Two American 17-year-olds sampled podcasts from The Economist to create a rap song about the starchy British business magazine, and the limeys are atwitter. Writes the Guardian: "The rap will be music to the ears of Economist senior executives who are trying to broaden the appeal of the title beyond its traditional business readership." The song will certainly be more effective marketing than the magazine's terrifying childrens' ads. It's not entirely uncomfortable to listen to! Probably because the teens, Ike Edgerton of Chicago and Chris Misa, had already released two albums as the group Psikotic, focused on nerdcore-ish themes like the rise of China and "The McDonald's Corporation." Excerpt of their Economist rap, and links to a full MP3, after the jump.

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[Guardian]