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Kansas City barbecue inspires saucy new rap video

By Sarah Gish

Oklahoma Joe’s Z-Man brisket sandwich gets a shout-out in Joshua Kennedy’s rap ode to Kansas City barbecue, “BYOMB.” Kennedy, a sixth-grade teacher from Springfield, Mo., recently released a video for “BYOMB.”
Oklahoma Joe’s Z-Man brisket sandwich gets a shout-out in Joshua Kennedy’s rap ode to Kansas City barbecue, “BYOMB.” Kennedy, a sixth-grade teacher from Springfield, Mo., recently released a video for “BYOMB.” The Kansas City Star

Earlier this year, Springfield schoolteacher Joshua Kennedy released BYOMB, a rap song dedicated to Kansas City barbecue.

The song, which stands for Bring Your Own Man Bib, now has an official video.

The video was shot at several local barbecue spots — Arthur Bryant’s, Gates, Jack Stack, Oklahoma Joe’s — as well as Kansas City landmarks such as the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain, the 18th & Vine Jazz District, Arrowhead Stadium and Kauffman Stadium.

Our favorite part is when Kennedy guzzles barbecue sauce straight. Yours?

Sarah Gish writes dining guides for Ink magazine. Contact her by emailing sgish@kcstar.com or tweeting @sarah_gish.

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