A staffer from the U.S. embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan, made a cameo appearance in a rap video in his bathrobe drinking a beer.
The video, entitled "Mingechevir", was produced by the group Caspian Dreamers, a pair of former Peace Corps volunteers named Tim McNaught and Brad Kessler who have become a viral web sensation in Azerbaijan. The video sings the praises of the beach resort town and is set to the tune of Will Smith's "Miami."
Chris Jones, a cultural affairs officer at the Baku embassy, shows up at time marker 2:36, looking quite relaxed.
Caspian Dreamer's most popular video, "Baku State of Mind," has over 300,000 hits on YouTube and the group even competed in the Eurovision 2012 live performance competition. You can follow them on Facebook and YouTube here and here.
John Hudson reports on national security and foreign policy from the Pentagon to Foggy Bottom, the White House to Embassy Row, for The Cable.