Laughing at Rappers, Who Laugh Right Back (via @nytimesarts)
It’s almost certainly too soon, and definitely futile, to be discussing what constitutes golden ages of any Internet pursuit, but in the area of hip-hop humor the peaks may have already been set.
From 2007 to ’09 the brother duo ItsTheReal — Eric and Jeff Rosenthal — made a steady stream of parody videos that came to include some of the biggest names in the genre, all of whom were happily in on the joke. In 2010 and ’11 the Kid Mero was posting at high velocity on his blog, Victory Light, an all-caps take-no-prisoners fusillade of insult and raunch that mercilessly dissected hip-hop, among other things.   [Read More…]

Laughing at Rappers, Who Laugh Right Back (via @nytimesarts)

It’s almost certainly too soon, and definitely futile, to be discussing what constitutes golden ages of any Internet pursuit, but in the area of hip-hop humor the peaks may have already been set.

From 2007 to ’09 the brother duo ItsTheReal — Eric and Jeff Rosenthal — made a steady stream of parody videos that came to include some of the biggest names in the genre, all of whom were happily in on the joke. In 2010 and ’11 the Kid Mero was posting at high velocity on his blog, Victory Light, an all-caps take-no-prisoners fusillade of insult and raunch that mercilessly dissected hip-hop, among other things.   [Read More…]