Method Man Does Sweet Rap for Sour Patch Kids

Candy messes with the hip-hop star

Here's a sweet-and-sour bit of branded music: Method Man brings the pain for Sour Patch Kids, which on Tuesday released a video starring the rapper titled "World Gone Sour (The Lost Kids)." The spot, created by Mother New York (which appears to be making a habit of such content), features an indignant Method rapping about misplaced anthropomorphized candy that exists with the sole purpose of making your life a nightmare. Anyone who's ever eaten Sour Patch Kids—or had kids who have eaten Sour Patch Kids—probably knows there's a kernel of truth in this. The gummy treats and their messy sugar coatings tend to turn up in troublesome places. Now, though, they'll "throw bleach in your laundry, then unfold your origami," Method Man informs us. They'll also cut holes in all of your pockets. In other words, the Sour Patch Kids are still assholes. They're bad enough, apparently, to warrant comparison to Method Man's deceased fellow Wu Tang Clan member: "These kids ain't worried—they play dirty like they're O.D.B." 

     The spot ties into a forthcoming video game from the brand, in which players will be "shrunken down to the size of a Sour Patch Kid and made to battle insane candy and deranged humans on their quest to fulfilling their destiny—being eaten," the brand says. Well then. You can find a rough transcript of the lyrics, worth a read, after the jump.

Coming back out the cracks of sofas and fanny packs

This ain't a candy rap this is where the candy attacks

See when they're lost that's when their sanity snaps

They break laws, not Jawbreakers, but break jaws.


In fact, real heavy like a monkey on your back

Got some thumb tacks playing pin the donkey with the cat

Bump that, plant a firecracker where you dump at

Right beside the shower where you keep the d*** pump at

Oh no they're creeping like some ninjas in the dojo

They'll knock the little man off the horsie on your polos for sure yo

Crushing all your dreams cut the strings in your yoyo

Trade your Lamborghini to your Volvo


Till now I bet you thought this was a promo

But no no, this is Boba Fett meets Han Solo

Kids gone loco until you sink your teeth in

You know the motto, if life's a treat then you're eatin…


These kids are cruel till the day that they're chewed damn

That's bad news now they're in a bad mood damn

First they're sour then they're sweet little dudes

And they will fight the power till they're food.


Now eat em up, eat em up

Shut up and eat em up

This beat goes hard, I gotta beat it up

It's like I'm young I gotta heat it up.

And when the candy goes wrong gotta eat em up.


Oh snap look what fell out the patch

Right in this fool's lap how uncool is that.

Alright jack, now you're on the wrong side of the map

With a busted GPS on the wrong side of the snacks

That fight back in fact they're rolling like the army

Throw bleach in your laundry then unfold your origami

I like that some snacks are sweeter in the end

But then again, ain't nothing sweeter than revenge

Now they're on your Facebook deleting all your friends