'Pants on the Ground' Singer Larry Platt Offered Record Deal

January 20, 2010 05:43:33 GMT

There is a chance General Larry Platt will release 'Pants on the Ground' this year as the veteran has been offered a record deal by Jake Records.

'Pants on the Ground' Singer Larry Platt Offered Record Deal
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62-year-old Larry Platt who claims his fame across the U.S. after auditioning "American Idol" in Atlanta has been offered a record deal by Jake Records. Thus, his self-written track "Pants on the Ground" which is currently sweeping the nation may be released sometime soon.

"General Larry Platt has an energy about him that is infectious," the company's CEO Scott Thomas praised the veteran. "We'd love to work with Mr. Platt to generate some exposure for his original song, but also the causes that he holds near and dear to him."

Though failing to receive a golden ticket from the Idol singing show, Larry Platt successfully made judge Randy Jackson to get up, sing and dance with him at the end of his audition. This catchy tune also gave Simon Cowell "a horrible feeling that song could be a hit."

More and more American people are infected by Larry's song as his audition footage hit the YouTube and garnered thousand views. From the video-sharing website, it was brought to the locker room by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre and invaded the small screen once again as Jimmy Fallon covered it on his show, and the ladies from "The View" invited Larry to perform it on their talk show.


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posted by brielle on Sep 14, 2010
posted by been there done that on May 31, 2010
Does it not remind you of a time when things were much simpler and people wore their clothes correctly; pants off the ground, shirt tucked in, pocket protector in place. Gee Wiz Wally!
posted by Oo on Apr 03, 2010
The majority of People Aren't laughing At him, They're laughing with him....the things that make people laugh are his mocking outfit to the stereotypes of "ghetto" people, who have their 'pants to the ground', and he's also the color of which is also 'stereo-sized' to be more 'ghetto'. It's just hilarious that a 62 year old african american man, is the first person to ever really promote a song like this in an non-negative way, because what he say's is true. It's just a very weird ironical coincidence.( from before; if america didn't have morals anymore, then how would this song be here in the first place?)
posted by rnl6305 on Mar 03, 2010
remember Milli Vanilli,same crap its all marketing lol
posted by stfu noob on Feb 23, 2010
To atlmom: stfu plz. Keep your antics to yourself. There are plenty of other forums full of people who welcome that sort of banter. Gogogo. -D2 rocks
posted by Ras on Feb 13, 2010
Damn that comment by dark was funny but racist as fuck. The only reason it was funny was because it was mostly true, he probaably will make more than the actual contestants.
posted by fothg on Feb 05, 2010
Whats wroung with guys wearing their pants on the ground? Americans are FREE to do what they want, aren't we? Plus we do not have anymore moral standareds anyway! So homeboys keep wearing your pants to the ground!
posted by Kimy on Feb 04, 2010
The best song I have heard in a long time. Thanks
posted by DARK on Jan 30, 2010
Platt is a primary example that you don't need to win American Idol to get a record deal. Hell, you don't even need talent or a professional/musical background. You just need to sing a catchy tune in the auditions. Platt isn't the best singer in the world, but his song is what people want to listen to. It's probable that, regardless of who actually wins this year, he will make a lot more money just on this song than all of the songs on the winner's album put together. Way to go, Platt. Niggers singing about pants on the ground is the crack for this generation's music goers.
posted by TRACY292 on Jan 30, 2010
posted by donnie boy... on Jan 29, 2010
not very guy...also, learn to spell.
posted by deb schneider on Jan 28, 2010
I love this guy! lol I just hope he doesnt go all "holey moley with his political views , he need's to just enjoy it for what it is,and not try to use it as a "platt form"for the more serious causes that he's involved with.this is a fun song that sends a serios wake up call to all of the rediculous giant pants wearing fools!lol
posted by Jesus on Jan 27, 2010
We are looking for singers ocioyespectaculos com
posted by Jason on Jan 27, 2010
Smart guy, We as blacks need to stop crying racism in every situation.It's out there, but not every time. Pants hanging by your knees is foolish no matter who does it, so please stop defending it. Thanks for the song Mr. Platt.
posted by roy on Jan 27, 2010
imagine what richard pryor would of had to say after that one way togo Mr Platt.
posted by to the guy below me on Jan 26, 2010
I have disagree because I think its hilarious. I'm definitely laughing with him not at him!
posted by Lucy on Jan 26, 2010
