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Indo law firm busts a move

Indo law firm busts a move

An Indonesian law firm has taken craziness to a whole new level by launching a video of its lawyers doing a rendition of the legendary 80s hit "Bust a move".RollOnFriday stumbled across an…

An Indonesian law firm has taken craziness to a whole new level by launching a video of its lawyers doing a rendition of the legendary 80s hit "Bust a move".

RollOnFriday stumbled across an absolute gem of a video by Jakarta-based law firm SSEK Associates, whose lawyers decided to grace the world with their hidden creative talents by posting on YouTube a clip of staff rapping, dancing and peering into the lens to the tunes of Young MC's 1989 rap hit.

Tagged as a "Hidden Talent Presentation" (very hidden, as you will find out when watching), the firm says in the YouTube blurb that the video was made "just for fun", "is full of inside jokes" and was made as a way of celebrating the firm's 19th anniversary.

The highlights of the video are many, though we will leave it to you to judge which parts are your favourite. (You can watch it here:

Upon stumbling across this little number, Folklaw was reminded of a similar stunt pulled by the summer clerks at Mallesons Stephen Jaques last year. Of course, we jumped on YouTube to relive the joys of the "Gangster's Paradise" Mallesons rap, only to find with chagrin that the video has been made private (Boo! Hiss!)

The video - in which "Nicky Z featuring M.C Drizzle" rapped out "Clerkship Paradise" - featured references to blatant bludging and Tim Tams; involved a fair amount of gold bling; and a great deal of fairly ordinary (i.e. dismal) singing by the suited-up "Marginalised Mallies Males".

The clip managed to notch up a respectable number of clicks on Youtube and seemed to have the backing of the firm (until, of course, we discovered we can no longer view it).

"Some of our summer clerks put the clip together as a bit of fun and it's something of an annual tradition," said a firm spokesperson at the time.

"But based on the quality of the performances, I suspect their future in the law is more assured than any future they might have in the music business."

Folklaw is fairly sure there is no chance that any of the Indonesian lawyers will be giving up their day jobs anytime soon either ...

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