Southwest Airlines Rapper David Holmes

An air steward has become a YouTube hit after he was filmed rapping the safety demonstration to passengers on his budget airline.

David Holmes made the unusual preflight announcement to entertain customers on the flight and to relieve his own boredom with the familiar routine.

He was captured on video asking passengers to “stomp and clap” while he rapped the instructions over the public address system.
David Holmes : Southwest Airlines

The lyrical announcement was made to passengers on a Southwest Airlines domestic flight to Oklahoma City in the United States, one of whom recorded it on camera and posted it on YouTube where it has been viewed more than 200,000 times.

Ohhh Yea!

Imagine that: It’s Rap.
But………..Nothing offensive, repetitive, or misogynistic. No abuse of the same tired themes or invocations about h-oes or bling.

Sure. Most of us have justifiably critiqued mainstream rap for its needless nihilism and unending misogyny.

-Glorifying pimps, whose lifestyle is based solely on the deprecation of women. Very UNcool dudes.
-Creative lyrics while Showcasing vocabulary and vocal style?: Cool..

Hey…..Maybe David can inspire some more well-spoken intelligent rappers with a strong message, who can carry their weight without incessant cursing, or relying on sexual innuendo.

I’ll take David Holmes as my air steward any day of the week.
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Creativity, spontaneity,guts, and musical talent.

Sure beats the predictable monotone :
Good morning passengers. (Yawn)This is the pre-boarding annoucement for flight Blah blah blah to Kansas.

We are now inviting those passengers with (annoying) small children, or any passengers requiring special assistance, to begin boarding at this time.

Please have your boarding pass and identification ready. Regular boarding will begin in approximately five minutes (translation: 20 minutes) time. Thank you.

Now, Doesn’t it?

Rap on baby~!


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43 Responses to “Southwest Airlines Rapper David Holmes”

  1. sayitlikeitis says:

    I loved it. Creative, talented and fun to listen to.. Why do rules and regulations have to be dry and boring? No for it, SOUTHWEST.

  2. Zeeva says:

    Like they say here in the US, whatever it takes to make them groove, or is it get it?

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  4. Shashank Nigam says:

    This is a fantastic demonstration of what airlines can do so simply, to keep customers happy.

  5. z says:

    Maybe he actually got people to PAY ATTENTION! I can’t listen to this now because it’s the mid of the night and I can’t wake Mr. Z up, but I like the idea…chikka boom, chikka boom boom!
    I love rap, tell you the truth; the beat, etc…..except I hate the language and I hate the “kill your teacher” stuff, treat women badly” stuff… This steward rocks! Oops..RAPS!

  6. Blind Jefferson Boggs says:

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  8. amboy says:

    Nice find. What a unique way to cut through the boredom.

  9. DD2 says:

    Great post Angel, have a great and exciting week end.

  10. Faultline USA says:

    Very, very creative! Loved it!

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  12. Stanford Matthews says:

    We certainly can use more ‘good’ news. Imagine that, givin’ rap a good name or at least a good story.

  13. MK says:

    That’s pretty funny, if you folks want to see rap hilarity, check this out -

    They do a really good job of mocking them.

  14. Always On Watch says:

    What a refreshing change from the usual pre-flight announcements.

    I love it!

  15. Zeeva says:

    Have a wonderful weekend hun! Live it up. We only live once.

  16. Pasadena Closet Conservative says:

    That’s video was very refreshing. No references to bee-yotches and ho’s!

  17. joe says:

    Got to admit, that was different! Not nearly as boring as the normal ritual.

  18. Robert says:

    Southwest Airlines has a new way of doing things…..too bad eveyrone can’t do this. this was neat…..and kudos to this young man for making his job fun.

    -Robert-

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  20. Maggie Thornton says:

    I love SW Airline. This was very cool.

  21. Dinah Lord says:

    Southwest Airline is dope and phat. (hah! How’d I do with my rap lingo, guys?)

    Remember when all Southwest ‘stewardesses’ all wore hotpants?

    Those were the days…

  22. Freedom Now says:

    “you will not get that on United Airlines, I guarantee that…”

    Classic!!!!!!!!

    SW please give this man a raise.

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  24. dapoppins says:

    What a great thing to find…how fun!

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  32. mary june says:

    AWESOME ON THE CREATIVENESS OF DAVID HOLMES.
    NICE TO HEAR SOME “CLEAN” RAP. HE’S A “FLYING WILL SMITH”!

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  39. Katherine says:

    Just another one of the creative ideas that Southwest has been sharing with us for years! The pilot on a recent flight I took was heard to say, “Whoa there, boy. . .” as we touched down at our destination. Certainly calmed those first-time fliers, I’m sure, with the entire cabin laughing. I ALWAYS fly Southwest–prices, service, and, of course entertainment. SW is a true American icon, in my opinion.

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