Are you people serious? He's a slightly strange old man who wrote a strange song and people like to laugh at him (not with him). They want to parade him on TV as a joke and make money off him, while telling him they respect his 'talent'. Its exploitation of a sweet-natured but credulous old man.
posted by TUTS on Jan 24, 2010
dont miss the big picture. I dont think he is down grading black people, but it is shameful to see young MEN having to hold their pants with one hand to even walk. blacks and whites are doing it. 'LOOKING LIKE A FOOL" YOU GO LARRY
posted by ziggy on Jan 24, 2010
You all are missing the point there is no racism in wanting our handsome young black men to put on a belt and act as if they are a proud culture we need them to become more than rappers and jailbirds...
posted by Yes, sir!!! on Jan 24, 2010
Smart guy is stupid! Wait, wait, how's this racist??? Furthermore, how can smart guy even say that. I see all races taking part in this stupidity!! Getcha pants up, man!!! I LOVE this song!!!
posted by FrankD on Jan 24, 2010
Plus, umm this guy was a civil rights activist and I'm not sure if you've noticed, but he's black. Which means, if he were racist, he would be disrespecting his own race. Rather, he is addressing a problem that causes racism. And rap artists who act like gangsters stand up for what they believe in? I listened to rap for many years, exactly what values are they standing up for? That you gain respect by talking and acting tough, and constantly referring to violence?
posted by FrankD on Jan 24, 2010
Smart guy, you should think before you say things like that. This song is about people who dress and act like fake thugs. And I don't know if you're aware, but he would be addressing white kids as well as black, so the idea that this is racist is absurd. Wake up, "politically correct" America, denouncing stupid trends and attacking race are completely separate things. Do you talk to black people? Are you aware that most of them feel the same way, that people who dress and act like this create stereotypes? Get the facts straight, everything that is controversial is not racist.
posted by smart guy is stpid on Jan 23, 2010
this guy has a lot of charisma and makes a damn good point that you look like a fool with your pants on the ground.
posted by gammagamma on Jan 23, 2010
He made America laugh.
posted by mothafcka on Jan 23, 2010
suck my yummy balls
posted by Stephen \"The Rock\" on Jan 23, 2010
wait so is he or isnt he makin a album
posted by SMART GUY on Jan 23, 2010
posted by BALLSACK on Jan 22, 2010
hell yeah titties
posted by larrygen on Jan 22, 2010
yeah pants on the ground looking like a fool wit yo pants on da ground
posted by Just Me on Jan 22, 2010
I really like this ong 4 some reason ha ha lol random shidd.... pants on da ground is a betta hit then she bang she bang lol.. realy it is
posted by Jurnee on Jan 22, 2010
As far as I can make out this "rap" has about 3 lines to it. No melody and not an original beat. And that is enough for a record deal these days? No wonder people don't buy music anymore.
posted by Cleet on Jan 22, 2010
I can't wait for his CD to come out so I can download it without paying
posted by pineapple on Jan 21, 2010
best song of 2010 its stuck in my head want a cd.
posted by Linda on Jan 21, 2010
go larry go larry go larry!
posted by Peno on Jan 21, 2010
I want a cd of pants on the ground when is this hit out in a store near us!
posted by joni on Jan 21, 2010
my granddaughter walks around singing the song.i thought he was great,he deserves it..
posted by polarbear on Jan 21, 2010
larry is a beast for 62 years i would wanna be him wen im older
posted by llebull on Jan 21, 2010
best remix on youtube by far that I have heard done by D-Pryde, check it out....AWESOME
posted by ginasings on Jan 21, 2010
I have it as a ringtone! I can't wait for the CD to drop! Looking like a fool with yo pants on the ground!!!!!
posted by mukhtar on Jan 21, 2010
holla itink he
posted by TheSincere1 on Jan 21, 2010
Don't hate - Let the man have his 15 minutes of fame! Some people get through on a whol lot less talent! What God has for you is for YOU! This is HIS time. Bravo Mr. Platt!
posted by taylorb2010 on Jan 21, 2010
i wanna get on that record deal shit..make me some money!!!!!!
posted by boom on Jan 21, 2010
Pants on the ground Pants on the ground Lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground With the gold in your mouth Hat turned sideways Pants hit the ground Call yourself a cool cat Lookin' like a fool Walkin' downtown with your pants on the ground Get it up, hey! Get your pants off the ground Lookin' like a fool Walkin' talkin' with your pants on the ground. Get it up, hey! Get your pants off the ground Lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground
posted by boomer on Jan 21, 2010
Pants on the ground Pants on the ground Lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground With the gold in your mouth Hat turned sideways Pants hit the ground Call yourself a cool cat Lookin' like a fool Walkin' downtown with your pants on the ground Get it up, hey! Get your pants off the ground Lookin' like a fool Walkin' talkin' with your pants on the ground. Get it up, hey! Get your pants off the ground Lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground
