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February 20, 2007 11:08 AM   Subscribe

Youtube stars NSFW MC Mack, Little ***king Kev and Ginger Joe getting more fame then they could have possibly imagined. More inside...
posted by asok (42 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
[this is terrible]
posted by fandango_matt at 11:10 AM on February 20, 2007


The youtube video response phenomenon is not new, but they are making it as easy as possible with the 'post a video response' button. This is a fine example following from Matt's Prisoners of Youtube thread.
I am sure these guys uploaded this to serve as a diss to Levenshulme, then it just took off. Possibly this is a result of the media/internet Chav fascination that has arrisen over the past few years. The internet is a safe place to laugh at someone who you might avoid eye-contact with IRL.
I am finding it hard to express why I like the original so much, is it the parochial observations and aspirations (05 V6 Cleo Twin Turbo), the fact that these guys are pretty ubiquitous looking young men, the hand waving or just the whole chav-tastic blunted-youth bizzle? I mean Levenshulme is not exactly an area of Manchester that is renowned for being 'proper gangsta', it's quite nice really. They are stars, but not in the way they intended.
Anyway, this is your chance to make the first US response. Mine is in the works, all I need is someone to do some of the rapping and keep a straight face.

Check the Persil Massive, who set the bar pretty high and the Kersal vs. Slayer for a good quality mashup.

Ginger Joe - Yeah man, yeah man.

On preview - Thanks for waiting for the more inside, f_m
posted by asok at 11:13 AM on February 20, 2007


My head hurts.
posted by miss lynnster at 11:17 AM on February 20, 2007


[this is awesome]



















[NOT!]
posted by phaedon at 11:18 AM on February 20, 2007


Booooooooooooooo!
posted by Mister_A at 11:20 AM on February 20, 2007


That was 44 seconds I'll never get black.
posted by staggernation at 11:25 AM on February 20, 2007 [2 favorites]


Uh? Alright, then.
posted by brundlefly at 11:32 AM on February 20, 2007


I don't like it. And I want them off my lawn.
posted by jeffamaphone at 11:33 AM on February 20, 2007


You know what I really love about Youtube? The fact that stuff like this gets posted and people take it and spoof the fuck out of it.

So yeah, it is terrible, but in an inspiring sort of way.
posted by Dr-Baa at 11:40 AM on February 20, 2007


I saw the post and had no idea what it was about.
So I watched the video, and not only did I have no idea what it was about, I couldn't even parse what they were saying through the accent.
So I read your explanation. Clear as mud.

Can somebody clue me in here?
posted by ardgedee at 11:41 AM on February 20, 2007


I was really hating this post until I saw some of the responses (see dr-baa's links)
posted by 2sheets at 11:51 AM on February 20, 2007


Hysterical, especially the Persil massive. This version may make things clearer. Though it may not help.
posted by motty at 11:53 AM on February 20, 2007


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posted by caddis at 12:01 PM on February 20, 2007


Abso-lutly Fucking Awesome. Now we just got to get em to rap I'm middle class and I cut the grass. I want the Kersal Massive vrs Kraftwerk for my fucking pod. Yeah man.
posted by Bovine Love at 12:13 PM on February 20, 2007


At least this reminded me of Speak the Hungarian Rapper.

I don't wanna war. I just wanna peace.
posted by mosessmith at 12:32 PM on February 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Too tousand tree...september eleven, i never forget you... rest in peace.

you just made my day.
posted by phaedon at 12:39 PM on February 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


The first thing that popped into my head when Little /BLEEP/in' Kev started to 'rap' was the "HOW CAN YOU HAVE ANY PUDDIN' IF YOU DON'T EAT YER MEAT?!?!?!!" guy.
posted by CKmtl at 12:41 PM on February 20, 2007


Is this something I'd need a $1.6 billion consumer-driven media-sharing community website to understand?
posted by designbot at 1:34 PM on February 20, 2007


I saw the NSFW, and was hoping for titties. I'm really glad I had the sound off.
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:36 PM on February 20, 2007


At first I was like "Oh, it's Mike Skinner!" and then I was like "Oh, it's Mike Skinner's younger angrier brother!" and then I was like "Oh, wait - it's an Ali G thing!" and then I got a nosebleed and passed out.
posted by hypocritical ross at 1:51 PM on February 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Old - I've heard there's this great video with a kid doing a Star Wars routine, too - but still gold.
posted by greycap at 2:29 PM on February 20, 2007


Cos we know how to rap,
yeah that's a... fucking other one.


