Now there's no Shiny Happy People in the crew we play the rough
In 1991, popular rock act R.E.M. released the song “Shiny Happy People,” a poppy ode to friendship and grace. Posdonuss is saying De La doesn’t share this (perhaps) cloying vision of the world, voicing another rejection of their reputation as “hip-hop hippies” as they were branded after their debut album.
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