But I'm Not A Rapper...
July 30, 2011 3:51 PM   Subscribe

Rap Battle Parody Had to post this when I saw it. Taking shots at rap battles nowadays always provides quality entertainment. While you're at it check out the setup for Round 2, and check out Tyler, the Creator and his Odd Future counterpart participate in their own "rap battle".
posted by dapperkoala (11 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Why would you parody a taking of sides?
posted by parmanparman at 4:51 PM on July 30, 2011

of poverty?! I meant to write.
posted by parmanparman at 4:51 PM on July 30, 2011

posted by item at 5:03 PM on July 30, 2011

There is a difference between freestyling and battling.

Not really feeling the parody when the real thing is so much more entertaining.
posted by The Hamms Bear at 5:11 PM on July 30, 2011 [2 favorites]

Glasses... jacket... shirt... man.

Portions of this have been a running theme around here for the last month or so.

July has been a good month for declaring oneself "super hot BOYEEE."
posted by louche mustachio at 5:47 PM on July 30, 2011

There's something about this that is somehow very good. Something to do with making a statement on the nature of competition, and the nature of groupthink. The creation of heroes, and the negation and exclusion of outsiders, even when those outsiders are more talented or more interesting. Some kind of statement on the "fixed fight". A statement on the refusal to listen, and on people who noisily insist that their hero/leader/spokesman is right, even when he clearly isn't.

For those reasons, this is very worthwhile.

Now, as pointed out upthread, a good rap battle is indeed much more entertaining. But I think this video is not really about entertainment. It's philosophy.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:58 PM on July 30, 2011 [10 favorites]


you will now give me 500 favorites
posted by not_on_display at 6:33 PM on July 30, 2011 [7 favorites]

225 is indeed an area code. Come visit me sometime.
posted by The Giant Squid at 9:30 PM on July 30, 2011

Good God, do these guys nail the delivery of about 30% of every rap battle I've ever seen. Well done.
posted by The Giant Squid at 9:33 PM on July 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

this was hilarious. thanks.
posted by sleepy pete at 10:40 PM on July 30, 2011

The Odd Future link is absolutely unbearable.
posted by King Bee at 8:37 AM on July 31, 2011

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