See TechCrunch for details. The most important thing to know about this video is that I was holding the microphone (off camera) when they filmed the will.i.am parts. I’d also like to see an animated gif made of Marissa Mayer dancing at 1:47.
Here’s my interview with Mayor Lee at TechCrunch Disrupt in September.
San Francisco and Tech Celebrities Remake “2 Legit 2 Quit” for Mayor Ed Lee
Video Features Brian Wilson, Hammer, Ronnie Lott, will.i.am, Willie Brown
SAN FRANCISCO – A campaign committee supporting Ed Lee for Mayor of San Francisco today launched a remake of Hammer’s “2 Legit 2 Quit” video featuring cameos by San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson, NFL Hall-of-Famer Ronnie Lott, will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, 49ers owner Jed York, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, Marissa Mayer of Google, Hunter Walk of youtube, and Hammer himself.
The video was announced through tweets by Brian Wilson and Hammer with the hash tag #fearthestache.
The video was commissioned by Silicon Valley angel investor Ron Conway, head of the campaign committee “San Franciscans for Jobs and Good Government Supporting Ed Lee for Mayor 2011″ and was created by Portal A and Ashkon – the production team and performer who teamed up for last year’s viral video hit for the San Francisco Giants, “Don’t Stop Believing.”
“This is a great way to show the support of prominent San Franciscans and tech leaders for Ed Lee,” said Conway. “Since so many San Franciscans are not reached through traditional methods such as phones, TV ads, and mailers this is an innovative tactic to reach voters through social media. We hope it creates a buzz that encourages people to learn about and vote for Ed Lee.”