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March 8, 2014 10:30 AM   Subscribe

Hip hop artist Mac Lethal recites the alphabet very fast.

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posted by growabrain (13 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Who here likes pancakes? I love pancakes.
posted by drlith at 10:41 AM on March 8


This is a thing in Kpop too... See Mino and Taehyun (of Winner) "Untitled Alphabet Song", TOP "Doom Dada", and the entire ouevre of rookie group AlphaBAT.

I'd link, but I'm on my cellphone. They're all on Ytube.
posted by subdee at 11:00 AM on March 8


Here's another (SLYT). I saw Gift of Gab perform it line twice in the same show. The first time he got the crowd to sing along which most of the people could kinda do. The normal "mumble mumble mumble wordthatrhymes". Then he told the DJ to do it double time and rapped it all twice as fast, which was fast enough to throw nearly everyone off.

I know that track isn't off Blazing Arrow, but talk about an album that doesn't get the love it deserves. Just some of the features on it: Questlove, Charli 2na from J5, Gil Scott Heron, Cut Chemist, Zach De La Rocha, Saul Williams, production by DJ Shadow. Fantastic, golden-era style album.

Sorry, hope it's not too much of a derail. That Mac Lethal dude can spit pretty fast, but Watsky is just annoying. I'll check out some of his other stuff.
posted by yeahwhatever at 11:03 AM on March 8 [5 favorites]


Needs the nerdcore tag.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 11:06 AM on March 8


Needs the nerdcore Irish tag.

Fixed that for ya.
posted by Mike Mongo at 11:15 AM on March 8


Neat. But is it edited to be sped up ok the fastest bits? It's almost certainly not being performed live in one take right?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:59 AM on March 8


Accurately accelerated alliteration.
posted by cazoo at 12:37 PM on March 8


Impressive. It's like the skills competition, for rap. I'm always impressed by what he does, but I never listen to any of his actual music. It's like Eyedea and Supernat are probably in the top 5 all time in battles. But don't have a single good album between the two of them.

Also, if you were looking for "does what it says on the tin", King Sun has you covered at 1:50.
posted by cashman at 12:43 PM on March 8


I will reluctantly say that I think E & A is decent.
posted by box at 1:10 PM on March 8


I'm just going to leave this here because it is awesome and from my favourite album ever. The best bit starts at 2:45.
(and that bit is here with subtitles that can't really keep up) There is distortion on the vocals, but I have heard that Ogre has performed it live, so they aren't sped up.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 1:27 PM on March 8


But don't have a single good album between the two of them.

I'll also say I think if you went through their discography you could make a very good compilation. This says very little, admittedly.

My favorite silly skills example would be this.
posted by solarion at 1:55 PM on March 8


Toy boat, toy boat, toy boat, toy boat, toy boat, toy boat, toy boat, toy boat.
posted by IndigoJones at 4:02 PM on March 8 [1 favorite]


Neat. But is it edited to be sped up ok the fastest bits? It's almost certainly not being performed live in one take right?

Well it was the 67th take.
posted by xedrik at 9:51 AM on March 9


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