Squashed Nigga

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"Squashed Nigga"
S.mouseCover.jpg
Single by S.mouse
from the album Angry Boys Official Soundtrack
Released21 July 2011
FormatDigital download
GenreR&B, hip hop
Length3:27
S.mouse singles chronology
"Slap My Elbow"
(2011)
"Squashed Nigga"
(2011)
"Animal Zoo"
(2011)

"Squashed Nigga" is a song performed by fictional character, S.mouse (played by Chris Lilley), of the Australian television series Angry Boys. It was released for digital download on 21 July 2011.[1]

Context[edit]

"Squashed Nigga" was first featured in the eleventh episode of the Australian mockumentary series, Angry Boys, and was sung by comedian Chris Lilley (S.mouse), who starred as the six main characters in the series. During the episode, S.mouse arrives back home, after launching his new album, The Real Me, at a club in Los Angeles, California, to a crowd who are less than pleased. He realises that he isn't expressing the real him, and decides to read Daniel's (another fictional character portrayed by Lilley), letter about an Aborigine child named Wally who was crushed by a truck. S.mouse then writes a song about the incident called "Squashed Nigga", and instead of rapping on the song, S.mouse decides to sing it.

Release[edit]

"Squashed Nigga" was released as the third single off the Angry Boys official soundtrack album on 21 July 2011.[1][2]

Chris Lilley announced on his Twitter page that "Squashed Nigga" was available for download in the iTunes Store in the United States on 7 February 2012, less than a week before the Angry Boys finale was set to air in the United States.

Controversy[edit]

On 29 July 2017, a version of the track was reposted on Lilley's Instagram feed. It coincided with protests over the death of Elijah Doughty around Australia. Several artists, comedians and others criticised Lilley over this, and Lilley subsequently deleted it and apologised.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[1]
  1. "Squashed Nigga" – 3:27

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
ARIA Singles Chart[5] 70
ARIA Urban Singles Chart[6] 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Squashed Nigga – Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Angry Boys (Official Soundtrack Album) by Various Artists". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  3. ^ Dmytryshchak, Goya (29 July 2017). "Chris Lilley condemned for reposting 'Squashed N***a' clip after Elijah Doughty verdict". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  4. ^ Wolfe, Natalie (30 July 2017). "Chris Lilley under fire for re-posting video 'Squashed N***a' less than a week after Elijah Doughty case". news.com.au. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Chartifacts - Week Commencing: 1st August 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 5 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Top 40 Urban Albums & Singles Chart – 1/8/2011". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 2 August 2011.