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Pale kid raps fast | his Wikipedia Tribute.

George Watsky is a writer and performer from San Francisco now living in Los Angeles.
posted by nickyskye (28 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
wanna pet that cat.
posted by boo_radley at 4:28 PM on January 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


he have an agent?
posted by clavdivs at 4:29 PM on January 18, 2011


hehe, nice timing. Just walked in the door and while I was out I spent a bit of time digging around in an indie-rock/uber-hipster record store. Walking out the door, there was this pale white kid with clothes about 10 sizes too large for him passing by. He glances over and breaks into a giant grin-

him: 'Oh wow, like, a real record store n shit? They got like, Eminem n shit??'

me, trying to hold back a grin: 'Yeah, man. They've got a whole section in there for Eminem, just ask the dude working, I think he's a big fan..'

I like to think that by now Mr. Baggy Pants and Mr. Tight Pants are good friends, are planning to record an album together, and there will soon be a reality tv series depicting their shenanigans.
posted by mannequito at 4:38 PM on January 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Pale Canadian Kid Raps Fast
posted by chimaera at 4:40 PM on January 18, 2011 [5 favorites]


goddamn it chimaera, it's Tuesday and I'm supposed to go see Ween next Monday - you realize that song still won't be out of my head by then, don't you?
posted by mannequito at 4:42 PM on January 18, 2011


The song is catchy, although not particularly special. The humor which he infuses into the lyrics and the video however, really makes it.
posted by lauratheexplorer at 4:45 PM on January 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


That first link with the superfast rapping was very awesome. I haven't heard good flow like that in a while. The wikipedia tribute wasn't quite as impressive, but it was cute.
posted by Edgewise at 4:53 PM on January 18, 2011


Yeah, I am not sure what about this is supposed to be terribly impressive. If it is his speed, I don't get it; plenty of people have rapped that fast before (there is, of course, a ceiling to how fast one can rap, and plenty of rappers spend their entire careers bumped up against that ceiling). If the impressive part is that he is white, I really don't get it (white rappers love rapping fast, and there are a lot of them that do it much better than this guy).

That said, I liked the video. There is something endearing about it, as much as I wish the "OMG HE'S WHITE AND RAPS!!!!1!!" novelty would lose its luster to the world. He is talented, and seems nice, so I guess that's enough.
posted by broadway bill at 4:53 PM on January 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


nice! like lauratheexplorer said, he's got good humor - always a crowd pleaser

in a similar vein: V Double O - Something You Might Feel

and for the ragga style, check MC Solaar & friends
posted by jammy at 4:56 PM on January 18, 2011


The fast rap was pretty dope, though it's also pretty short. Wikipedia was a good idea, but sucked. Had to turn that joint off.

Nothing super special as has been noted, but the one 1:28 video was cool.
posted by cashman at 4:56 PM on January 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


I made a mistake and posted before watching the wikipedia thing.

And then, I made an even bigger mistake and watched it. I now sort of really loathe this kid.
posted by broadway bill at 4:58 PM on January 18, 2011


This made me unreasonably happy. "You go, gay baby!"
posted by eugenen at 4:59 PM on January 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


I suddenly want some Micro Machines.
posted by xedrik at 5:28 PM on January 18, 2011 [3 favorites]




pale Canadian kid raps fast
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 6:00 PM on January 18, 2011


"...judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Except white kids rapping, which is totally hilarious and noteworthy each and every time it happens, am I right?"

-MLK, first draft
posted by drjimmy11 at 6:01 PM on January 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


Saw this last night on reddit, which I think is ground zero for this one, since the video had about 300 views at that time. Currently it's at almost 200,000.

What I learned from that thread: this guy, George Watsky, is known in slam poetry circles. See Drunk Text To God.
posted by PercussivePaul at 6:02 PM on January 18, 2011


If you want to add clever white rappers to your iPod, check these two: Princess Superstar and MC Paul Barnam
posted by misterL at 6:09 PM on January 18, 2011


A couple more white rappers.
posted by mullacc at 6:40 PM on January 18, 2011


I have to admit that I saw this on my girlfriend's Facebook and re-posted it on mine before coming here and finding it.
posted by Defenestrator at 7:05 PM on January 18, 2011


S is for Lisp is pretty freaking awesome, I think.
posted by inigo2 at 8:38 PM on January 18, 2011 [10 favorites]


S is for Lisp is pretty freaking awesome, I think.
posted by inigo2 at 8:38 PM on January 18 [+] [!]

All I can think of is in the 69 my humpty nose will tickle your rear
posted by ianhattwick at 9:28 PM on January 18, 2011


The Snow link compels me to post Kish.
posted by reiichiroh at 10:56 PM on January 18, 2011


Let's not forget Ed Sheeran.
posted by Optamystic at 1:55 AM on January 19, 2011


What would be awesome is if we now see Chaplin guest-being a cat on some mixtapes this spring.
posted by No-sword at 4:12 AM on January 19, 2011




He's been on Def Poetry Jam, he has an album on Itunes. With or with out an agent he is doing ok
posted by subtle_squid at 9:17 PM on January 19, 2011


Love this kid.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:59 PM on January 22, 2011


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