It looks like Good Little Brother (好第) has ‘made it’. The viral internet star, who shot to fame after a clip of his rendition of ‘The Words of Chairman Mao are Memorized By Heart’ garnered over 1 million hits in two days during late May, was invited recently to open a new military museum in Jiangxi Province’s capital of Nanchang.
However, upon closer inspection, Good Little Brother might just be a Red one-hit wonder. Though the new video of Good Little Brother is featured prominently on Youku, the clip has only managed to attract 17000 clicks 20 hours after being uploaded. Hmmmm…is the netizenry a little sick of Red Songs then?
We also find it interesting that, although he has managed to brand himself for the Chinese audience, Good Little Brother is merely referred to as ‘Black Guy singing Red Songs with old Red Soldiers’ (黑人和老红军同唱红歌) on Youku’s front page.
Watch as he warms the cockles of an assortment of old Red fellers at 3:38 in the clip, plowing through ‘Unity is Strength’ (团结就是力量), and ‘Without The Communist Party, There Is No New China’ (没有共产党就没有新中国).