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I don’t even want to hear about their Muslim accountants.
Cole Stryker, lover of bad things, showed me this minimum-effort rap video for the minimum-effort song “Bill Gates” by Lil Ant.
Or maybe it’s a decent joke by an actually-good rapper, or maybe it’s a reverse-ironic viral placement that will get him on Ellen. I don’t know these things now.
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Krispy Kreme’s “Halloween” is a very calculated step toward making this fictional character actually rap as well as the man behind him
Krispy Kreme has a Halloween song out! And it’s good, mostly ironic-good but also slightly actually-good?
We’ve explained how the endearingly terrible rapper Krispy Kreme is definitely a character portrayed by the actually-good rapper Tyler Cassidy. That’s so obvious now that it’s ceased to be anywhere near the most interesting thing about the Krispy act.
And we’ve seen Krispy’s songs bounce back and forth from just kind of funnily bad to very obviously intentionally shitty in an SNL/Tim and Eric kind of way. I think this one manages to be the latter, while edging the Krispy character toward revealing Cassidy’s actual talent.
What gets me about this one is the professional background loops and the pretty catchy chorus. I feel weird trying to evaluate a hip-hop song because I don’t really know what I’m talking about, but I know what I like and what I like is the rhythm of that “I-unn even wanna trick-or-treat no more.”
And of course the bit about the candy is Cassidy’s typical insanely sharp character-based comedy worthy of a sitcom.
Oh god everyone else already knew about this and I didn’t. “Hot Cheetos & Takis” is a hip-hop song that’s been climbing up YouTube for three weeks. It’s kids singing about Hot Cheetos, which are a food, and Takis, which are another food. The group is called Y.N.RichKids and the goddamn Washington Post wrote them up.
But about this song! They have “snacks on snacks on snacks”! And an earthquake-bass video effect that I want to use in something! And one mush-mouthed kid at 2:45 who, I am told, has been compared to Mystikal.
I will now go around saying “Oh that? Yeah I liked it when it was called Titties and Carrot Cake.” Because that will make me feel comfortable and “hip” despite the clear evidence that my grip on pop culture is slipping.
This is the first time we’ve seen Krispy’s nemesis James, right? James has two henchmen, one of whom is clearly a henchwoman.
If you have no idea what we’re talking about, read our earlier posts about fake-amateur-rapper Krispy Kreme.
I am shouting “No! No! No!” alone in a room. I am smiling.
“Coolest Guys” is more essential than every preceding Krispy Kreme song. It is the Krispiest of Kremes. If you don’t watch this, and you go hang out with some people tonight, you will be a tool and they will have to show this to you on their iPhone.
Best part? Probably when he rhymes “Michael Jordan” with “Michael Jordan”, or the line after, which is just a whole bag of sweets on its own so I won’t ruin it.
Famously bad YouTube rapper Krispy Kreme has a new video out, “Stolen Bikes”. It’s slick, but still adorably homemade, and it builds on the narrative of James (who kidnapped Money Mike in “Best Friends”). And it’s probably the moment the media discovers what hip-hop fans have known for weeks now: Krispy Kreme is a hoax.
How believable was it that Krispy Kreme was really a semi-illiterate hick? How could lyrics like “Even if you had infinity knives, I would punch you up into the air like a kite” not be intentionally goofy, the work of a comedian doing a rap joke?
I always assumed so, but intelligent internet-appreciators like writer Greg Rutter took Krispy Kreme as legit, and Know Your Meme, Wikipedia and Best Week Ever never suggested a hoax. (Though the Huffington Post’s Andres Juaregui suspected something.)
So I started to believe there really was a mouth-breathing rural rapper who was just accidentally entertaining. Stupidity was a magical power superior to talent, and some day the only working comedians would be unintentional ones.