Comcast Techs Get The Hip-Hop Anthem They Have Long Waited For

Comcast — and techs for just about every cable company — don’t receive much in the way of love, as people tend to focus on the bad experiences over the good, but there is finally an anthem that celebrates the trials, tribulations and victories of the men and women who install and fix (or at least try to fix) your cable and internet connections.

“Ridin Around and Fixin It” by Antoine Richmond, essentially a cover of 2 Chainz’ “Spend It” that replaces that song’s lyrics with details of life as a cable tech in New Jersey, “ridin’ around town/two ladders up/four windows down.”

The song covers everything from messy customers’ houses (“I hope they tip me a hundred”) to being on time to not sleeping on the job.

Of course, we add the caveat that we have no definite proof that the man in the video is a Comcast employee, though all evidence seems to show that he and the other men and women in the clip are indeed citizens of Kabletown.

Anyway, put on your headphones and have a listen:

We also stumbled on this super-sexy slow jam from a Comcast tech:

Thanks to Joe for the tip!

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  1. mingtae says:

    Kudos for these guys to show they have pride in the work they do. Most customer facing folks do take pride in the work their do. Its too bad management does not recognize it.

  2. Coffee says:

    I’m not even going to listen to this and will instead pretend that the hip hop anthem consists of an old white man trying to sing a Comcast-themed remix of The Message by Grandmaster Flash.

  3. KidRey says:

    I love how this isn’t a parody! I think the Dish guys should start some beef…

  4. Fiona says:

    A musical consumer perspective on cable techs:

    Landscape Body Machine’s _No Cable_ is a electronic piece featuring samples of an irate customer taken off an answering machine at Rogers Cable. STRONG LANGUAGE WARNING — he is really pissed off — but it has a happy ending for him, don’t worry. Poor techs, though!

    http://www.myspace.com/landscapebodymachine/music/songs/no-cable-21637735

  5. maxamus2 says:

    Waiting for the DMCA takedown notice.

  6. RevRagnarok says:

    Maybe their time would have been better spent actually showing up this afternoon instead of closing my ticket without consulting the paying customer. Took THREE of them this morning to tell my wife incorrect information and then walk away.

    No, I didn’t actually listen to it either.

  7. jenrevenant says:

    “This video is private. Sorry about that.”

  8. mrpenbrook says:

    The B-side is “You Were Supposed To Get What? Well That’s Not What The Work Order Says, You’re Going To Have To Reschedule. What’s A Cable Card? Are You Sure You Don’t Want The Triple Play Because That’s What The Work Order Says”