Icy Hot Stuntaz
May 7, 2001 1:36 AM   Subscribe

Icy Hot Stuntaz "Yo punk ass has just come to the hardest, phattest, and tightest group da world has eva seen. Icy Hot Stuntaz in the 2G+1. We aint like yo bakdoorboyz, yo nsucks, or yo britney smears. and if yo think we iz like yo puff mommy, yo snoop pupp, or yo DumMX you iz crazy wrong."
posted by owillis (40 comments total)
These guys remind me of the ruling class of cool kids at my high school in Utah. God help them if they ever make the mistake of getting caught fronting like that in a place like LA.
posted by eoligarry at 2:14 AM on May 7, 2001

if those were the cool kids, i'd hate to see the nerds!
posted by FPN at 2:17 AM on May 7, 2001

Da flame is a dreamboat.
posted by holloway at 3:10 AM on May 7, 2001

What eff you see kay 'in TWEAKS!
posted by crasspastor at 4:06 AM on May 7, 2001

This is so sad.

Tour Bus? I see a Chevy Suburban.
posted by a3matrix at 4:24 AM on May 7, 2001

very hot indeed!!! and hip for white boys.
posted by billybob at 4:30 AM on May 7, 2001

Blade looks like Anthony Soprano, Jr.
posted by dhartung at 5:13 AM on May 7, 2001

posted by zeus at 5:19 AM on May 7, 2001

The more places I see this link, the more I think that I want to not be on the Internet anymore.
posted by anildash at 5:20 AM on May 7, 2001

I've seen this site before, I laughed. I thought I was laughing with the creators, not at them. Am I wrong?

They aren't serious are they? Its a parody right? ...but it seems that by the comments posted here about the site don't seem to think its a joke. ..that throws me off.

Am I naive? or just stupid? or is everyone else? ...maybe its monday morning. :)
posted by tomplus2 at 5:42 AM on May 7, 2001

Check out the best parody site so far. Be sure to hit the links page at the bottom for more.
posted by neilkod at 5:47 AM on May 7, 2001

So I am a jackass. Neilkod your link is to a funny site but do not hit the view guestbook link. Maybe cuz it's monday morning and I am not thinking but it leads to pop-up hell.
posted by Stretch at 6:09 AM on May 7, 2001

I think you all should be ashamed of yourselves. Our young artists need to be supported, not ridiculed. As the gentlemen say themselves:

If you came to our phat site to playa hate, then get the hell out. We aint needin ya, sucka!

Indeed, MetaFilter cynics, ain't none of us needin ya...

ain't none of us.
posted by jpoulos at 6:39 AM on May 7, 2001

One of the parody sites had the coolest gangsta name I've seen yet: 10BaseT.
posted by rodii at 7:11 AM on May 7, 2001

Actually, Rodii, 10BaseT actually IS a name of a hip-hop group already... here's a review I wrote of their album several years back. It was actually a good disc... and their name was just icing on the cake. :)
posted by laze at 7:17 AM on May 7, 2001

Another parody pager, MC DLT, keeps "his hot lyrics hot, and his cool beatz frigid."
posted by dfowler at 7:51 AM on May 7, 2001

Ha! This is really great, and sad at the same time, because that's how most of the suburb teens are. I guess it's sad, I think, because, well, you're laughing at them. Maybe it's not sad, just silly. No, wait, it's sad because they have a need to feel like they live in the 'ghetto' and call each other 'niggaah'. I never got the 'niggah' thing, especially when white kids use it.
posted by tiaka at 8:05 AM on May 7, 2001

How about when a Norwegian 'DJ' does?

It does seem pretty ridiculous, I'd like to think that somewhere these people know what they're doing, but I could be wrong! The best thing about the internet is now these people have the most embarassing documents ever to bring out when they're 38 and working for the local software company (or whatever)
posted by FPN at 8:29 AM on May 7, 2001

because that's how most of the suburb teens are

I hope you don't sincerely believe that.

I guess it's easy to look at pop culture and a few example of today's youth and see ridiculous exaggerations.

Oh, and if you're still thinking this is real, I believe this picture should help you out. Good photoshop work, btw.
posted by fil! at 8:29 AM on May 7, 2001

If what teenagers do is going to be labelled "sad" then it seems to me we're moving a lot more things than strictly necessary into the "devastatingly depressing" category.

Can't we just call it mildly amusing? I vaguely remember that I was a teenager once, and still notice the occassional subconscious slide into some group mentality or another. Or maybe you're just an awful lot more perfect than me ;-/
posted by andrew cooke at 8:30 AM on May 7, 2001

I ran across the originally linked site earlier this week. I couldn't tear myself away.

