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Video: Haitian Usher (picked by Gym Class Heroes)

Travis McCoy talks about how producer Cool of Cool & Dre turned him onto one of his favorite YouTube videos.

SPIN iconSPIN Staff // September 12, 2008

While working in a Miami studio with Cool & Dre — who produced a number of tracks on his band’s new album, The Quilt — Gym Class Heroes frontman stumbled across a YouTube favorite, thanks to a tip from Cool. In the video, a parody of Usher’s “Confessions, Part II,” Usher discovers he has Haitian heritage, and fears it’s the end of his career; McCoy, whose father is Haitian, got a big chuckle out of it. “If [Usher] doesn’t laugh [about the video], he’s not human,” says McCoy.

Watch Travis’ full commentary about “Haitian Usher” in the video blog below, then watch the original “Haitian Usher” clip on YouTube.

Plus, click here to see all the stories posted by Gym Class Heroes in their guest-editing stint at SPIN.com.