Best Local Single of the Past 12 Months St. Louis 2008 - "Ol' Girl"
Since the dawn of time, pop music has celebrated sweet young things, the carefree beauties who tantalize their adoring prey with youthful nubility. But where's the musical love for women who bring experience and wisdom to the table? (Not only cougars, mind you, but pumas and MILFs, too.) That's where local hip-hop charmer Vandalyzm comes in, with his irresistible song "Ol' Girl." Atop strings imbued with the soft glow of AM Gold radio, a chorus of smooth soul singers and a slinky bass line worthy of Marvin Gaye, Van croons about the joys of being with "older chicks." "Ain't no doubt about it, I got me an ol' girl, yes it's true," goes the chorus. "She can be my MILF, she can be my cougar," goes a verse. Above all, the song stresses that the May-December romance is "going to be OK" — and you can almost see the smirk on Vandalyzm's face and the twinkle in his eye as he imagines the possibilities.