Watch out for Blade, yo, he is possibly the most dangerous man you'll ever meet. Ugh.

crasspastor -
For what it's worth, the correct version of the sentence you mentioned is:
"One of these guys IS paying for a conference call."

fil! -
The picture to which you linked is on the obvious parody site, and not on the originally linked site. Sadly, I think these guys may actually be serious.

posted by syzygy at 8:46 AM on May 7, 2001

No, I knew that it was a parody, I saw the other site too. And I do belive that there is a big chunk of today's teenagers that really are like this, I've only left high school two years ago. They also had the same headbands with the words 'la raza' on them, they had one legging rolled up, had two or three gold chains, rode a converted toyota civic lowrider, playing the latest gangsta rap and calling each other 'niggah'. Let it be known that they were extremely white, though like to use the word 'ghetto' never traveled 10 miles within it and live with their parents in their 4,000,000 homes in a pretty wealthy chicago suburb of Barrington.
posted by tiaka at 8:49 AM on May 7, 2001

They're no supergreg, that's for sure.
posted by kcalder at 8:58 AM on May 7, 2001

There are a lot of suburban white kids like this. A lot.
posted by owillis at 9:09 AM on May 7, 2001

There can be no way that these guys are for real. No way. For a start, they've clearly photshopped the image on the index page to add ludicrous 'glinting' effects to their chains and watches. Mind you, I can't decide whether the fact that they misspelt their own domain name backs up my belief or not:


Word to your mutha and peace out
posted by MUD at 9:13 AM on May 7, 2001


I would like to point out that they do seem to be offerring real merchandise for sale. Don't know how that changes the equation, whaddup?

If you attempt to buy any of their merchandise, you are sent to the icyhotstuntaz sotre at cafepress.com, areal net merchandiser.

I want a mad phat T shirt, sucka fewl.
posted by syzygy at 9:24 AM on May 7, 2001

Where have you gone, C. Delores Tucker? A MeFi'an turns his lonely eyes to you.
posted by allaboutgeorge at 9:59 AM on May 7, 2001

To add to the pile of evidence against this being real - they claim to have a "10x platinum record". Besides the fact that I don't think any album has gone platinum ten times over, this record-breaking recording is not available at CDNow or Amazon, nor has the Ultimate Band List heard of them. I concur with tiaka - sad.
posted by starvingartist at 10:05 AM on May 7, 2001

I suppose this site is a parody, but there are clearly kids out there who could have written this for real. The "10x platinum record" could just be boasting. (By the way, wouldn't 10x platinum mean 10 million copies? I think a number of albums have sold that many.)

What I found most interesting about the site was the language. They've basically taken standard American English and changed the vocabulary and spelling. In other words, they've made no effort to create rappers' rhythms, which are markedly different from standard American English.

Again, that's probably a part of the parody, but are there not plenty of suburban kids out there doing the same thing? The inability to tell reality from parody is sometimes not an indication of the reader's lack of discernment so much as an indication of the ridiculousness of what really happens.
posted by anapestic at 10:23 AM on May 7, 2001

I think, if anything, the group provez that irony is dead. If they're joking, it's to the level of Andy Kaufman, with the "are they joking or not", if they're not joking than they take themselves way too seriously.

It's like the kids that spend all their time making fun of hair metal... So much so that they go to used cd stores and buy poison recordz and motley crue (sorry, no umlauts) t-shirts because the bands were so bad. But when do they cross the fine line between mocking metal headz and being onez themselvez?
posted by drezdn at 10:32 AM on May 7, 2001

I think that this is not a parody site. Just because they did some simple Photoshop effects on their pictures doesn't imply that they're intelligent. And any intelligent person would only make this site as a parody. Like a lot of rap these days, they market themselves by portraying an unrealistically opulent lifestyle. An example of this is the song Bling Bling by B.G. and the Big Tymers (here are the lyrics)

Obviously IHS don't really have a 10x platinum record, they're exaggerating. But they still exist as a pathetic group of wannabes.
posted by ktheory at 11:07 AM on May 7, 2001

I just hope these poser boyz never come up against Herbert Kornfeld and his accountz reeceevin' posse.
posted by apollo at 12:30 PM on May 7, 2001

This is fake fake fake. It's obviously well done enough to bring up question marks, but my super spidey sense is kickin' in crazy strong, yo.

Blade spent '2 years in state pen for armed robbery, 4 years in rehab,' huh? I do believe that even amongst such hardcore rapSTARS as them, such fronting would not work very well.

It's entertainingly close to reality, but it's not reality.
posted by Mrmuhnrmuh at 1:18 PM on May 7, 2001

heheh. didn't i say something the other day about eminem having a copy of FrontPage 2000?

real or fake, it's funny in a sad way, because there's PLENTY of sites like this that ARE real.

which is why i demand people start being tested for IQ before they're allowed on servers, damnit.
posted by jcterminal at 2:11 PM on May 7, 2001

OK, so we've got some high school boyz playing around on the web. Is there really anything else going on here? (And if there were, wouldn't you think they'd do it somewhere other than GeoCities for pete's sake?)
posted by jdbanks at 3:55 PM on May 7, 2001

Well, I think we're witnessing a parody or whatever of the rampant "wigger-ization" spreading through America's suburbs....
posted by owillis at 3:57 PM on May 7, 2001

Props to all my dead homies.
posted by holloway at 10:29 PM on May 7, 2001

What I wanna know is : What would the legendary Scandinavian bluesman Blind Finnish Johansen have to say about it all?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:59 AM on May 8, 2001

This is a parody site...they have merchandise for sale and they are too goofy to be real =]

posted by Archfiend at 9:18 PM on May 8, 2001

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