Who said hip hop was dead?

by Robert Popper on March 12, 2010 · 28 comments

You Aussies will know this chap. RAED’s from Melbourne, and he’s baaaad. Yes, I did write ‘bad’ with 4 a’s. RAED’s rap style is unique. In fact, the only way I would describe it would be if a 6-year-old child was suddenly made to improvise a rap on the spot, then this is what you would get…

Did you enjoy the unnecessarily long intro with all the awkward acting? And all the ‘yeah mans’? What about that brilliantly pointless phone call?

Well, if you survived ‘You Gotta Love This City’, see if you can get through another, even more amazing track by RAED. Warning: this is even more hardcore…

Thanks to mikederob (don’t have your full name) for sending me this. Yeah, man!

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  • Anonymous

    These people have clearly got too much money for their own good.

  • Anonymous

    This has to be a joke

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  • Gary

    Has he got asthma?

  • CD

    My favorite WTF moment at about 4:38 or 4:40. He signs something. A contract? Limo rental papers?

    Truly awful.

  • James

    If you mute the vid and play Olive from the player on the right it seems to work.

  • http://flavors.me/chad_bowers Chad

    it is kind of tragic, because you realize, at some point this guy looks at himself, and all of the effort he had put into building a mythology of who he is in the world, and it all just rings so hollow to him, and there he sits, still alone, still a sad fearful child.

  • http://robertpopper.com Robert Popper

    So bleak…

  • http://robertpopper.com Robert Popper

    “Hear hear”, said the Daily Mail!

  • joelslacksmith

    I'm Australian and I can tell you the only reason RAED is so popular is because his Dad is the Prime Minister.

  • cecilthax

    Cause i'm rappin, i'm rappin, i'm rap, rap, rappin, I'm rapping, i'm rapping, im rappity rapping! i'm rappin, i'm rappin, i'm rap, rap, rappin, i'm rap, rap, rap, rap, rap, rap, rap, rappin!

  • Dirk

    He dun a bomb hoax? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kku_0Y32DL8&feat… beezare

  • Onthinice

    I know this is off topic. But robert, you have created a special kind of monster with crystal swing. And we the Irish people hold you responsible for everything. Our national tv station RTE1 (on the Late Late Show – The equivalent of Parkinson) just spent 15 mintutes interviewing them, including 2 song performances that were even more manic than their original video which you made viral. It has become apparent that Crystal Swing have no sense of Irony whatsoever. They will undoubtedly be number 1 in our charts before the week is out.
    Robert, I both hate and love you in equal measures.

  • mikederob

    hey robert. RAED is one thing, but this other dude from australia is also doing the rounds….the laugh rounds that is!!! (sorry. not sure what i meant by that)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmJbJs-9ST0
    love from mikederob

  • http://robertpopper.com Robert Popper

    I know that clip but kinda feel sorry for the guy :(

  • http://robertpopper.com Robert Popper

    I can only apologise but also I am SO happy!

  • http://robertpopper.com Robert Popper

    Ha!

  • mikederob

    tad off topic, but what do you make of this?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBTSCp5VT2Q&feat

  • http://robertpopper.com Robert Popper

    Funniest clip ever. Have blogged Are you on twitter? Thanks again!

  • mikederob

    hi robert. glad to be of service. i am indeed a twitterer, out there as mikederob, or morningshines.
    thanks once again

  • http://twitter.com/riotoussideburn Matt Hicks

    Everyone in Melbourne knows at least a few guys just like RAED. I'm not sure if this is our new anthem or if it's time for me to move.

  • bleep

    fascinating from a musical point-of-view. I found it very difficult to follow the flow and rhythm of his rapping, and yet he can mime to it so I suppose that he knows what is going on even if I don't.

    sometimes it starts to make a kind of inverted sense, as if it was going 'down-up' when I was trying to nod my head 'up-down', and then something happens and I fall over my feet trying to follow it and I am lost again. at times I had no idea where the beginning of bar was.

  • http://robertpopper.com Robert Popper

    What is your preference for twitter name? I'll command people to follow you…

  • carlfromsweden

    Apparently RAED is so popular he has his own Wiki!

    http://raed.wikia.com/wiki/R.A.E.D._Wiki

    “THIS WIKI IS ABOUT R.A.E.D. THE GREATEST UNDERGROUND RAPPER OUT OF MELBOURNE. WRITE EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT R.A.E.D. HES REVOLUTIONIZING CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX HIP HOP RAP ALL WHILE RE-INVIGORATING THE HIP-HOP SPIRIT IN AUSTRALIA. [citation?] “

  • http://robertpopper.com Robert Popper

    What is your preference for twitter name? I'll command people to follow you…

  • carlfromsweden

    Apparently RAED is so popular he has his own Wiki!

    http://raed.wikia.com/wiki/R.A.E.D._Wiki

    “THIS WIKI IS ABOUT R.A.E.D. THE GREATEST UNDERGROUND RAPPER OUT OF MELBOURNE. WRITE EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT R.A.E.D. HES REVOLUTIONIZING CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX HIP HOP RAP ALL WHILE RE-INVIGORATING THE HIP-HOP SPIRIT IN AUSTRALIA. [citation?] “

  • AJRuiz

    This site has become a daily ritual for me, much love.
    Seems to me like this guy has listened to a lot of popular rap and simply strung the phrases he liked the most together.
    At 2:20ish in the first video “(mumble) Phenomenon” i lost it!

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