capella.

  13. I’ll admit it;I would have totally been into X-treme Power’s song as a child. R-E-S-P-E-C-T authority, you guys!

  14. I need the MTV Millenial Blog to label which group these children are in before I decide.

    Is Horrid Henry a “Rich Kid”? Is X-Treme Power part of the “Honor Society”? Help me understand our crazy world, MTV!

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