A lesser MC would have whiffed at this point, but not Mack. There are rappers in the ghetto been trying for years to break out of the usual constraints of rhyme, timing and content, yet these plucky pioneers have transcended all three in under a minute. Wow.
posted by RokkitNite at 2:43 PM on February 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Kersal massive? I heard turtle massive. Zoing!
posted by phaedon at 3:25 PM on February 20, 2007


Their "fame" is all thanks to b3ta, right? Or am I mistaken?
posted by soundofsuburbia at 3:42 PM on February 20, 2007


so do you have to be brititsh to understand this?
posted by nola at 3:50 PM on February 20, 2007


My mistake, delete away.

Sorry it's not clear, this might help:

After a bit more research...
The Kersal Massive are three kids from Manchester who sent in a video clip to 679 Recordings to enter a competition for a Kano BMX bike. Amazingly they didn't get it, but over the last few months, their video has spread all over the internet, spawning remixes and various impersonations.

Well, it is old but gold.

Danny Baker, for anyone who might be wondering.
posted by asok at 3:51 PM on February 20, 2007


asok - you might want to post this in about a year's time.
posted by jack_mo at 3:59 PM on February 20, 2007


(That said, thanks for the reminder of Ginger Joe.)
posted by jack_mo at 4:01 PM on February 20, 2007


Oh yeah, I remember what it reminds me of: U mean Im not? By Black Sheep.

But with more Kersal.

This probably should have been posted as a comment on the previous thread.

OK jack_mo, if that's what you want.
posted by asok at 4:06 PM on February 20, 2007


so do you have to be brititsh to understand this?

No, but you do have to be Brititsh to understand Page 3 girls.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:16 PM on February 20, 2007


Zoing indeed phaedon!

I depend on meat.
posted by asok at 4:24 PM on February 20, 2007


Fucking Chav Scum.
posted by bardic at 4:28 PM on February 20, 2007


Well I thought it was great. How did they not win that BMX? It's a complete mystery to me.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:59 PM on February 20, 2007


Fuck...Peace.
posted by Divine_Wino at 5:27 PM on February 20, 2007


I love how the internet conspires to apply massive talent to make beautiful remixes of hilariously terrible original work.
posted by blasdelf at 5:30 PM on February 20, 2007


One click away? A bunch of hillbillies chugging milk and puking, youtube is the Sistine chapel of the internet!
posted by Divine_Wino at 5:46 PM on February 20, 2007


fantastic. love these guys. gold star post of the day.
posted by specialk420 at 6:55 PM on February 20, 2007


The more I watch this clip and its many offshoots, the more mesmerising I find Little Fucking Kev's shrill, glassy-eyed delivery.
Laid low
did a grand theft auto
my mum wiped my nose
and gave me spag hoops on toa'.

posted by RokkitNite at 7:12 PM on February 20, 2007


Icy Hot Stuntaz...take two?

/biznitch
posted by exparrot at 7:21 PM on February 20, 2007


Hmmmm... this one's just not doing it for me. Try better next time.
posted by ageispolis at 12:01 AM on February 21, 2007


asok
"I mean Levenshulme is not exactly an area of Manchester that is renowned for being 'proper gangsta'"

Er - which part of Manchester are you from? lol

I tell you what - go wander around Levenshulme on your own at night; take all your expensive toys with you. You'll be fine...

Levenshulme like many "just out of the city center" suburbs of Manchester aint really a pretty picture. Bits of it I'm sure are quite nice, in the way that Hulme has nice bits.

I still wouldnt recommend wandering about aimlessly lost in Levenshulme, much as I wouldnt Moss Side, Hulme, Whalley Range, Longsite, Miles Platting or Cheetham Hill.

(if you do, be very warey of any white 15 year old kids in large gangs)


The story of them doing it for some competition I quite like. From what I remember from when this hit YouTube last year was that some guy on a 90 bus from Manchester to Bury got bluetoothed the video. He liked it alot and put it up on YouTube. But the competition story is probably more true.
posted by 13twelve at 8:00 AM on February 21, 2007


13twelve it's not proper gangsta though is it? It just a bit rough in parts.
However, looking like you don't know where you are is a non-starter in general, point taken.
posted by asok at 8:43 AM on February 21, 2007


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