posted by Happy on Jan 21, 2010
I love it and I am driving my wife crazy singing it. I need a ringtone of this perfect song!
posted by Brian on Jan 20, 2010
I think Mr. Platt's creation was marvioules. I do so hope that he is not exploited by some low life taking his origional observation and making it seem so real.
posted by John on Jan 20, 2010
Just keep searching youtube for "larry platt record deal", try clicking some of those things, I think that we'll see some good new songs from him.
posted by kk on Jan 20, 2010
We found him very entertaining and fun. He said it all, let him say it to more people. He is an inspiration.
posted by adnama rekatihw on Jan 20, 2010
frankly, i don't find this song this funny after the 30th time...
posted by Me myself and I on Jan 20, 2010
I think Larry os awsome, and I love the song. I seen a kid yesterday walking with his pants on the ground and could not resist. I got out and started singing the song. My husband went red and thought It was a hoot that I would do that, Great song! Thank you Gen. Larry!
posted by Duran Duran on Jan 20, 2010
Love that song!!!!!!!!!!.Put it on Itunes and have a music video and it's set to go.Someone needed to have the courage to tell those baggy pants wearin' kids a thing or two and Lary Platt did just that with a hit song.
posted by curranclanv on Jan 20, 2010
what a guy. I hope they do record that song. I'd buy it he were the one singing the original. It was wonderful I think I would have to play it loudly anytime I see a guy with his pants down around this butt.
posted by atlmom on Jan 20, 2010
Pay attention to his button/pin - that needs attention too.
posted by lkl8 on Jan 20, 2010
He needs to go back to the original version he had on American Idol. Someone tried to fix it up on The View, and it came out bland. He did it best all by himself! Loved it!
posted by navyman on Jan 20, 2010
this song is great..they have a remix of it on phonezoo and it sounds amazing!!!! i cant get it outa my head
posted by lindaS on Jan 20, 2010
why to go larry, been waiting for some one to get the message out, I tell my grandsons all the time "pull your pants up turn your hat around, totally, think your looking cool, looking like a fool!
posted by gfriendmm on Jan 20, 2010
Mr. Platt is an INSPIRATION! My girls and I think he was just AWESOME, He left us with a tone in our heads that brings a smile to our face and to our hearts. He may not have a singing voice, but He sure has a way to put what he sees into a song! Keep it up. We love ya :)
posted by K.G.P on Jan 20, 2010
I Think he is great comedian to get on the st age to strut his stuff. Great Job!!!!
posted by laugh a lot!! on Jan 20, 2010
OMG this guy is so awsome!! I cant get the song out of my head its so catchy and funny!! that guy is great!!!
posted by bigmoneymike on Jan 20, 2010
He sure made a name for himself in a big way!! Hope it all works out for him and they keep his style origial!!
posted by snookems on Jan 20, 2010
What a great guy!! He just makes a person feel happy. He has a lot of energy, and we need more people with his feel good energy. It is such a catchy tune, that every time I hear it, It takes me forever, to stop singing it. He makes me smile!!
posted by burrr on Jan 20, 2010
if wayne and gucci got on it, this song would be #1 lol
posted by yEEP, awesome As tha on Jan 20, 2010
Rofl, love this guy. Specially that he actually aditioned on american idol.... when he is 62! Rofl. loved that. So should make a record deal :)
posted by Larry fan on Jan 20, 2010
We are waiting for the official "pants on the ground" full sing on itunz. We love it, and agree with his song!! Next verse could be loser lost his loafers with his pants on the ground
posted by EastCoaster on Jan 20, 2010
Better than all of those artists who are using vocoders to cover the fact the can't sing.
posted by himey on Jan 20, 2010
Mr. Platt was so awesome! He sang what so many of us want to say to our young generation but are afraid to say it because of repercussions. People are listening to Mr. Platt. We (the older generation) owe you a big, big thank you! Thank you
posted by sheila on Jan 20, 2010
let the man have his 15 minutes
posted by Wanda on Jan 20, 2010
Way to go!!I think this guy is great :)
posted by Colin on Jan 20, 2010
Well duh people are using him to make a profit...
posted by darababyd on Jan 20, 2010
perhaps a better talented artist will remake the song with him to make it sound great.. the idea is great & he deserves credit for that & to get paid for all this publicity
posted by Linda on Jan 20, 2010
I really think that Mr. Platt's was very funny, hell I almost pissed my pants, But I have to say that he does not deserve a recording contract, he's not that good. I feel that people are using him to make a profit.
posted by Just me on Jan 20, 2010
I think he is great!!! An inspiration to everyone ...use the props to get the message out

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