"I Get On (The TTC)" Now Slightly More Guilt-Free
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“I Get On (The TTC)” Now Slightly More Guilt-Free

How far Syrus Watson and Randal Medford have come. When we first published an article early Friday morning about their “I Get On (The TTC)” video—a Toronto transit–centric re-imagining of Young Jeezy and Kanye West’s “I Put On (For My City)”—it had a few dozen views. By mid-day it had a few thousand; shortly thereafter, BlogTO picked up the story, then Eye, and then, today, the National Post, who quoted Adam Giambrone as saying he is “impressed” and thinks Watson and Medford’s video is “terrific.” “It represents many peoples’ feeling towards TTC…love and frustration,” Giambrone told the Post, who also noted that Medford and Giambrone “attended an awards gala on Sunday night” and took the Dufferin bus home from it together and that Giambrone has said that the TTC is “exploring how they could use the video.”
Good thing, then, that you can now enjoy the video without momentarily cringing. As promised by Syrus on Torontoist, the video for “I Get On (The TTC)” has been updated and re-uploaded without the word “fag” used at the end of a line about riders who invade Syrus’s personal leg space (which was, as Syrus wrote in the comments of our original article, an “ad-lib” in the studio that he intended no offense by). The play count on the new video is back in the dozens—far from the 30,000 the previous one had before the duo replaced it—but it shouldn’t take long to climb back up. As Watson promises Medford early in the song, “Yeah, man, I’m going far.”